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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/2/15) Edition

Football notes, recruiting updates, WVUPros news, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Six Rowers Named CRCA Scholar Athletes - WVU Athletics
Six members of the WVU rowing team were named National Scholar Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the 2015 season.

2015 FIFA World Cup Send-Off - YouTube
Mountaineer Nation sends its best to sophomores Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence as they represent Canada in the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup.

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, June 1 - WV MetroNews
new WVU Hall of Fame inductee Amos Zereoue discusses the honor.

FURFARI: McKown showed versatility in both high school and as Mountaineer - Times West Virginian
Jody McKown, a native of Fayetteville, possessed versatility as well as talent during his football-playing career.

Mark May no longer on ESPN's 'College Football Final,' per report -
In best Dr. Peter Venkman sarcasm voice, "I'm gonna miss him"

News of Note:

Hey, it’s June 1, and that matters - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
The first day of June is the first day college football teams can mandate workouts for their players, a useful addition to the rule book the NCAA allowed last year.

Big 12 takes wrong route to enhance gameday - Charleston Daily Mail
These are easily mocked initiatives people had fun with after the toothpaste was out of the tube.

Right calls should be of more concern than replays - Exponent Telegram
The rule also doesn’t define how frequently is too frequently … once? Twice? Three times? Fifty times?

For starters, there’s experience - Charleston Gazette
If there’s one thing West Virginia’s football team has going for it this fall that the Mountaineers haven’t really had over the course of Dana Holgorsen’s four previous seasons, it’s this: Experience.

WVU's new low-creampuff diet might return 'Backyard Brawl' to menu - Sporting News
"Without a doubt, we’d love to reignite the Backyard Brawl," said Hammond, referring to the Mountaineers' longtime rivalry with Pittsburgh, which hasn't been played since 2011.

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015 -
2. West Virginia


How to fix scoring: Get better scorers - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
It sounds so easy, right?

Connor stays close, transfers to FSU - Exponent Telegram
Connor was a member of the WVU men’s basketball team for the last two seasons and will have two years of eligibility remaining at FSU.


Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
A look at the latest updates on how the Big 12 teams are faring on the football recruiting trail

Ferns Playing Things Close - Scout
Some of the schools believed to be in the mix for Ferns are Alabama, Georgia, Penn State, West Virginia, among others.

Pro News:

J.T. Thomas opens his New York Giants career with a lofty individual goal - College To Pro Sports
Now he’s in New York and aspires to be a league leader.

Player Spotlight: Stedman Bailey - Ramblin' Fan
Stedman Bailey may just be the most underrated wide receiver the St. Louis Rams have, and one of the most underrated receivers in the entire NFL.

Pat McAfee's comedy special sells out, 2nd show added - Indy Star
McAfee says he will be the first active NFL player to have a comedy special.

WR Kevin White shows off new Chicago Bears gameday uniform - 247Sports
White showed off his new game day uniform while at the NFLPA Rookie Premier in Los Angeles.

Darwin Cook Motivated in Return to Football - WVillustrated
The former WVU safety spent a whole year away from the sport he loves. Now he is back on the field, determined to prove his worth.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Phil Steele's Preseason All-Big 12 Teams Loaded With Bears - Our Daily Bears

Iowa State Head Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg Leaves For Chicago Bulls - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Dwight Coleby Transfers From Mississippi to Kansas - Rock Chalk Talk

K-State's Glenn Gronkowski: Phil Steele preseason first-team All-Big 12 - Bring On The Cats

"Frank Shannon Returns To Oklahoma Sooners Football Team" - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State baseball: Eighth-inning bug bites Cowboys again as St. John's eliminates OSU - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Texas Sets Game Time for 3 More Contests - Barking Carnival

Frogs Win 9-8 in a Crazy 10 Inning Thriller; Advance to Super Regional - Frogs O' War

13 Red Raiders Make Phil Steele's All-Big 12 Team - Viva The Matadors

Breaking down the SEC's new transfer ban rule; Punt, Pass & Pork - Staples - (autoplay)

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