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

Some WVU Sports notes, lots of football recruiting news, Big 12 roundup & more.


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News of Note:

Putting a wrap on the WVU sports years - Exponent Telegram
Considering that Dana Holgorsen’s fourth Mountaineer football team battled its way back above .500 has to be considered an achievement but not an accomplishment, for this program is the centerpiece of the athletic department and carries the state’s pride with it.

WVU’s MAC moves on to next phase of facility projects - Charleston Daily Mail
The MAC’s current priority is redesigning the football team’s practice complex behind the indoor practice facility.

Caridi tagged Top Talent by Fleming, his WVU predecessor - Times West Virginian
Tony Caridi, a native of Lockport, New York, came to West Virginia as a graduate of Syracuse as a journalistic broadcaster expecting to stay just six months.


Ohio OL jumps on West Virginia offer - EerSports
Byesville (Ohio) Meadowbrook offensive lineman Josh Sills made a last-minute trip to West Virginia on Sunday, deciding to camp for the coaches.

Sills Stops Roller Coaster Pledges To WVU - Scout
West Virginia picked up a big commitment Sunday afternoon when Byesville (Ohio) Meadowbrook offensive lineman Josh Sills pledged to the Mountaineers following an MVP camp performance. Scout spoke with Sills about his big news.

One Visit on Deck for Studstill - Scout
Studstill, the son of former West Virginia gunslinger, Darren Studstill, wouldn't mind following in his father's footsteps up in Morgantown, where he would have an opportunity to crack the lineup sooner rather than later.

Early Signing Period for College Football? - BGN/AP
An early signing period for college football is close to becoming a reality after years of debate and discussion about giving prospects the opportunity to end their recruitment before February.

WVU Commit, Targets to Play on National Television - EerSports
West Virginia linebacker commit Zach Sandwisch and his Toledo (OH) Central Catholic teammates will take on Cleveland (OH) Benedictine on national television this August.

Exposure camp coming to Parkersburg -
Around 80 prospects from seven different states will take to the court at Parkersburg High School Monday for the second annual Court XIV Exposure Camp.

Wesco commits to WVU for football - Martinsburg Journal
Trevon Wesco is coming home.

Wesco aiming to become nasty blocker, big-time target at Lackawanna - WV MetroNews
WVU commitment made only five catches during a freshman season when he apprenticed behind two DivisionI signees.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Hires Pepperdine's Steve Rodriguez as New Head Baseball Coach - Our Daily Bears

Toughness is Prohm's key to defense - Cyclone Fanatic

Loss of Corey Avery brings questions to KU's RB position - Lawrence Journal World

Kansas State’s Bruce Weber open to recurring basketball game against Missouri at Sprint Center - Wichita Eagle

Could Josiah St. John have breakout season for Oklahoma Sooners? - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Junior Safety Transferring from OSU - Cowboys Ride For Free

New Longhorns offense demands versatile tight end - Burnt Orange Nation

How can TCU Horned Frogs' Trevone Boykin improve in 2015? - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Texas Tech's Offensive Efficiency - Viva The Matadors

Video of Interest:

WVU Basketball Coach Bob Huggins talks to the media at Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Holiday WHOA-OH-OH-OH...

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