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Mountaineer Sunday Roundup: June 28 Edition

Part of the lawsuit settlement revealed, football news & notes, also some recruiting & pro updates.


In Case You Missed It

WVU to pay Radio Corp. almost $1M for some attorney fees -
WVU will pay West Virginia Radio Corp. (WVRC) nearly $1 million for partial reimbursement of attorney fees and costs related to the recently settled media rights lawsuit.

Whispers, answers from WVU’s Lyons, etc. - Charleston Gazette
Ye olde Sunday buffet

2006 Sugar Bowl: Mike Lorello - WVU Athletics
Mike Lorello was one of the key players on WVU's 2005 defense.

New Basketball Season Tickets On Sale - WVU Athletics
New season tickets for West Virginia’s 2015-16 men’s basketball campaign will go on sale Monday, June 29, at the Mountaineer Ticket Office.

Houses of the Enemy - WVU Coliseum - Viva The Matadors
Where do the Mountaineers play basketball? WVU Coliseum, the concrete dome in Morgantown

News Of Note

Football Notebook - WVU Athletics
Guess what West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson gets to do all summer? Watch movies.

Gibson's summer being spent preparing for Georgia Southern's ground attack - Exponent Telegram
For the most part, summer time to a West Virginia football coach is about learning all you can about your own team … unless your name is Tony Gibson.

WVU hopes defense is the difference in 2015 - Beckley Register-Herald
In three seasons in the Big 12 under Holgorsen, the Mountaineers have had two awful defenses and an average one.

Leadership Key for WVU's Gibson, Players - BGN
There's plenty of optimism surrounding Tony Gibson's upcoming Mountaineer defense. Here, the second-year coordinator breaks down the offseason work, and what simply being around the players adds to the program. Linebacker Jared Barber and back Rushel Shell, both expected to be prime leaders on their side of the ball, also detail WVU's expectations entering fall camp.

VIDEO: Tony Gibson and Ron Crook - EerSports
West Virginia Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson and Offensive Line Coach Ron Crook give the latest on the Mountaineers.

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, June 26 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen looks forward to having familiarity in the Mountaineers’ systems, and Kyle Rose looks back, sets sights forward regarding off-season discipline issues.

Howard prepares as if he will be WVU's starting QB - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"That’s not really in my mind anymore," Howard, junior from Forth Worth, Texas, said. "I’m focused on winning a Big 12 championship, not winning the starting job."

West Virginia Mountaineers QB Skyler Howard is working on footwork - ESPN
West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard is working on his footwork to be more of a dual-threat in the Mountaineers' offense.

Howard not lacking confidence - Exponent Telegram
Circle the date Oct. 17 on your calendar. Everyone else has.

WVU leaning on experience during offseason - BGN
Championships are usually won down the stretch of the season during the months of November and December. But they can be lost in the offseason.

WVU's Shell Looking For Breakout Season - BGN
There haven’t been many questions around Rushel Shell’s entire career. He was always the best, on his team, in his area, in his state. But now, entering his second season at West Virginia, Shell is facing his first season with even the slightest of question marks.

'Blessed' Shell ready for big season at West Virginia - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
West Virginia running back Rushel Shell acknowledged he needed to grow up.

WVU Defense "Turned Up" For 2015 Season - EerSports
West Virginia cornerback Terrell Chestnut says the Mountaineer defense is focused only on their own expectations - and they are pretty high.


Gilbert names top 5 - Scout
"My top five in no order is North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Duke, Virginia Tech and West Virginia," said Zach Gilbert. "I feel like all five schools fit me."

WVU 7-on-7 Photo Gallery Day Two - EerSports
Photos from West Virginia's 7-on-7 tournament Day Two.

West Virginia Pros

Bruce Irvin Sets Example, Gives Back to Mountain State - WVillustrated
Former Mountaineer and current Seattle Seahawks Bruce Irvin recently spoke with WVi's Matt Hauswirth at his inaugural youth camp in Charleston last weekend.

Geno Smith: Jets' most important player No. 1 -
Is this the year Smith finally breaks out? Or will this be it for him? The Jets' season likely depends on the answer.