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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (6/4/14) Edition

Football notes, baseball draft news, recruiting updates, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday, June 4 - WV MetroNews
Justin Martin decides to skip his weekend visit to WVU and commits to SMU. We also hear from former Mountaineer Robert Summers who discusses his new job as the basketball coach at Urbana University.

Three Open Camp with Canadian U-20 Team - WVU Athletics
Three from WVU women's soccer to camp with Canadian U-20 Team.

Athletics Summer Camps Set - WVU Athletics
This weekend marks the start of 12 weeks of WVU athletics summer camps.

Furfari: ‘Detractor’ responds to Luck’s ‘pot shots’ - Register-Herald
West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck had his say in a recent interview with The Dominion Post.

News of Note:

2014 College Football Rankings: #67 West Virginia Mountaineers -
Here is our team preview for No. 67 West Virginia.

Statistics to improve in 2014: Big 12 offenses - ESPN
West Virginia Key stat in 2013: Dana Holgorsen’s offense was horrible on third down

Shell adds dimension to deep, experienced group of West Virginia running backs - Daily Athenaeum
"When you start building that culture in your room, it also helps force competition. So now guys are pushing each other," Seider said.

Mitch Vingle: WVU, Marshall, Poca hoops news - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

WVU’s Molinari honored - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
West Virginia University redshirt senior Michael Molinari of Parkersburg is one of 20 Big 12 student/athletes who have been selected to receive the 2013-14 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship announced by the league's office on Tuesday.


‘Grateful’ for stint at West Virginia, Carley turns focus to MLB draft - WV MetroNews
The transfer pitcher said he figures to be selected in the first 15 rounds in the draft that runs Thursday through Saturday.

HERTZEL COLUMN: McBroom waiting for his shot in the bigs - Times West Virginian
If time flies when you’re having fun, it stands to reason that time is just crawling along for Ryan McBroom.


Major schools picking up interest in QB recruit Austin King -
Alpharetta quarterback recruit Austin King had a very impressive Elite 11 performance in Columbus, and a number of major teams including West Virginia, Indiana, UCF, USF, Kentucky, N.C. State, and Wake Forest.

2016 QB Jacob Harrison's Camp Season Begins at West Virginia - EerSports
Dayton (Ohio) Chaminade Julienne 2016 quarterback Jacob Harrison had a big sophomore season and is attracting plenty of BCS interest including West Virginia.

WVU recruiting: Mountaineers playing the numbers game in Florida - Charleston Gazette
The class is still largely made up of players from Florida, with five of the 10 pledges coming from the Sunshine State. Why such an emphasis on a state so far away, and one that has five BCS teams within its borders?

WVU misses out as Xavier transfer Martin tweets he’s headed to SMU - WV MetroNews
The 6-foot-6 double-digit scorer reportedly was scheduled to visit Morgantown within days.

Pro News:

WVUPros on the Hardwood Report 6/3/14: Flowers wins championship in France - WVUPros
In this week’s Hardwood Report, one of our WVUPros helps his team capture a championship over this past weekend, while another attempts to make a comeback in their finals series for a championship of their own this week.

WVU Pros Summer Preview: J.T. Thomas - WVUPros
After being signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thomas has gotten on the field more and looks to become a staple in the Jags special teams corps.

How Will Geoff Cameron Help The U.S. Succeed in Brazil? - WVUPros
Fans of the Mountaineers can rejoice in knowing that the Gold and Blue will be represented in the upcoming FIFA World Cup as Geoff Cameron was named to coach Jurgan Klinsmann’s U.S. Men’s National Team roster on May 22nd.

Around the League (and Beyond):

DA will not pursue charges against BU receiver - Waco Tribune

2014 College Football Rankings: #66 Iowa State Cyclones -

Kansas coach Bill Self again downplays interest in NBA - Kansas City Star

K-State's Marcus Foster reaps rewards of hard work - Topeka Capital Journal

Sooners Receive 2015 Verbal Commitment - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Baseball: Stillwater Super Regional-UC Irvine - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Longhorns add Blinn QB Logan Vinklarek as a preferred walk on - Burnt Orange Nation

Fort Worth Super Regional Preview: Pepperdine Sneak Peek - Frogs O' War

Tech baseball gets to host its first Super Regional, faces College of Charleston this weekend - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Big 12 shows strength with four berths in super regionals - WV MetroNews
The No. 2 RPI conference during the regular season owns a quarter of the Sweet 16 field.

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

Towson Football Game on ROOT Sports - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck has announced that WVU’s Saturday, Sept. 6, football contest against Towson at Milan Puskar Stadium will be televised on ROOT Sports at 7:30 p.m., ET.

WVU's Countdown to Kickoff: Day 87 Renaldo Turnbull - WVUPros
Renaldo Turnbull became one of the top defensive names in West Virginia history in the late 1980′s.

Video of Interest:

Short video highlighting Mario Alford wide receiver for the 2014 WVU Football team. Mario will be a senior in 2014.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

They finally got #1 right:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the Bikini Team Model of the Month for June. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jade Kastl.