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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (5/26/15) Edition

Baseball, basketball & football notes, recruiting, pro news, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Duggan was quarterback at Parkersburg, TE at WVU - Beckley Register-Herald
Richard “Rich” Duggan, a native of Parkersburg, earned letters as a tight end in 1976-77-78-79 at West Virginia University.

News of Note:


Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, May 26 - WV MetroNews
Sportsline co-host Brad Howe revisits a conversation with WVU offensive line coach Ron Crook about Tyler Orlosky’s importance to the line and team.

What to expect at this week's Big 12 meetings - FOX Sports
This year, the Frogs and Mountaineers will receive 85 percent shares before jumping to full shares from revenue generated during the 2015-16 school year.

100 days, 100 reasons we can't wait for college football to start - Sporting News
67. “Country Roads” at Mountaineer Field


Juwan Staten Talks Life After WVU, Future in the NBA - WVillustrated
Former WVU point guard Juwan Staten spoke in an exclusive interview with West Virginia Illustrated prior to an autograph signing event in Cross Lanes on Saturday

Catching Up With: Joe Herber - BGN
We recently had the chance to catch up with West Virginia basketball alumnus Johannes "Joe" Herber, who made the tough decision to end his competitive basketball career a couple of seasons ago and move on to a different stage of his life. Still, sports are a big part of his current career path and plans for the future.


West Virginia baseball will be on the clock in 2016 - WV MetroNews
Experienced roster, new ballpark should give Randy Mazey tools to end the NCAA regional drought that stretches back to 1996.


WVU Second for Florida Corner - EerSports
West Virginia has offered Sandalwood (FL) cornerback Ameer Speed, the 2017 prospect said on Twitter

McKoy Down to Five - EerSports
The three-star prospect took to Twitter early Tuesday morning and announced a top five of West Virginia, N.C. State, North Carolina, Virginia and Louisville.

West Virginia Mountaineers good foundation with Midwest commitments - Big 12 Blog - ESPN (Insider)
West Virginia has gotten off to a solid start in its 2016 recruiting class with eight commitments.

Pro News:

Harrison Musgrave Gaining Momentum in Minor Leagues - WVillustrated
Former WVU star pitcher Harrison Musgrave is turning heads in the minor leagues, carrying a perfect game into the sixth inning while striking out 10 batters on Monday evening.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Seth Russell: Get to know Baylor's new starting QB -

Iowa State AD urges fans to remain calm amid Hoiberg-mania - Sporting News

Inextricably linked: Bourbon, Cox bound through injury, rehab - Lawrence Journal World

K-State notebook: Juco quarterback commits to Wildcats - Topeka Capital Journal

OU football: Were Keith Ford and other recent departures addition by subtraction or a troubling trend? - Oklahoman

Cowboys Earn Top Seed at Stillwater Regional - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Beats Oklahoma State 6-3 to win the Big 12 Tournament - Burnt Orange Nation

Kenny Hill is actually coming to TCU - Frogs O' War

I'm Beginning To Hate The Baylor Bears - The Story Of A Frustrating Sports Year - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

not much

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