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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, June 3 - WV MetroNews
Sean Cleary talks about his three qualifiers for the NCAA finals. Garrett Cullen also breaks down where the Big 12 baseball stands so far in the NCAA Tournament.
Krak Still Finds Beauty in the Game of Golf - BGN
If Mike Krak ever wants to get to know the true character of a person, he's learned the best way to do it is to just take them out to the golf course.
News of Note:
This Week's WVU Sports Notebook - WVU Athletics
Some West Virginia University sports news and notes.
Hickman: Random items that seem surprising - Charleston Gazette
You know how they say the more things change, the more they stay the same? Well, news flash: It’s not always true.
Mike Casazza: NCAA lawsuit could transform college athletics - Charleston Daily Mail
The moment EA Sports took a knee, you could see the writing on the wall, a wall that was closing in on the NCAA, which stands alone in the final days before its latest defining moment.
Big 12 recruiting scorecard - ESPN
Here's the latest on recruiting around the Big 12 as we enter the summer camp season
Bruce Irvin out of OTAs after hip surgery - WVUPros
The details of the surgery were not made public nor was a timetable on his return, although Irvin expects to be back before training camp starts in July.
Coal Burning Stove: Sims, Clarke in best position to succeed in NFL - WVUPros
College players are oftentimes drafted to teams in which don’t really know how to use them. But every once in a while, teams get it right.
WVU Pros Summer Preview: Ryan Mundy - WVUPros
Ryan Mundy is off to a fresh start in the windy city and he looks to keep his career rolling with the Chicago Bears. With their current depth chart, Mundy is in a position to step up and make an impact.
Mountaineer Diamond Review: Kuhn red-hot for Winnipeg - WVUPros
As we change the calendar from May to June, there are some of our WVU Pros in the world of professional baseball that have made great contributions to their teams in the past month.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Art Briles 'intrigued' by idea of Baylor offense in the NFL - SBNation.com
Iowa State receives more conference revenue than every SEC school - Clones Confidential
Kansas football shifts focus - Lawrence Journal World
K-State signs California juco quarterback Taylor Laird - Topeka Capital Journal
Oklahoma basketball: Isaiah Cousins should be back in Norman soon - Oklahoman
Oklahoma State baseball: Comeback Cowboys win regional, beat Cal State Fullerton - Oklahoman (autoplay)
ESPN projects Texas to reach Alamo or Russell Athletic Bowl - Burnt Orange Nation
Fort Worth Super Regional Preview: Pepperdine Sneak Peek - Frogs O' War
Smith's gutsy performance lifts Texas Tech to a Super Regional berth with 4-0 win over Miami - Lubbock Avalanche Journal
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
WVU's Countdown to Kickoff: Day 88 Reggie Rembert - WVUPros
Reggie Rembert came to West Virginia after spending some time at a junior college but helped West Virginia reach success alongside Major Harris.
Video of Interest:
Short video highlighting Karl Joseph safety for the 2014 WVU Football team. Karl will be a junior in 2014.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Bryana Holly.