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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (7/7/14) Edition

Football previews, golf feature, Barwis reality show about to debut, recruiting notes, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, July 7 - WV MetroNews
sophomore defensive back Daryl Worley discusses the progress of his team during offseason conditioning workouts this summer.

New WVU golf coach talks about plans while at Greenbrier - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
When new West Virginia University golf coach Sean Covich looked out over The Old White TPC Saturday during his first visit to The Greenbrier, he couldn’t help but notice all the Big 12 flavor participating in The Greenbrier Classic.

Mike Barwis Welcomes WVU Stars in "American Muscle" - WVillustrated
Former Mountaineers strength coach set to premiere new television show compared to "Cheers in a weight room," featuring old faces from his WVU days.

News of Note:

WVU opponent preview: Alabama - Charleston Gazette
Here’s all one needs to know about the chasm that generally exists between programs like WVU and the one at Alabama: A year ago the Crimson Tide won 11 games and it was considered a failure.

No. 1 on list of Most Pivotal Players for WVU in 2014 - WV MetroNews
No. 1 CLINT TRICKETT Position: Quarterback

Hertzel Column: Leadership ability key in Trickett decision - Exponent Telegram
But Holgorsen and Dawson are of a belief that they don’t need an Archie Manning to run their offensive scheme, but they do need a Manning to run the chemistry of the offensive unit, and they felt Trickett was the man who could provide the necessary leadership.

The Big Twelve's Worst Scheduled Football Games In 2014 - Crimson And Cream Machine
7. September 6th Towson at West Virginia (but probably not for the reason you would think)

WVU's grid schedule gets harder - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
If, by some chance, West Virginia University's football team escapes the opening third of its Big 12 slate of games with a winning mark, the Mountaineers definitely will have their work cut out during the middle trio of games that could go a long way to determining where, or if, the old gold and blue will be playing during the bowl season.


Miami Commit to Officialy Visit WVU - EerSports
Miami commitment Therrell Gosier says that he will officially visit West Virginia, Clemson, Nebraska and Kentucky, along with checking out the Hurricanes.

Pro News:

CFL Week 2 Recap: Pat White with a career first and injury updates for Sands, Slaton - WVUPros
In the second week of the CFL season, we saw a player go on the injured list as one was getting ready to come off it and a first for Pat White.

Kevin Jones impressing Indiana Pacers coaches at NBA Summer League - WVUPros
The coaching staff is taking notice. Kevin Jones hard work could pay off in Indiana.

Former WVU Standout Kevin Jones Turning Heads in NBA Summer League - WVillustrated
Kevin Jones is using the NBA Summer League to open the eyes of Indiana Pacers management

Joe Alexander discusses summer plans, health - WVUPros
Joe Alexander opens up about his plans for the immediate future.

Around the League (and Beyond):

McLane Stadium tour: July 2, 2014 - Waco Tribune-Herald

Optimism drives Peters into starting conversation - Ames Tribune

KU football moves Goodman’s speed back to D-line - Lawrence Journal World

Recruit Scott Frantz chooses seldom-traveled path from Lawrence to K-State - Wichita Eagle

Sooners taking a risk with Dorial Green-Beckham - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Cowboys focusing on defensive backfield in recruiting - Oklahoman

Bill Powers to resign? - Barking Carnival

TCU projected starters: Plano-product Joseph Noteboom might get chance at right tackle for Frogs - Dallas Morning News

Bethel's absence could affect Red Raiders' depth at secondary - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Single-Game FB Tickets on Sale Monday - WVU Athletics
Single-game tickets and mini-packages for the 2014 West Virginia University football season will go on sale to the public on Monday, July 7, at 9 a.m.

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 54- Scott Barrows - WVUPros
Continuing on with our 100 day countdown to WVU’s season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide, we have reached day 54, the number once worn by WVU offensive guard, Scott Barrows.

2014 WORLD CUP: Schedule and Standings - Cowboys Ride For Free
Complete schedule, standings, results, and highlights of the 2014 World Cup, updated daily.

Video of Interest:

Second baseman Billy Fleming is playing the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League this summer.

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown was named FHM's Sexiest Woman of All Time last month. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Rachel Stevens.