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Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: Father's Day Edition

Some hoops and football notes, scheduling Pitt again?, plus lots of WVU Pros updates. Happy Father's Day!

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News and Notes


Men's Hoops Season Ticket Renewals Available - WVU Athletics
Season ticket holders can now renew for 2015-16 at

August Trip A Bonding Time For WVU Hoops - BGN
Every four years, NCAA Basketball teams are permitted to travel outside the country and play games prior to their regular seasons. Conventional wisdom holds that the extra play and practice produces great on-court benefits for those teams in their regular seasons, but that's not the biggest plus, according to one WVU coach.

Juwan Staten's 2015 NBA Draft journey is almost complete - College To Pro Sports
The 2015 NBA Draft is next week. Juwan Staten has racked up the frequent flyer miles over the past month traveling from NBA city to NBA city. Soon, he will land in one last spot.


WVU Sports Notebook - WVU Athletics
This week's West Virginia University sports news and notes.

Don’t trash-talk me - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
That said, it seems imminent Shane Lyons and Pitt’s new AD meet soon and get this rivalry back on the field. If they want to insult one another a few times along the way, that’s fine by me.

WVU’s other Howard is ready to contribute - Charleston Gazette
Darrien Howard goes into the season that begins in just 11 weeks as a junior. It’s rather hard to believe, actually, given that he’s been on campus less than two full years and has been ticketed for a redshirt season not once, but twice.

10 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2015 -
4,015: West Virginia average passing yards per season under Dana Holgorsen

Andrew Buie visits Tuscaloosa to explore transfer options - WV MetroNews
The former West Virginia running back has one season of eligibility left as a graduate transfer.

By learning from dad, Jozwiak a better one himself - Exponent Telegram
A few months back, Brian Jozwiak, the one-time West Virginia All-American offensive tackle who became a first-round draft choice in the NFL, took to Facebook to express his feelings toward his father, who had just died.

FURFARI: Thomas set two historic marks as WVU wide receiver - Times West Virginian
Cedric Thomas, a native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, was an outstanding wide receiver at West Virginia University from 1976-80. He was especially productive his senior year.

FURFARI: Wes Ours was fullback on Nehlen's final team - Beckley Register-Herald
\Wes Ours, a Maryland native who now lives in Keyser, saw action as both a fullback and offensive guard during Don Nehlen’s final three years as West Virginia’s head football coach.

Pro News

Checking in on WVU's six rookies in the NFL - College To Pro Sports
The Mountaineers sent six players to the NFL this year. Here is a look at how Kevin White, Mark Glowinski, Shaq Riddick, Mario Alford, Dreamius Smith and Quinton Spain fared during their first offseasons as pros.

Irvin reports to minicamp, wants to stay in Seattle - College to Pro Sports
After not reporting to voluntary Organized Team Activities, WVUPro and current Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin reported to mandatory minicamp this week. Irvin, who wants a new contract and more money, practiced for the first time with the 2015-16 Seahawks.

Bruce Irvin Playing With "Extra Motivation" And Four Other Takeaways From Seahawks Minicamp - Seattle Seahawks
Bruce Irvin, Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch were all back with the Seahawks for mandatory minicamp. Irvin talked about his future and his motivation for 2015.

Feel Good Friday: WVU's Will Johnson helps to raise money for 11-year-old with leukemia - College To Pro Sports
Many people throughout the Pittsburgh & Morgantown communities now know the name ‘Mighty McKenzie’, thanks in large part to Mountaineer/Steeler Will Johnson.

Rams' Tavon Austin tired of being labeled a bust - FOX Sports
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin has heard it through his first two years in the league.

Tavon Austin thinks he’ll have more opportunities this year - College to Pro Sports
The eighth pick in the 2013 draft hasn’t done much in his two NFL seasons to justify that status.

Tavon Austin had 'great offseason,' Frank Cignetti says -
New Rams offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti raved about Tavon Austin's "great offseason." Will the former No. 8 overall pick finally live up to his billing in St. Louis?

Kevin White, Eddie Goldman, Hroniss Grasu could start for Chicago Bears - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN
NFL Nation reporter Jeff Dickerson assesses which players on the Chicago Bears could earn a starting berth this season.

Chicago Bears S Ryan Mundy promises to have Antrel Rolle's back - FOX Sports
Mundy touched on the importance of such a bond between starting safeties.

Padres minors: Jedd Gyorko hits 2nd El Paso homer -
Recapping Friday's Padres minor league games.