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What You May Have Missed:
WVU's Covich Anxious to Get Started - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers are reviving men's golf this fall after a 33-year hiatus.
Buchanan Wins Ken Giles Award - WVU Athletics
WVU's Kadeisha Buchanan earned Canada's Ken Giles Award
Swmming and Diving Academic Excellence - WVU Athletics
WVU swimming and diving excell in the classroom.
WVU getting into The Basketball Tournament - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Certainly you remember The Basketball Tournament, a clever concept that got started last year and just seemed destined to stick.
FURFARI: Morgantown's David Mayfield was MHS and WVU star, now a banker - Times West Virginian
David Mayfield of Morgantown, a home-grown extremely talented football player, was a key defensive back on West Virginia’s 1991-92-93-94 teams.
News of Note:
West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 Preview and Prediction | AthlonSports.com
West Virginia will have a new starting quarterback, an unproven offensive line and untested receiving corps in 2015. Even then, the question seems to be around the defense.
And the WR corps gets another boost - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Durante is a prominent name in WVU’s recruiting class for myriad reasons — he’s coming through the pipeline, he’s quite good, he’s highly regarded, he might have flipped to Alabama for a minute
Ten Big 12 games to look forward to in 2015 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
West Virginia at Baylor, Oct. 17
Over/under: Oddsmakers set WVU’s wins total among Big 12’s best - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor checks in with the offshore sportsbook and its O/Us for the 2015 college football season.
Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday, May 27 - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor revisits Tony Caridi and Coach Greg Hunter’s conversation about offshore betting site 5Dimes’ Big 12 football over/under predictions, and looks into Juwan Staten’s NBA workout tour.
Big 12 meetings, Pitts, Moss and Barker - Charleston Gazette
Ye Olde notebook
Some free thinking during down time - Exponent Telegram
A few thoughts that cross an idle mind during down time.
2015 college football season: 100 reasons to be excited (Nos. 100-76) - SI.com
93. West Virginia’s continued quest to contend in the Big 12
WVU basketball builds pipelines in Ohio, New York City - Charleston Daily Mail
The Buckeye State and the Big Apple have been good to Huggins and the Mountaineers through the years
6-5 Pa. WR Holds Four Above Others - Scout (autoplay)
Aaron Mathews, a 6-foot-receiver from Clairton (Pa.) High, holds four schools above the others in his recruitment.
Rowan decision coming soon? - EerSports
Rowan is being heavily recruited by Louisville, who has one scholarship available next season.
Will Clarke bulks up for Year Two with the Bengals; Mario Alford returns punts - College To Pro Sports
It took Will Clarke much of his rookie season in 2014 to gain meaningful playing time. He hopes the strides he can make with a full offseason with the Cincinnati Bengals will lead to an expanded role in their defense.
John Means Among Several ‘Eers Excelling in the Minors - WVillustrated
Former WVU pitcher John Means recently spoke with West Virginia Illustrated following a start in Charleston over the weekend, discussing his time as a Mountaineer, while also sharing his experience in the minors.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Should college football adopt the NFL's PAT rule? Punt, Pass & Pork - SI.com
Baylor Bears 2015 Preview and Prediction - AthlonSports.com
Vegas still loves the Cyclones - Cyclone Fanatic
One computer projection says Kansas will be the second-worst team in FBS football in 2015 - Kansas City Star
Kansas State unveils plans for premium football seating area as part of stadium addition - Kansas City Star
OU football: Graduate transfers Blake Countess, Matt Hegarty heading elsewhere - Oklahoman
Big 12 strong and weak: Oklahoma State Cowboys - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Texas Longhorns Signees talk Shaka Smart and Horns Hoops - Barking Carnival
TCU Baseball's Road to the World Series Starts Now - Frogs O' War
Texas Tech Quarterback Preview - Viva The Matadors
What's On Tap:
Names in the Games: WVU celebration; SA’s Hines signs - Charleston Gazette
One of the largest fund-raising events of the year for West Virginia University athletics begins today in Charleston when the three-day Mountaineer Classic begins.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I bet she's popular
Hump Day Video of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely American model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Hailee Lautenbach.