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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (6/24/13) Edition

More on Raese's lawsuit, football notes, season tickets, recruiting notes, pro updates from WVU Pros, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, June 24 - WV MetroNews
Mountaineers add another running back for this upcoming year and an offensive lineman for next season and Matt Wells stops by to talk about football tickets going on sale to the pubic starting today.

WVU scoreboard deals questioned in Raese lawsuit - Charleston Gazette
'Free' scoreboard wound up costing university $5M

PHOTOS: Reliving Mountaineer Moments - WVillustrated
Check out a wide array of our favorite photos from the most recent seasons in Mountaineer Athletics.

Revisiting football records -- and Woody - Charleston Gazette
The roster of Mountaineers listed in the records, though, was long.

News of Note:

Give him points for creativity - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
It simply means that the Mountaineers go into the 2013 season with an inexperienced team.

Under the radar: West Virginia Mountaineers - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Under the radar: CB Nana Kyeremeh

Football tickets lagging at WVU - Martinsburg Journal
However, Wells noted that selling 32,150 to date is comparable to the season-ticket totals in 2010 and 2011.

Huggins says team will win games this year - Inter-Mountain
WVU basketball coach takes part in Coalton Days event

HERTZEL COLUMN: Huggins’ job never ends - Times West Virginian
"It’s hard," he admitted. "I might get away in August."

HERTZEL COLUMN: ‘Forgotten hero’ Owens comes back - Times West Virginian
Owens easily ranks among West Virginia’s best all-around players of the past 50 years.


One way or another, Sims will help Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
Add a running back like Sims and you shore up the passing game. This has nothing to do with his talent as a receiver, meritorious as that may be. It has to do with an offense's identity and its needs.

Recruits choose WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
All indications are West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff are off to a good start in the summer recruiting battles.

WVU Assistant Seider Just Getting Started in Florida - WVillustrated
Two commitments to the West Virginia football program Tuesday had JaJuan Seider's name written all over them. The new Mountaineer running backs coach is considered one of the staff's best recruiters and one of its most important, as he is in charge of the talent-rich state of Florida.

Pro News:

Joe Alexander is almost back to full health, ready for the court - Pros Report
Hopefully, for Alexander, his frustrations will come to an end in the next 8 weeks when the talented and the athletically gifted 26-year-old can return to the court.

Pat White has "gotten better each practice" with the Redskins - Pros Report
Pat White's Relaunch Campaign is full steam ahead in Washington as the team moves into the quiet period between OTA's and training camp.

John Flowers will return to France next season with a different team - Pros Report
After leading Denain Voltaire last season, John Flowers will return to France next season after signing with JL Bourg.

Gyorko expected to return Tuesday - Pros Report
According to the Union Tribune- San Diego, Gyorko has been taking batting practice as well as fielding ground balls in anticipation for his return to the Padres' lineup.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor bandwagon loaded with 19 prospects already aboard - Waco Tribune

Collin Bevins leaves Iowa State - Cyclone Fanatic

KU mailbag: Year two of Charlie Weis, Andrew Wiggins and more - Kansas City Star

Kansas State adapts to quickly-changing football recruiting timeline - Kansas City Star

OU Football | Are The Recent Wide Receiver Commits A Sign Of Changes To Come? - Crimson And Cream Machine

2013 Oklahoma State football's 10 things to know: The plug-and-play 'Pokes -

2013 Texas Football: The Most Experienced Team in FBS - Barking Carnival

TCU's Casey Pachall has something to prove entering the 2013 season | Campus Union -

Tech running back lineup runs deep - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Football Season Tickets on Sale Monday - WVU Athletics
Remaining 2013 season tickets go on sale Monday, June 24, at 9 a.m.

Video of Interest:

"At Your Service" shows new West Virginia University students and families the vital new resources that become daily parts of student life.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

R.I.P. Tone

Miss Throwdown:

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