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Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: Mother's Day Edition

Roundup of news and features from the weekend's happenings, including WVU's budget profit, football, hoops & baseball news, plus lots of pro updates.

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General News

WVU finances are fine without fanfare - Charleston Gazette
Because of another loss? Well, no. Actually the athletic department’s official and twice-audited financial report for 2014 showed a profit of just over $1 million — $1,008,568 to be exact.

Sunahara Adds Byron to Volleyball Staff - WVU Athletics
Asst. Coach Sean Byron brings 20 years of coaching experience to Morgantown.

FURFARI: Tony Reda chose WVU to follow father's footsteps - Times West Virginian
Tony Reda was a quarterback at West Virginia University in 1982-83-84-85.

FURFARI: Bill Sullivan excelled as a two-way lineman and end for WVU in the 1960s - Times West Virginian
Bill Sullivan was an outstanding end in football at West Virginia University in the early 1960s.


Gold and Blue Now: Friday, May 8 - WV MetroNews
Tony Gibson joins us to discuss his high expectations for his defense in 2015.

Post-Spring Breakdown: QB - EerSports
EerSports breaks down where each position is right now, and where it could be in the fall. Today, the quarterbacks.

Post-Spring Breakdown: RB - EerSports
Spring practice is over, players are on break for a couple weeks, and the 2015 class arrives next month.


Quick Ending As WVU Downs OSU - BGN
With all night to think about his at-bat with two on, two out and the score tied, Jackson Cramer delivered in dramatic fashion.

WATCH: WVU Victorious in Road Series Opener at No. 11 OSU - WVillustrated
The WVU baseball team earned the win over No. 11 Oklahoma State in game one on Saturday, continuing Friday night's game due to inclement weather in the area.


Darris Nichols joins new Florida staff, channels old lessons - WV MetroNews
Former Mountaineers point guard is following head coach Mike White from Louisiana Tech to Gainesville.

The all-WVU team from Catlett to Beilein to Huggins - Exponent Telegram
You see All-WVU teams put together and they always have Jerry West, Rod Hundley and Rod Thorn on them, rightly so, but we started thinking what an All-West Virginia basketball team would look like beginning in 1980 with the Gale Catlett era and running through the John Beilein and Bob Huggins days.

Pro News

Kevin White's contract has max numbers - 247Sports
White's deal is worth a fully guaranteed $16.56 million over four years with a $10.3 million signing bonus.

Bears Draft Breakdown: Round 1 - 247Sports
The Chicago Bears added six new players to their roster through the NFL Draft over the weekend in hopes of improving in 2015.

Alford to Return Kicks and Punts (And More WVU in the NFL News) - EerSports
Former West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round last weekend, but if he wants to stick on the roster, he knows he will have to show more than just an ability to catch the ball.

GM: Geno Smith still first-string QB. . . for time being - Newsday
Geno Smith is still getting first-team reps for the Jets . . . for now.

WVU's draft picks open NFL rookie camps - College To Pro Sports
The 2015 NFL Draft is less than a week old, and four of the Mountaineers who drafted wore their new uniforms on the practice field for the first time on Friday.

Spain Set for Rookie Camp -
Spain signed as undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.

Evaluating the Running Backs with RB Coach Ollie Wilson - San Diego Chargers I want to touch on the undrafted guys in Jahwan Edwards and Dreamius Smith.

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee: Top 100 proves people actually like kickers - NFL Videos
Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is ecstatic that teammate Adam Vinatieri was voted to the list of "Top 100 Players of 2015", and says the list validates kickers everywhere.