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Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (5/28/15) Edition

Football & hoops notes, recruiting updates, WVUPros news, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

NCAA Releases APR Data - WVU Athletics
All 17 teams exceeded the 930 four-year score, and no WVU team will receive APR academic penalties from the NCAA.

Mountaineers Prepped for ISSF Munich World Cup - WVU Athletics
Seven will represent WVU at the ISSF Munich World Cup.

Track Prepped for East Region Prelims - WVU Athletics
Select members of the West Virginia University women's track and field competes at the 2015 NCAA East Region Preliminaries, set for May 28-30, in Jacksonville, Florida.

WVU's Paladino Peaking at Right Time - WVU Athletics
It’s been an interesting first year of collegiate competition for former University High star Millie Paladino.

FURFARI: WVU's Murphy, now 84, coached, became lawyer, worked with FBI - Times West Virginian
John Murphy, who grew up as a three-sport athlete at Bridgeport High School, was a standout for West Virginia University in 1947-48-49-50.

News of Note:

It’s FIBA, and not the NBA, the NCAA is eyeballing - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
We’ve mentioned and discussed lately that the NCAA seems to be molding its game to resemble something else.

Satellite camps are hot topic, but are they worth it? - Charleston Daily Mail
On Tuesday afternoon, Ryan Dorchester logged onto Twitter to share a brochure for upcoming camps at West Virginia University.

APR, new basketball rules and Holgorsen - Charleston Gazette
Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind

VOTE: Who Has The Best Uniforms In The Big 12 – Land Grant Gauntlet
It’s time to put it to a vote! Who has the best uniforms in the Big 12?

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #26-40 -
36. West Virginia


Two pursuing Brown the hardest - Scout
Jordon Brown’s offer list has reached double digits. The North Carolina running back gave Scout the latest.

WVU Offers Florida Back - EerSports
West Virginia has offered South Plantation (FL) running back Anthony Julmisse, he said on Wednesday evening.

Pro News:

Charles Sims likely to be starting RB in Tampa Bay - College To Pro Sports
A year removed from an ankle injury that sidelined him for nearly his entire rookie season, running back Charles Sims will look to fulfill some "big plans" that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have for him.

Shaky performance at Jets’ OTA’s lands Geno Smith back in a quarterback competition - College to Pro Sports
After declarations of there being "no QB competition" last week, Geno Smith now finds himself back in the thick of things after a bad start to OTA’s.

Jets Head Coach Clarifies Geno Situation - EerSports
This afternoon, Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles clarified the situation, and said there would be a competition... at some point.

Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were no-shows for the first OTA day - ESPN
Here's a list of who didn't show up Tuesday, who didn't practice, who did and why on the first day of organized team activities for the Seahawks.

Two Bears to attend Rookie Premiere - Chicago Bears
More than 40 top prospects in the 2015 draft—including the Bears’ Kevin White and Jeremy Langford—will attend the NFLPA Rookie Premiere Thursday through Sunday in Los Angeles.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 spring meetings Day 1: League cracking down on court-storming, chants - FOX Sports

Baylor vs. SMU set for ESPN on Friday, September 4 - Our Daily Bears

Perception and Reality With or Without Hoiberg - Wide Right & Natty Lite

KU basketball still held back by one stat - Topeka Capital Journal

Don't Bet On It: K-State's Over/Under Is 7 - Bring On The Cats

Justice Hansen Set to Transfer - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2015 Preview and Prediction -

Texas Longhorns 2015 Preview and Prediction -

How The Art Of Persuasion Saved The TCU Horned Frogs - Forbes

The Film Room: Texas Tech's Defensive Line Was Not The Reason The Red Raiders Were Bad At Defense In 2014 - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

Optional Online Football Seat Selection FAQs - WVU Athletics
A list of FAQs for the optional football seat selection process.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is your 2015 Playmate of the Year. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Dani Mathers.