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Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (6/6/13) Edition

Baseball draft, football recruiting camps, pro update from WVU Pros, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, June 6 - WV MetroNews
Harrison Musgrave’s draft stock, Brad Howe talks about the financial aspects of college athletics and The WVU Board of Governor’s meets to approve the new baseball stadium.

132+ Teams 132+ Days: West Virginia University : CFB - Reddtit
Nice rundown Smitty found

Spurgeon Wins Junior National Title - WVU Athletics
Rising WVU sophomore Garrett Spurgeon won Gold at the USA Shooting National Championships.

Hamric to Compete at First NCAA Championships - WVU Athletics
3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8 at Hayward field.

George Nedeff now ‘very happy’ priest in Texas - Register-Herald
I hardly know where to start after interviewing this 72-year-old friend who served WVU athletically for some 35 years as an athlete, a professor, wrestling coach and hard-working administrator.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Pete Kaites, 90, has seen a lot at WVU - Times West Virginian
Pete Kaites has seen it all. It goes back to his freshman year at WVU, which was 1940.

News of Note:

Pro Draft Puts Colleges in a Bind - WVU Athletics
West Virginia could have four or five, five or six, or perhaps even seven or eight players taken in professional baseball’s first-year player draft, which begins Thursday afternoon and continues through Saturday.

Draft: Musgrave expects to be back at WVU - WV MetroNews
MLB draft begins Thursday, but Big 12 pitcher of the year downplays his odds being picked high.


One-day camps big for WVU recruiting - Charleston Gazette
Saturday and Sunday are two of the most important days of the year for West Virginia's football recruiting efforts. A week from Sunday, too. And then again on July 27.

D.C. Elite 11: William Crest interview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Dunbar (Baltimore ) quarterback William Crest committed to West Virginia earlier in the week. Crest talked with Phil Murphy about the decision and which fine points the 2014 dual-threat QB wants to tune in his game.

Pros News:

Truck Bryant signs with team in Austria and plans to spend summer "working hard" - Pros Report
Darryl "Truck" Bryant signed with Furstenfeld Panthers in Austria and will begin playing in September. He will be on the same team as fellow WVUPro Tyrone Sally.

Rex Ryan says Geno Smith is not the face of the franchise just yet - Long Island Newsday
"Some days, this guy looks good. Some days, this guy looks good," the coach said. " . . . It's a long process. Like I said, once it's totally 100 percent clear who the guy is, then we can look at making that decision.

Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith forced to make do as wide receiver corps struggle with injuries - Star Ledger
But in a league where chemistry is at a premium, where quarterbacks and receivers are required to develop a seamless rapport, the Jets are already behind the curve.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Radioactive - Our Daily Bears

National TV And To Open Season - Iowa State Cyclone Sports

Did Perry Ellis exceed expectations in 2012-13? - Lawrence Journal World

K-State begins preparation for Super Regional - Topeka Capital Journal

2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament | Baton Rouge Super Regional | Oklahoma vs. LSU - Crimson And Cream Machine

Mason Rudoph commits to Oklahoma State: Cowboys land QB recruit -

Recruiting changes helping Texas catch up with the Joneses - Burnt Orange Nation

A TCU History Lesson: 1938 - Frogs O' War

Depth Charting and 2013 Outlook | Offensive Line - Viva The Matadors

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

WVU Classic today, Friday in Charleston - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia University's largest athletic fundraiser of the summer is today and Friday in Charleston.

Video of Interest:

WVU Track runner Jordan Hamric takes us through her journey since the Big 12 Championships, as she's been preparing for the NCAA Nationals in Eugene, Ore. Hamric will compete in the 3,000 meter Steeplechase, and is ranked No. 18.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Brazilian VS model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Lais Ribeiro.