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Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: Graduation Weekend Edition

Football notes, baseball wraps up regular season with loss, WVUPros news and more.

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General

HERTZEL COLUMN: Pastilong's advice: "Remain collegiate, not professional" - Times West Virginian
There can be no argument against Ed Pastilong deserving the honor he receives tonight in Wheeling at the Victory Awards Dinner, a place in the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame.

FURFARI COLUMN: Huggins and Pastilong's presence highlight today's VAD - Times West Virginian
More than 320 people are expected to attend the 69th annual West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s Victory Awards Dinner today.

Pastilong, Tasker set for induction into state sports writers hall of fame - Exponent Telegram
Former West Virginia University athletic director Ed Pastilong will be inducted into the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame at the Victory Awards Dinner tonight in Wheeling.

Football

WVU Most Experienced Big 12 Grid Team - WVU Athletics
ESPN.com Big 12 reporter Max Olson recently crunched the numbers and concluded that West Virginia will have the most experienced football team in the Big 12 this fall

Karl Joseph returns for senior year with West Virginia Mountaineers - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Hard-hitting Karl Joseph bypassed the NFL draft and is back to set a physical tone for the Mountaineers defense.

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

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

Baylor has college football's fastest offense, but where does your team rank? - SBNation.com
#7 West Virginia

Baseball

New era of WVU baseball dawning - Charleston Gazette
"This,’’ said senior Justin Fox, "is a whole different ballgame.’’

Red Raiders spoil WVU’s senior day with 8-2 romp - WV MetroNews
The regular season complete, West Virginia will learn its Big 12 tournament seeding on Sunday.

WVU falls in regular-season finale - Exponent Telegram
Randy Mazey tries to avoid putting his team into pressure situations, joking that "Any time we mention the word ‘pressure’ in practice or in this program, we say, ‘That’s how you describe the air in the tires.’"

Just what the doctor ordered - Exponent Telegram
Just when things were ailing West Virginia’s struggling baseball team the most, Dr. Kyle Davis supplied the remedy with a three-hit outing in his first appearance as a leadoff hitter to lead the Mountaineers to a crucial victory over Texas Tech on Thursday.

WVU Drops Series Final, Awaits Big 12 Seed - BGN
Ty Damron threw five solid innings and Texas Tech ripped West Virginia’s pitching as the Mountaineers dropped the series finale 8-2 on Saturday.

Mazey, Players Review Season, Preview Big 12 - BGN
Here, head coach Randy Mazey and players review the series, and preview the tournament.

WATCH: WVU Drops Finale to Texas Tech on Senior Day - WVillustrated
The WVU Baseball team took the early 2-0 lead, but could not weather a Texas Tech offensive storm, dropping the regular season finale to the Red Raiders, 8-2.

Pros

Is Stedman Bailey primed for a breakout season with the Rams? - College To Pro Sports
For Stedman Bailey, his first two pro seasons were about learning the NFL game and proving himself a reliable target. Year Three could be where he comes into his own.

Sudden impact: Projecting top 100 NFL rookies of 2015 - NFL.com (autoplay)
8. WR Kevin White, Chicago Bears

Top 10 Early Favorites for 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year - RantSports
2. Kevin White, Chicago Bears

Mario Alford might be the fastest player in Cincinnati - cn|2 Sports
We’re not just talking with the Bengals, but in the city of Cincinnati.