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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (7/1/13) Edition

Luck on the radio, campus notes, Shell down to WVU and UK, pro updates, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, July 1 - WV MetroNews
Jerry DiPaola, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, talks about the possibility of former Pittsburgh running back, Rushel Shell transferring to WVU in the fall, as well as Allan Taylor’s breakdown of incoming freshman Brandon Watkins, for Bob Huggins squad.

WVU’s Luck: Mountaineers Love Life In The Big 12 - 93.7 The Fan (includes audio)
It was a first year for us which meant a learning year. You’re getting used to new places, new styles of play, new referees, new travel. But overall, we couldn’t be happier with our affiliation with the conference."

Luck, Huggins Make Trip to Boone County Pig Roast - WVillustrated
Chapter raises thousands in scholarship money for future WVU students, Luck and Huggins enjoy time in southern West Virginia.

Men's Soccer to Face Difficult Slate in '13 - WVU Athletics
WVU's slate full of nationally ranked foes.

Giving Back - WVU Athletics
Women's soccer donated soccer balls to underprivileged children in Africa.

Way of Saying Thanks - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Jenkins schedules football camp

Summer Brings Familiar Faces to Morgantown - WVillustrated
Whether it's alumni functions, graduation events or athletic camps, some of WVU's most favorite past athletes come to Morgantown to show their alliance to the Gold and Blue.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Robinson keeps his faith through difficulties - Times West Virginian
Faith, Maurice Robinson is saying, that is what’s keeping him and his family going.

Freese brothers talented - Martinsburg Journal
George and Gene Freese were Wheeling natives who made their separate ways into Major League? Baseball many years ago.

News of Note:

WVU's missing hoopers; a look back at the 2010 Final Four team - Charleston Gazette
Late last week, West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins was on his way to Boone County for a fundraiser. A pig roast, it was. He was also preparing to recruit. Such is the life of a hoops coach in the summer.

Chemistry Lessons - BGN
While summer school is in full swing at West Virginia University, many of the student athletes on campus will have to earn passing grades in a different sort of class.

Video: Friday Four Downs - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
David Ubben talks Kansas' media deal, West Virginia's big transfer, Mack Brown and Blake Bell in this week's Friday Four Downs.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU needs to build much better defense - Times West Virginian
"Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships."


‘There’s interest’ in Shell at WVU - WV MetroNews
Former Pitt running back considering Mountaineers and Kentucky.

Size and agility propel future WVU lineman - WV MetroNews
Mountaineer offensive line commit for 2014 talks about his fit with WVU.

Pro News:

With NBA free-agency starting on Monday, what is next for Devin Ebanks? - Pros Report
After playing for the team during his first three seasons in the NBA, the Lakers announced earlier this week that they will not issue a qualifying offer to Ebanks.

Belnome on Path to Majors - WVU Athletics
Former WVU baseball player Vince Belnome is close to playing in the MLB.

Berry, Devine Making Impact in Montreal - WVillustrated
Former WVU teammates together again, pushing each other to succeed in CFL.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Planning for Farewell Season in Floyd Casey Stadium - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site

Bluford not afraid to fire away - Ames Tribune

Teams will regret passing on McLemore - Lawrence Journal World

John Currie says he’s staying focused on more Kansas State success - Wichita Eagle

Sooners Defensive Tackle, Chuka Ndulue, Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI - Crimson And Cream Machine

OSU football: Cowboys add unexpected piece at quarterback - Oklahoman

Under the radar: Texas Longhorns - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

TCU Football: Chucky Hunter Needs Bigger Role in 2013 - Rant Sports

Talent is there, but depth is issue along Texas Tech's defensive line - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Video of Interest:

In case you missed it yesterday:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

There will be a rebuttal gif in the comments around noon:

Miss Throwdown:

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