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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (6/17/13) Edition

Notes from everywhere, money issues, recruiting updates, pro updates, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, June 17 - WV MetroNews
Greg Hunter gives an update on WVU’s first recruit for the 2015 recruiting class and Randy Mazey talks about summer baseball and how his players will benefit from playing around the country.

WVU tennis coach leaving for Wisconsin job - Charleston Gazette
Samara has been at WVU for the last three seasons. The Mountaineers finished 8-14 in her first year, then 4-16 and 4-17 the last two spring seasons.

Program big help for Mountaineers volleyball - Charleston Daily Mail
She wanted the statistical program that tracks and records every touch and every outcome during a match and gives players and coaches greater insight into how to scout opponents and how opponents scout WVU.

Here’s something that makes no sense - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
RWG-11-3-B has been widely panned as ridiculous and unnecessary because it bans live scouting

Ranking the Big 12's College Football Stadiums -

News of Note:

WVU Weight Room Renovation Presses Forward - WVillustrated
Mountaineers take to the indoor practice facility as work to build state-of-the-art weight room progresses.

This will raise a debate - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
there’s a rather sizable money problem at the University right now, the byproduct of a $13 million cut in state funding and some aggressive planning and execution.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Independent study of WVU finances needed - Times West Virginian
Now it’s true that technically the athletic budget is separate from the school’s budget … sort of, although it’s hard to imagine WVU’s expense item for scholarship money paid as a cost when it is paying it to the school, which lists it as income.

Crucial Days - BGN
For a lot of coaches, the first few weeks on the job are some of the most crucial days of their career.


Photo Gallery: WVU Football Camp II - BGN

WVU 7-on-7 Camp 6-14-13 photos -

Gridiron Ready? -
Levi Cook has already made his mark on the basketball court at Liberty-Raleigh High School, committing to West Virginia before his sophomore season and earning first-team Class AA all-state honors while putting in a nightly double-double.

Recruiting, scouting Oklahoma on mind of WVU’s Gibson - WV MetroNews
WVU safeties coach Tony Gibson with a recruiting update on the MetroNews Statewide Sportsline.

First 2015 commit has family ties - WV MetroNews
Morgantown High junior Stone Wolfley plans to follow dad, uncle to WVU.

Pro News:

Geno Smith says he'll attend 'Jets West' camp after all - USA Today
Rookie says there's no rift between the two quarterbacks

WATCH: Kevin Jones Reflects on First Year in NBA - WVillustrated
Former WVU basketball star hosts camps throughout the state as he looks forward to his second season of pro ball.

WATCH: Truck Bryant Looks Ahead to Pro Future - WVillustrated
Former WVU guard is helping out with Kevin Jones' camp before he travels to play in Austria later this year.

J.D. Woods Greets Fans as a Pittsburgh Steeler - WVillustrated
Former WVU receiver speaks from autograph signing as he continues his rookie NFL summer.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Defensive tackle commit ‘truly green and gold’ - Waco Tribune

What the APR Means to Iowa State - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Andrew Wiggins arrives in Lawrence, will begin summer school this week - Lawrence Journal World

Wichita Catbackers hear football optimism - Wichita Eagle

OU Baseball | Sunny Golloway Accepts Auburn Head Coaching Job - Crimson And Cream Machine

What Mike Gundy looks for when filling coaching vacancies - Oklahoman

2014 Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting Overview - Barking Carnival

TCU Cornerback David Jenkins Dismissed From The Team - Frogs O' War

Recruiting on the South Plains | 2014 OL Robert Castaneda Commits to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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