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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (5/13/14) Edition

Baseball drops Backyard Brawl, recruiting updates, WVUPros news, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Mountaineers to Compete at ISSF World Cup - WVU Athletics
Members of the WVU rifle team will compete at the Fort Benning World Cup.

Track Earns All-Academic Honors - WVU Athletics
A total of 13 members of the West Virginia University track and field team were named to the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Track and Field Team announced today by the conference office.

Next hot-button topic — graduate transfers - Charleston Gazette
if an athlete graduates with eligibility remaining, he is permitted to transfer to another school without sitting out a season.

News of Note:

Football

Big 12 post-spring position rankings: Running back - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
5. West Virginia

Baseball

Baseball Drops Midweek Contest to Pitt - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team committed four errors and left 10 runners on base as it fell 4-1 to Pitt on Tuesday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Huth’s highlight catch overshadowed by loss to Pitt - WV MetroNews
West Virginia's center fielder made a dazzling catch but the Mountaineers lost 4-1 before 3,037 fans in Morganto

WVU Bruised, Beaten In The Brawl - BGN
Pitt stymied West Virginia’s struggling offense as the Mountaineers struck out 15 times in losing 4-1 on Tuesday.

WVU Drops Backyard Brawl - BGN
KC Huth might make Sportscenter with his diving catch in centerfield, but West Virginia didn't have much else to hang their hats on. The Mountaineers dropped their 25th loss of the season to a weak Pittsburgh team, and are now in serious trouble of making the Big 12 Tournament.

Mountaineers fall to Pitt 4-1 - Beckley Register-Herald
The West Virginia University baseball team committed four errors and left 10 runners on base as it fell 4-1 to Pitt Tuesday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Pitt knocks off WVU, 4-1 - Exponent Telegram
WVU did little to help itself, committing four errors to go with the 15 strikeouts.

WATCH: Mazey, Mountaineers React to Backyard Brawl Loss - WVillustrated
See interviews and a spectacular catch from center fielder K.C. Huth in WVU's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

K.C. Huth's Diving Grab Earns Sportscenter Top Play - WVillustrated
Huth says spectacular diving catch is something "I dream of" -- See how Mountaineer Nation helped push it to ESPN's No. 1 play of the day.

Photo Gallery: WVU vs Pitt May 11, 2015 - WVU Athletics
Center fielder K.C. Huth makes a spectacular catch Tuesday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark against Pitt. The sequence of photos shows Huth make a diving catch in straight away centerfield.

Recruiting:

WVU targeting two QBs in Class of 2017 - Charleston Gazette
Out of all the positions on the football field, none is more important than the quarterback. It’s no surprise, then, that it’s also the position on which West Virginia spends the most time studying in recruiting, and where prospects are most scrutinized.

Four-star Eubanks schedules two visits - 247Sports
Eubanks, 6-5, 212-pounds out of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Elev8 Sports Institute, will visit Kansas May 16-18 and then Alabama May 19-21. A visit to West Virginia is also a possibility but hasn't been scheduled.

Pro News:

Quick Hit: Kevin White has sandwich named after him in Chicago – Mountaineer fans approve of name - College to Pro Sports
The city of Chicago is famous for their food. Kevin White learned of their love quickly with his own sandwich.

Titans sign 14 undrafted college free agents - 247Sports
guard Quinton Spain of West Virginia

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Bears football: Why Art Briles will forever defend spread QBs vs. NFL critics - FOX Sports

2015 Iowa State Football: Five Reasons for Pessimism - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Beaty back on the road to promote KU football - Lawrence Journal World

K-State gets a quarterback, basketball pursues shooting guard - Topeka Capital Journal

How Many In-State Recruits Will the Sooners Sign in 2016? - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Cowboys' rise includes patience for Mike Gundy - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Has the Longhorn Network been a complete disaster for Texas and ESPN? - Burnt Orange Nation

Charles Hill Transferring to Tarleton State - Frogs O' War

Birdville SG Andrew Sorrells continues family legacy at Tech - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Video of Interest:

Video courtesy of BGN

Video of (Dis)Interest:

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Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a former Playmate of the Year (2011). CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Claire Sinclair.