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Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (5/8/15) Edition

Baseball travels to Stillwater, football and hoops notes, recruiting, pro news, Big 12 roundup & more.


Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Mother Earth Brewing Company's Cali Creamin' Vanilla Cream Ale, in honor of Mother's Day this weekend (as close as I could find). Treat your Mom's extra special this weekend (and every day for that matter).

What You May Have Missed:

Campus Connection: Henson's Class Highly Touted - WVU Athletics
WVU wrestling has one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.

Men’s Golf Holds End-of-Year Banquet - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers celebrated the first WVU golf team in 30 years.

READ OPTION: Everett Golson transfer watch centers on SEC schools, despite tricky SEC rule -
Good morning! It's your daily roundup of college football stuff.

News of Note:


How prepared is your college football team to replace its 2015 first-round pick? -
Expect a setback, but not much of one.

Top Big 12 prospects for 2016 NFL draft - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
S Karl Joseph, West Virginia

Top Big 12 post-spring position battles - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
West Virginia RBs

Parity makes Big 12 in need of title game - Exponent Telegram
I want a championship game in the Big 12. Period.


Hoops news, area sports improvements and ‘71’ - Charleston Gazette
Ye olde pre-vacation notebook


Baseball Visits No. 11 Oklahoma State - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team travels to No. 11 Oklahoma State for its final Big 12 road series of the season from May 8-10 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

WVU set to face Cowboys - Exponent Telegram
West Virginia will try to keep its head above .500 for the season and find a way to sneak into the Big 12 Tournament through the back door

FURFARI: WVU baseball team in a season-ending slump - Times West Virginian
Like a year ago, West Virginia University’s baseball team is in a serious season-ending slump.


Kansas in good with Kobe Eubanks? - 247Sports
2015 four-star shooting guard Kobe Eubanks is expected to visit Alabama, Kansas and West Virginia according to a tweet from recruiting analyst Evan Daniels.

OT Hainsey Knows Two Schools Best - Scout
Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway class of 2017 offensive lineman Robert Hainsey holds a handful of offers, and two schools he knows the best. He also spoke about what is important in his recruitment.

Pro News:

Kevin White's potential top attraction at Bears rookie camp - Chicago Tribune
The Bears will conduct their rookie minicamp, a valuable orientation for the drafted players and a chance to look at dozens of undrafted free agents.

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, May 7 - WV MetroNews
Zach Zaidman of the Chicago Bears discusses how Kevin White fits into their offense.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Run, pass and dunk, Baylor 'freak' QB Seth Russell can do it all - Sporting News

Step Into My Office: Georges Niang - Wide Right & Natty Lite

What is Bill Self talking about? - Topeka Capital Journal

Tre Harris transferring from K-State to SIU-Edwardsville - Topeka Capital Journal

Oklahoma football: Sporting News puts Sooners at No. 20 in preseason rankings - Oklahoman

2014's suffering could pay off in future for Mike Gundy, Cowboys - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Texas Longhorns AD still eyeing international games - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Looking ahead: TCU Horned Frogs - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

Looking ahead: Texas Tech Red Raiders - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Friday’s Baseball Game Time Moved Up - WVU Athletics
Due to anticipated inclement weather in the Stillwater area, Friday’s baseball game between West Virginia University and No. 11 Oklahoma State has been moved to 3 p.m. ET.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

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