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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/23/15) Edition

Football and basketball news & notes, recruiting scorecard, WVU pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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In Case You Missed It

Remaining Football Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday - WVU Athletics
Remaining Football Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday

News Of Note


West Virginia Mountaineers' most indispensable player - ESPN
Safety Karl Joseph has developed into an impact player the Mountaineers use to stop both the running and passing games of their opponents.

Kyle Bosch Named to College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015 - Athlon Sports
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year.

Leftovers from Mike Burchett - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
G.A./quarterbacks coach Mike Burchett gives an update on the Mountaineer QB situation.

Riding The Running Game -
With several options at running back, combined with a lack of proven depth at wide receiver, the storyline of the West Virginia football offseason has been that the Mountaineers will amp up their ground game considerably in 2015.

FURFARI: Jake Kelchner was standout QB at WVU for two seasons - Beckley Register-Herald
Jake Kelchner, who spent two years at Notre Dame before transferring to West Virginia University, shared the job of quarterback with Darren Studstill in 1992 and 1993.


Huggins balks at college rule-shift toward NBA: ‘We have a better game’ - WV MetroNews
Fresh off watching the NBA playoffs, Bob Huggins remains at odds with stewards of the college basketball who prefer to mirror the pro game.

Big 12 notes: WVU gets hoops visitor - The Charleston Gazette
The Big 12 men's basketball coaches gathered on Monday — at least via teleconference.

WVU Hoops Shares Thoughts on Juwan Staten's NBA Draft Prospects - West Virginia Illustrated
As the 2015 NBA Draft approaches on Thursday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, former WVU point guard Juwan Staten is hoping all the hard work over the course of five years in the college ranks, along with several recent workouts will be enough to hear his name called at some point that night.


Davis Earns Third All-America Honor - WVU Athletics
Kyle Davis was named to the Baseball America Freshman All-America Team.


Big 12 recruiting scorecard - ESPN
With a whopping 19 commitments now on board, Texas Tech has one of the largest classes in the country.

West Virginia Pros

The Tavon Austin Hype Train Is Leaving the Station - Turf Show Times
The push to resurrect Tavon Austin is here.

Steve Slaton focused on family, future and food - College to Pro Sports
On the football field, Steve Slaton made his name known by slashing through defenses with his combination of strong legs and upper body.

WVU Baseball in the Pros - EerSports
A look at how former West Virginia baseball players are doing in The Bigs

Around The League

Why Texas Longhorns could rise in the next three years - ESPN
After Charlie Strong assembled one of the best recruiting classes in the country this year, the future looks bright for the Longhorns.

Texas Ex Jordan Spieth wins US Open for second major in a row - Burnt Orange Nation
The win in Augusta was clearly not a fluke for golf's biggest rising star.

Iowa State adds RB Kendall Williams for this season - ESPN
To compensate for recent losses, the Cyclones made a late addition to their 2015 class over the weekend, picking up running back Kendall Williams.

Tweet Of The Day

Coach Covich just gets it. I feel like this tweet should have also mentioned virtually every ESPN personality, but I suppose that would exceed the 140 character limit.

Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Victoria's Secret Angel and one of the covergirls from Sports Illustrated's 2014 Swimsuit Edition . CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Lily Aldridge.