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What You May Have Missed:
A Letter from Bill Snyder is the Best Award in College Football - AthlonSports.com
One of the objectives for Trickett was more specific than wins and losses: Make Bill Snyder sit down at his desk in the Kansas State football office and write out his thoughts about the West Virginia quarterback.
FURFARI: WVU's Montoro to be honored for 25 years of service by CoSIDA - Times West Virginian
Mike Montoro, a member of the West Virginia University sports communications staff, is going to be honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for 25 years of distinguished service.
News of Note:
Ranking the 75 Big 12 football games of 2015 - Oklahoman
Ranking all 75 Big 12 games in 2015, based on projected importance
The top 75 of 2015 - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
As far as predictions go, there’s this about the final weekend of the season, which is when the Big 12 has been adept at scheduling eyeballs
A happy ending to the sod story - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Again, though, space isn’t the big problem. The surface was, and that’s being addressed.
WR Coach Galloway Welcomes WVU as ‘Wide Receiver U’ - WVillustrated
Former Mountaineers are popping up across the NFL at the wide receiver position, which has become all too familiar with position coach Lonnie Galloway and head coach Dana Holgorsen.
College football conference title odds released - ESPN (autoplay)
Big 12: W. Virginia 15-1
Would you bet West Virginia to win Big 12 championship at 15-to-1? - WV MetroNews
Vegas oddsmakers put the Mountaineers ahead of only Texas Tech, Iowa State and Kansas on preseason conference championship lines.
Clay Receives Meisel Award - WVU Athletics
Football's Cody Clay recognized.
Big 12 football recruiting scorecard for 2016 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
The latest in Big 12 country recruiting as the summer camp circuit continues.
Ohio lineman commits to Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
Meadowbrook (Ohio) lineman Josh Sills committed to West Virginia on Sunday, shortly after picking up an offer during the Mountaineers’ camp.
Football early signing date mulled - Charleston Gazette
Seldom are there proposals floated that have anything to do with college athletics that aren’t rife with controversy.
Will Johnson of Pittsburgh Steelers takes up 11-year-old's cause
Steelers fullback Will Johnson helped the family of McKenzie "Mighty McKenzie" Flohr raise more than $6,000 for her leukemia treatment.
Will his third year in the NFL be Tavon Awesome time? - College To Pro Sports
Tavon Austin is hearing some in the media refer to him as "a bust." With a new OC in St. Louis, will he be able to shake his doubters and breakout?
Around the League (and Beyond):
The Big 12's 10 most important games of 2015 - FOX Sports
Note: Rankings in order of occurrence, not in importance.
What's On Tap:
MOUNTAINEER MADNESS - WVillustrated
Pat White and Steve Slaton are set to host an autograph signing at Collectibles Etc. in Cross Lanes WV, on Saturday June 20th.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a SI Swimsuit model from Australia. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jessica Gomes.