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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/25/13) Edition

Football notes, summer basketball & baseball, MAC donations increase, pro updates, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, June 25 - WV MetroNews
we get to hear from some of the incoming freshman basektball players who played their debut in last night’s Pittsburgh Summer League and Shannon Dawson says that the Mountaineer offense is very easy to learn, which will help transfers this year.

Sitting down with Luck: Facilities -
"There are lots of new ideas, but obviously at the end of the day we have to prioritize," Luck said.

WVU: MAC donations could top 2012’s total - Charleston Daily Mail
The expected figure would continue the upward trend that's seen the annual fund produce $10.2 million in 2008 and then have between $400,000 and $1 million surges every year since then.

WVU eyes ticket sale numbers - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
With a 6-game home slate that includes visits by Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State it would be hard to believe that Milan Puskar Stadium won't be jam-packed.

Two Head to World Championship Trials - WVU Athletics
Graduating senior Rachael Burnett and senior Bryce Bohman will represent the women and men, respectively.

McPherson retiring after 40 years at WVU - Times West Virginian
He has had two separate stints as an assistant men’s basketball coach totaling 20 years, first in 1970 under Sonny Moran, and then he returned later with Gale Catlett for a longer stretch until 1993.

News of Note:

Early results most important for WVU - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
West Virginia's dealing with lower expectations than they're used to with a team that lost one of the Big 12's best passing attacks from a team that went just 7-6 a year ago.

New-look offense could be on tap for WVU - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Dana Holgorsen has a reputation as a coach who loves to throw it on every down, but since leaving Case Keenum and Houston behind, that's been far from the case.

Harris, Henderson take aim at point guard - WV MetroNews
Shooting guards using summer league to develop versatility.

Summer Hoops - BGN
Nine anticipated members of West Virginia's 2013 basketball squad are scheduled to take to the court over the next four weeks in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro Am Summer League.

Hoops Summer League Action - BGN
West Virginia participants in the Pittsburgh Pro Am Summer League tipped off with some strong performances on Monday at the Greentree Sporstplex.

Recruits debut in summer league - WV MetroNews
Nate Adrian, Brandon Watkins and Devin Williams flash skills on opening night in Pittsburgh.

WATCH: WVU Basketball Highlights from Summer League - WVillustrated
WVU sophomores, freshmen play together in Pittsburgh to develop chemistry before practices start back on campus.

Miles bound for Arkansas - WV MetroNews
Former WVU forward announces transfer plans, will be eligible with Razorbacks in 2014-15.

Baseball Summer League Update #2 - WVU Athletics
This is the second addition, featuring updates from the start of summer collegiate leagues through games on Sunday, June 23.

Recalling the simpler times of Big East - Charleston Gazette
Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind


2014 Big 12 Recruiting Scorecard: June - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Pro News:

Alexander on the rebound - Frederick News-Post
Alexander suffered a stress fracture and had surgery this past December.

Adam "PacMan" Jones set to speak at Rookie Symposium - Pros Report
The Rookie Symposium is a place where young athletes, who will begin seeing the effects of fame for possibly the first time, go to listen to clean-cut NFL players but also players who have dealt with suspensions for several different things.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12's nonconference schedule worst among BCS leagues - Sporting News
the Big 12 enters this season with the worst—and it’s not close—nonconference schedule of the six BCS conferences.

Bears’ newest pledge a versatile defender - Waco Tribune

Cyclones hope passing game comes together over voluntary workouts - Ames Tribune

Kansas Football: What's the Goal for 2013? - Rock Chalk Talk

Klein starts youth passing academy - Manhattan Mercury

Oklahoma football: Five newcomers who could make an immediate impact - Oklahoman

Oklahoma State football: A look at what's behind Justin Gilbert's progress - Oklahoman

Longhorn Defense adds depth to the Defensive Line - Daily Texan

TCU Summer Baseball Update - Frogs O' War

Vince Taylor Joins Tubby Smith's Coaching Staff - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

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