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Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/28/13) Edition

Recruiting updates including another possible transfer, Tier 3 rights, grid and hoops notes, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, June 28 - WV MetroNews
offensive line commitment Josh Krok tells why he chose WVU, and running backs coach JaJuan Seider says incoming players can learn the offense quickly. Finally, basketball recruit Devin Williams explains how he’s gaining chemistry with teammates by playing in the Pittsburgh Summer League.

Mike Casazza: Courtesies can be seen as slights in breakup - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU had asked West Virginia Radio Corp. to clear out that space, but it had asked the same of other occupants.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Third-tier rights deal will get done - Times West Virginian
There are really only two companies prominent in doing this on the college level — IMG Sports and Learfield. They handle nearly all the power schools.

Kansas TV model worth noting for West Virginia - Charleston Gazette
If you missed or simply shrugged off the media news out of Kansas earlier this week, well, you might want to backtrack and pay it a bit more mind.

Deniz Kilicli helps Turkey win Med Games basketball championship - Pros Report
The team went unblemished through the competition and defeated Serbia 79-62 on Tuesday to take home the gold medal.

Broadcaster Wolfley Follows His Heart - WVU Athletics
Ron Wolfley has made a pretty successful career out of following his heart and trusting his instincts.

The Big 12 as Game of Thrones - Wide Right & Natty Lite
This is better than the BC version I linked to yesterday...I like our comparison better too

News of Note:

Rule change highlights laid-back teleconference - Charleston Daily Mail
Of more immediate attention of the coaches is this week's vote by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which amended the block/charge rule.

Carey excited by women’s basketball team - Register-Herald
“We have everybody back but one player. We have one year in the Big 12 Conference, so we know a bit more of what to expect now.”

Not household names (yet): Coaches are talking about these 25 players -
CBSSports spoke to more than 20 college coaches about players who haven't yet arrived or are underrated but make an impact on the field.

Revamped Look - WVU Athletics
Construction work continues around Milan Puskar Stadium.


Ex-Pitt running back considering WVU move - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia is already expecting an infusion of talent into its backfield this season from Houston transfer Charles Sims. Now, there could be another in 2014.

Shell to visit WVU, talking with Kentucky - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Former Pitt running back Rushel Shell will visit West Virginia as early as next week as he plans to select from a list of three colleges where he will resume his football career.

Ex-WVU WR cleared to play for NC State this fall - CollegeFootballTalk
Though he transferred from West Virginia last fall, new North Carolina State wide receiver Travares Copeland will be able to play for the Wolfpack in 2013. According to his Twitter account, Copeland received a clearance from the NCAA that will allow him to play immediately.

Pro News:

Devin Ebanks Preps for Life After Lakers - WVillustrated
Former Mountaineer looks for success in summer league as an NBA free agent.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk is a dark horse for the Heisman - Orlando Sentinel

How solid is Lazard's commitment? Newest Cyclone provides some insight - Des Moines Register

Bill Self fills last two vacancies on KU coaching staff - Kansas City Star

Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder hoping for late draft news - Wichita Eagle

OU Baseball | Sooners Reportedly Hiring Virginia Tech's Pete Hughes For Head Coach Position - Crimson And Cream Machine

OSU's indoor practice facility open for business - YouTube

Make-or-break year for Mack Brown, Texas Longhorns - ESPN

Making the case for TCU quarterback Casey Pachall - ESPN

Tubby Smith | Floor Percentage Shows His Flex Offense Works - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

WVU baseball camps on deck - WV MetroNews
WVU baseball coach Randy Mazey and his staff are overseeing four more camps this summer.

Football: Family FunZone Season Tickets On Sale - WVU

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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