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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/4/13) Edition

Football notes, updates from Pros Report, recruiting update, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, June 4 - WV MetroNews
we learn more about WVU’s newest basketball commitment, Daxter Miles. Chip Brown of gives his predictions for Big 12 football and Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star Telegram says that with the current monetary value of each conference, realignment is on hold for the time being.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Creating some news with a spin - Times West Virginian
A story on an athlete who has just signed might well ignore a prior run-in with the law in the school version while it may be featured in the media report.

The 25 GIFs That Perfectly Describe Going To West Virginia University - Elite Daily
Not sports related, but I thought you might enjoy

News of Note:

Trickett Getting Comfortable In Morgantown - WVillustrated
Trickett arrived in Morgantown last month. He is working out with the strength staff as well as studying film in order to be ready to compete for the starting quarterback job this season.

The Time is Now For RB Buie - WVU Athletics
Junior to be seeks a bigger role in 2013.

Price remembered as a fine Mountaineer cager - Register-Herald
Furfari's Notebook

Pro News:

Gyorko Diamond Review: 6-3 - Pros Report
This past week marked the end of Jedd Gyorko's second full month in the major leagues, and one of the best months a Padres' rookie has ever had.

Geno Smith deadlocked with Mark Sanchez in QB battle - Pros Report
"If Sanchez wants to be the starter for a fifth straight year, he will have to outperform Smith and take the job on merit."


Top targets: Defensive line - WV MetroNews
MetroNews continues its summertime glimpse at the top targets for West Virginia’s 2014 recruiting class.

Around the League (and Beyond):

2013 Preseason All-Big 12 Team - Phil Steele

DCTF: Lache Seastrunk isn't going to win the Heisman - Our Daily Bears

Fred Hoiberg: Just Another Weekend In Awesomeness - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Good point(s): A look at best point guards in Bill Self era - Lawrence Journal World

Beavers' opponent in Corvallis Super Regional: Kansas State capitalizes on wild pitches to beat Arkansas -

OU baseball: OU beats Virginia Tech, advances to Super Regional in Baton Rouge - Oklahoman

Wes Lunt's decision time is looming - Oklahoman

Texas WRs Cayleb Jones and Kendall Sanders suspended, reinstated to team - Burnt Orange Nation

2013 MLB Draft Preview: TCU Horned Frogs Edition - Frogs O' War

Brewing up a Battle: Brewer, Webb to split early August snaps 50-50 - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Mark Emmert suggests major programs break into fourth division - Sporting News
Here’s what Emmert didn’t say but most certainly knows: a fourth division will lead to paying players.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

So now we know...and knowing is half the battle

Miss Throwdown:

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