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Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: June 14 Edition

Varsity sports updates, football notes, & lots of WVU Pros news.

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What You May Have Missed:

The return of Jozwiak — and Thor - Charleston Gazette
A long, long time ago, a man used to roam the hills of West Virginia. He was large. So very large. A giant, you might say. And to many he was scary.

WVU notebook: Spiker, who built WVU training program, ready for retirement - Charleston Gazette
When John Spiker cleans out his office and retires at the end of the month, West Virginia will lose more than its coordinator of athletic training services.

Golf to Host Inaugural Mountaineer Intercollegiate - WVU Athletics
WVU will host the first Mountaineer Intercollegiate at Pete Dye this fall.

Three to Compete at Inaugural European Games - WVU Athletics
Three from the West Virginia University rifle team will compete at the inaugural 2015 European Games, set to open today in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Buchanan, Lawrence back in action for Canada - BGN
Two of West Virginia's brightest young talents were back in action at the FIFA Women's World Cup Thursday night.

FURFARI: Bill Legg, Don Nehlen's No. 1 recruit, enjoyed playing at WVU and now coaching at Marshall - Times West Virginian
Bill Legg, a native of Poca, always will be the No. 1 recruit Don Nehlen signed in 1980 when he became West Virginia University’s head football coach.

Orlando was heart of WVU secondary, now doing well as a coach - Beckley Register-Herald
He was born Joseph Orlando in Berwick, Pa., but the star-studded safety became widely known in football at every level as "Bo" Orlando.

News of Note:

Big 12 Football 2015 All-Conference Team -
11 Mountaineers named

Weekend Notebook - WVU Athletics
Our weekly WVU sports news and notes.

TCU biggest winner in conference realignment - Oklahoman
7. West Virginia: No, the Mountaineers don't really fit in the Big 12. No, it's not close from Morgantown to anywhere in the Big 12. No, WVU's path to a major bowl is not as open as it was in Big East days. But at least West Virginia fled a burning house and found a decent place to live.

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, June 12 - WV MetroNews
Garrett Cullen and Brad Howe debate the winners and losers of the conference realignment period which landed WVU in the Big 12 Conference.

Looking At the Big 12's Non Conference Schedules - Wide Right & Natty Lite
Truth be told, we've kind of neglected football talk around here. I mean, we've had good reason to, but we're less than 90 days away from the start of the 2015 season and whether we like it or not,...

2006 Sugar Bowl: Jay Henry - WVU Athletics
Jay Henry was an important member of WVU's 2005 defense.

Pro News:

Geno Smith headlines WVUPros offseason workouts - College to Pro Sports
As NFL teams are progressing to and through OTA's, we take a look at how things have fared for the former Mountaineers and what to expect as we head into the summer months.

Brandon Marshall hand-picked Geno Smith as his QB -
Why did Brandon Marshall hand-pick the Jets as his landing spot in trade talks with the Bears? The wide receiver told NFL Media's Judy Battista it was the presence of quarterback Geno Smith.

Todd Bowles on New York Jets QB Geno Smith: 'It's been up and down' - NFL Nation - ESPN
A few observations after the New York Jets wrapped up minicamp with an abbreviated, 65-minute practice Thursday.

Cincinnati Bengals rookie Mario Alford's speed impressed Andy Dalton - NFL Nation - ESPN
Rookie receiver Mario Alford's speed gives the Bengals a dangerous weapon they can employ in a variety of ways.

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White says Jay Cutler is demanding, helpful - FOX Sports
Wide receiver Kevin White, the Chicago Bears' first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, is getting to know his new teammates, in particular quarterback Jay Cutler.

Scuffling Gyorko heads to Triple-A aiming to regain swing, confidence - WV MetroNews
With a .210 batting average and only two homers this season, the former WVU star is struggling to live up to last year's $35 million extension.