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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (7/29/14) Edition

Football previews, women's soccer gives back, recruiting notes, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, July 29 - WV MetroNews
Sportsline’s Greg Hunter previews WVU’s training camp by breaking down key position battles come August.

Watch Walt Anderson - Big 12 Media Day - WVU Athletics
Big 12 Coordinator of Officials Walt Anderson speaks with Tony Caridi.

Fueling the Mountaineers - WVU Athletics
Nutritionist Nettie Freshour explains her role with the department.

A Day With New Friends - WVU Athletics
Athletes from Morgantown's SteppingStones visited Dreamswork Field.

Furfari: Were Bowlsby’s fears about college athletics’ future justified? - Times West Virginian
To which I ‘d like to ask, "Who is responsible out there for authorizing such outrageous million-dollar salaries in the first place?"

News of Note:

White feels he let down team in 2013, aims for bigger impact this fall - WV MetroNews
Senior receiver says he has better grasp of positional nuances and expectations for helping the Air Raid offense relaunch.

Worley Gained Valuable Experience in '13 - WVU Athletics
Sophomore took his lumps with struggling Mountaineer D.

The Baylor Bears Should Be The Best Offensive Football Team In The Big Twelve For 2014 - Crimson And Cream Machine
#5 with running backs...okaaaay

College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2014 -
Better…But it May Not Show in Win Column

The Big 12's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014 -
10. Nick O’Toole’s Mustache

Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2014 -
Rushel Shell, RB, West Virginia
Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia


Making his own path -
Glades Central (Fla.) offensive lineman Jah'Shaun Seider understands all too-well the connection to West Virginia with his brother JaJuan playing and now coaching in Morgantown but Saturday's decision to commit to the Mountaineers was one he made independently of those family ties.

Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Summer rages on but recruiting never stops with several Big 12 programs adding to their commitment lists during the past week. Here's the latest around the conference:

Pro News:

WVUPros NFL Training Camp Quick Slants 7-28-14 - WVUPros
News and notes from Sunday's NFL Training Camps about Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, Charles Sims and more.

CFL Week 5 Recap: White Records First CFL Touchdown, While Sanders Shines In "Battle of Alberta" - WVUPros
In week five of the CFL regular season, two WVU football stars faced off against one another in one of the league's most epic rivalries.

Mountaineer Diamond Review: WVU's Billy Fleming signs with New York Yankees - WVUPros
In this week’s Mountaineer Diamond Review, we find Billy Fleming signing with the New York Yankees, Jedd Gyorko nearing a return to the San Diego Padres and Ryan McBroom being named one of the best in the Northwest League.

Mountaineers In The Pros: July 28 - WVU Athletics
The latest on WVU's professional baseball players.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Things Change When You Are Not at Home - Our Daily Bears

One Man For the Job - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Top 10 reasons to watch this fall - Lawrence Journal World

Captaincy significant for K-State football seniors - Topeka Capital Journal

No News Is Possibly Good News For Oklahoma's Joe Mixon | Warrant Issued For Alleged Victim - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State football: Glenn Spencer's defense not ready for Jameis Winston and 'Noles — yet - Oklahoman (autoplay)

What The Hell Is Going On? A Promised Culture Change. - Barking Carnival

TCU Football 2014: Running Backs Preview - Frogs O' War

Nic Shimonek to Transfer to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

Single game tickets for the 2014 WVU football season are on sale now! Go to WVUGAME.COM or call 1-800-WVU GAME

Football Game Promotions Announced - WVU Athletics
Stripe the Stadium, Gold Rush and Family Day Promotions

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

WVU’s Countdown to Kickoff: Day 32 Aaron Beasley - WVUPros
Continuing on with our 100 day countdown to WVU’s season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide, we have reached day 32, the number once worn by WVU cornerback, Aaron Beasley.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I SOOOO want to do this

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Texan I'd like to mess with. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Hannah Ferguson.