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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (6/3/15) Edition

Cost of attendance set, football & hoops notes, new OL commitment, WVUPros, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

WVU sets cost-of-attendance figures for scholarship athletes - Charleston Gazette
WVU athletes will be given either $2,700 or $2,400 annually to cover the full cost of attendance. The former number is for out-of-state students and the latter for in-state students.

A 'stamp' of approval for WVU soccer star - Exponent Telegram
If Jerry West is "The Logo" then it is only fair that we call WVU women’s soccer player Kadeisha Buchanan "The Stamp," although that’s kind of unfair because since this defender from Canada has come to WVU, no one has found a way to lick her.

Mountaineers Solid at ISSF Munich World Cup - WVU Athletics
Several from the WVU rifle team shot at the ISSF Munich World Cup.

Prediger, Palley Earn Big 12 Scholarship - WVU Athletics
The scholarships are named in honor of the late Dr. Prentice Gautt, a former Big 12 Conference staff member and student services' pioneer who passed away in March 2005.

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, June 2 - WV MetroNews
WVU released times for three Mountaineers’ football games, and former shooting guard Chase Connor has a new home for the 2015-’16 basketball season.

News of Note:

Bosch’s eligibility adds to WVU’s deep offensive line - Charleston Daily Mail
The best part of the ordeal for Crook was what Bosch’s addition for the 2015 season does to the depth chart: Almost nothing.

Michigan transfer Kyle Bosch cleared, should boost West Virginia OL in - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Former touted recruit will have chance to earn starting role with new team this fall.

Early Summer Big 12 Breakdown - Bring On The Cats
Who's the sleeper and who is being touted a bit too much? A summer breakdown of the Big 12.

Let’s throw the challenge flag, shall we? - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Beyond serving as an affront to the people who pay for tickets by taking their money and then telling them they aren’t civilized enough to observe a replay, absorb the content and humanize the response, it further facilitates the enemy in this battle for eyeballs.

Twenty Five and Counting for WVU's Montoro - WVU Athletics
Mike Montoro to be recognized for 25 years of service this month.

WVU Candidates on College Hall Ballot - BGN
Former WVU center Mike Compton and former coach Jim Carlen are on this year's ballot, which includes 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 92 players and 27 coaches from the divisional ranks.


Huggins and the shot clock; MU, WVU recruits; pierogis - Charleston Gazette
The views from here

WVU Hoops Alumni Plan Return Game in Morgantown - WVillustrated
Several former WVU men's basketball players have planned an alumni game, which will be played from Morgantown High School on August 1st at 7 p.m.


WVU recruiting: Busy week for a supposedly slow time - Charleston Gazette
For what is supposed to be such a slow time of year, it’s been a wild week in West Virginia recruiting. Here’s a breakdown of all the latest

Buccigrossi Commits To WVU - BGN
West Virginia has its latest verbal commitment to the 2016 class with the addition of Jacob Buccigrossi, an offensive lineman from Pittsburgh’s North Hills High.

Buccigrossi picks WVU -
West Virginia added another commitment to the class of 2016 Tuesday night when Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Hills offensive lineman Jacob Buccigrossi selected the Mountaineers.

Jacob Buccigrossi becomes WVU’s first O-line commit for 2016 - WV MetroNews
Pittsburgh prospect holds offers from Virginia, Arizona, Syracuse, Northwestern, Temple and Toledo.

Detroit King prospects could announce college decision together - EerSports (autoplay)
Detroit (Mich.) King has several prospects that are sifting through Division-I offers, and a decision date for all of them could come in a month 247Sports was told Tuesday morning.

Pro News:

An early look at WVU's NFL rookies in their new jerseys - College To Pro Sports
Want to see how WVU's NFL rookies look in their new uniform? Find out here.

Can Geno Smith quarterback New York Jets into 2015 playoffs? -
Does the third-year pro have the tools to get it done for Gang Green in coach Todd Bowles' first season?

Around the League (and Beyond):

Watch the Brazos River Bridges light up green and gold - Our Daily Bears

A Lesson in Class from Iowa State Basketball Players - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Cliff Alexander: 'I got dealt a bad deck of cards when I was at Kansas' - Topeka Capital Journal

Former Kansas State QB Michael Bishop on College Football Hall of Fame ballot - Kansas City Star

Bob Stoops has rare staying power at Oklahoma Sooners program - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboy seniors left their mark on program - Oklahoman

Shaka Smart becomes honorary Texan - Burnt Orange Nation

The Anatomy of the Comeback - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech Hit With Transfer - Viva The Matadors

Video of Interest:

WVU women's soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown talks about Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence, who will represent Canada in the World Cup starting this week.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

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