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Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/13/14) Edition

Update on Trickett, football notes, recruiting notes, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, June 13 - WV MetroNews
Craig Way, the "Voice of the Longhorns" discusses baseball success for the Big 12 conference this year. We also hear from’s Allan Taylor, as he talks about the most recent football commitment, Chris Chugunov, who hails from Skillman, N.J.

234 Named to Spring Big 12 Honor Roll - WVU Athletics
Of the 234 WVU student-athletes recognized by the Big 12 for their academic excellence, 47 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the fall semester.

Three Earn ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Honors - WVU Athletics
Second baseman Billy Fleming and first baseman Ryan McBroom earned first team honors, while outfielder Bobby Boyd was named to the second team.

Lasnicki Concludes Season as All-American - WVU Athletics
Lasnicki concluded her season with the second-fastest time in school history in the 10,000 meters (33:46.22). She finished 17th overall in the event to earn Third Team All-America accolades.

Current, Former Shooters Shine in Munich - WVU Athletics
Several with ties to WVU rifle achieved success at Munich World Cup.

Furfari: Dunlevy is still keeping busy as age 70 approaches - Register-Herald
Bob Dunlevy of Wheeling, a standout wide receiver who also played defense for West Virginia in the early 1960s, will turn 70 years old on Aug. 5.

News of Note:

WVU FOOTBALL: Trickett still out after shoulder surgery - Charleston Daily Mail
"He’s better," Holgorsen said Sunday. "He’s doing some throwing, but they won’t cut him loose for another couple weeks."

Oliver Luck looks for improvement from WVU Mountaineers Dana Holgorsen - ESPN
Oliver Luck doesn’t have a set number of wins in mind from his football team this season. But the West Virginia athletic director wants improvement from coach Dana Holgorsen’s program after the Mountaineers went 4-8 in their second season in the Big 12.

Documenting WVU's Key Moments in History - WVU Athletics
Sports photography has evolved through the years.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Move to Big 12 better than what could have been - Times West Virginian
What if …That’s the thought that came to mind when Oliver Luck revealed to Brett McMurphy of this week that he came up with a plan to merge the leftovers of the Big 12 and Big East after Syracuse and Pitt had decided to jump to the ACC and had Texas and Oklahoma gone off and joined the Pac-12, as they threatened to do.

Duke-Maryland, Kentucky-Indiana lead 10 rivalry matchups we want to see - One And One -
10. Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia


JUCO Transfer Billydee Williams Offers Toughness, Perimeter Shoo - WVillustrated
Billydee Williams can help the Mountaineers in a variety of areas, which is something Bob Huggins noticed during recent workouts.

More to the story -
West Virginia became the first power five program to offer the rising senior after a strong performance at the Mountaineers summer camp Sunday but the foundation of his recruitment had already been laid by the coaching staff in the previous months.

Pro News:

Charles Sims signs rookie contract with the Bucs - WVUPros
After the last day of OTA’s, the Bucs got down to getting the paperwork done with some of their high-round NFL Draft picks. Charles Sims was one of them.

Basketball more than a career for Thorn - Times West Virginian
It never was easy being Rod Thorn. Fun? Yes. When you’re the best high school basketball player in your state, when you are probably the best high school baseball player in your state, when you are a solid student, life can’t be anything but fun.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Q&A Kendal Briles of Baylor Bears football talks recruiting, QBs - ESPN

Notebook: Assessing the in-state recruiting landscape - Cyclone Fanatic

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU hoops scrimmage - Lawrence Journal World

K-State Football: It's All About Family | Fans - YouTube

Blake Bell says his knee is 'strong as ever' - Oklahoman

OSU football: Cowboys have smallest percentage of returning lettermen in nation - Oklahoman

CWS Preview Part I: The Bizarro Bracket - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU perfecting art of small ball on its way to Omaha - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Not done yet: Red Raiders still in disbelief of making College World Series - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Tickets on Sale - WVU Athletics
Tickets for West Virginia’s appearance in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game are now on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office

BT Entertainment Presents WVU ATLANTA KICKOFF
On Saturday, August 30th, our Mountaineers will square off against the Alabama Crimson Tide at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. There are many game and game related activities throughout downtown Atlanta on that day.

WVU's Countdown to Kickoff: Day 78 Rich Braham - WVUPros
We are now 78 days away from the Mountaineers starting the season against Alabama in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff. Today, Number 78 is represented by OL Rich Braham.

World Cup 2014 schedule - Complete guide to games & TV
For those that are interested

Video of Interest:

Senior Sarah Martinelli set the WVU record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA Finals

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Hailey Clauson.