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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (6/1/15) Edition

Football & hoops notes, varsity notes, recruiting updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Women's Soccer Schedule Change - WVU Athletics
The WVU women's soccer team will now travel to Georgetown in August.

Mountaineer track squad fares well at NCAA competition - Inter-Mountain
The West Virginia University women’s track and field team finished up competition at the 2015 NCAA East Region Preliminaries at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.

A little different race - Exponent Telegram
In a way, Megan Wright is in the race of her life.

The story behind 'The Logo' - Exponent Telegram
That player, of course, is West Virginia’s own Jerry West, although the league has never "officially" admitted he was the model, preferring to keep it as a collective figure rather than individualizing it.

News of Note:

WVU hoops newcomer Myers brings scorer’s mentality - Charleston Daily Mail
"I’ve always been a scorer," the Brooklyn, N.Y., native said.

All grown up, WVU secondary set to lead - Dominion Post
All five defensive backs will be back this fall, with 98 career starts among them, giving WVU the most veteran secondary in the conference.

Strong and weak: West Virginia Mountaineers - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
WVU enters the season with five linebackers with starting experience including Nick Kwiatkoski, one of the conferences top returning tacklers.

Stewart's famed pregame speech wins No. 1 ranking among coach pep talks - Beckley Register-Herald
Stringing together some odds and ends about sports items that may be of interest to you:


Jennings could stand out among Mountaineer signees - Charleston Gazette
Gary Jennings played a variety of positions, including quarterback, at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Va. At West Virginia, he’ll be a wide receiver.

Closing in on camp season -
Now that the spring evaluation period has ended the West Virginia coaching staff has set their attention on evaluating prospects on campus with a series of summer camps set for the upcoming weeks.

WVU Latest for Florida DT - EerSports
Wekiva (FL) defensive tackle Tashawn Manning has had quite the week, adding offers from North Carolina, Louisville, UCF, and Indiana this week. On Friday evening, West Virginia added their name to the list.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor's Full New Gunmetal Gray Uniform - Our Daily Bears

Possible Replacement Couches for Iowa State - Wide Right & Natty Lite
Bob Huggins Burnability Scale

Ole Miss transfer visiting Kansas - Lawrence Journal World

K-State gets good NCAA APR news ... for now - Bring On The Cats

Sooner football giving a different vibe compared to this time last year - Oklahoman

Oklahoma State unravels in eighth inning, loses to Arkansas - Oklahoman

2015 Texas Longhorns Athletics APR Results: Football Still An Outlier - Barking Carnival

Frogs Beat N.C. State 8-2, Force Monday Matchup - Frogs O' War

Strong and weak: Texas Tech Red Raiders - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Video of (Dis)Interest:

"It's a dog eat dog world, Sammy, and I'm wearing milk-bone underwear"

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely Australian. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Allira Cohrs.