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Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/5/15) Edition

New TE commitment, football & varsity notes, more recruiting updates, pro news, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Wrestlers Compete at University Nationals - WVU Athletics
Eight Mountaineers competed at Univeristy Nationals in freestyle this week.

Mountaineers take place on world stage at Women’s World Cup - Charleston Daily Mail
Buchanan and Lawrence, who have been involved with their national team since December 2012, give Izzo-Brown different and distinguished reasons to cherish their spots.

Covich builds WVU golf program from ground up - Charleston Daily Mail
Covich is spending the 472-day wait between his date of hire and the 2015 season opener building a program from scratch.

Carey likes the way team is shaping into form - Exponent Telegram
When West Virginia women’s basketball coach Mike Carey went into this offseason he had a lot of rebuilding to do

FURFARI: Russell standout tackle for Nehlen’s final three seasons - Times West Virginian
Tanner Russell, who grew up in Princeton, West Virginia, was a starting offensive tackle in 1998, 1999 and 2000 for West Virginia University.

News of Note:

Quick Start to Summer for Holgorsen -
Earlier this week, the West Virginia football program began its eight weeks of summer preparation for the 2015 football. The team participated in workouts with strength coach Mike Joseph.

Campus Connection: Weekly Notebook - WVU Athletics
This week's Mountaineer sports news and notes.

2015 Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 4 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Max Olson’s pick: Maryland at West Virginia

Big 12 players who just missed being the best at their number - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Here are some of the conference's top players who just missed it:

MU and media rights, WVU hoops news and the Power - Charleston Gazette
Ye olde notebook


Wesco Makes Expected WVU Call - BGN
West Virginia continued to mine a very fertile recruiting ground when it received the commitment of Lackawanna College tight end Trevon Wesco

JUCO TE stays home -
West Virginia picked up another commitment in the class of 2016 in Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna C.C. tight end Trevon Wesco following an unofficial visit to campus Thursday.

BREAKING: Wesco Commits to WVU - EerSports
Lackawanna (PA) C.C. tight end Trevon Wesco committed to West Virginia this afternoon, choosing the Mountaineers over offers from UCF, Buffalo, and Monmouth, as well as interest from Penn State, Ohio State, and more.

Ex-Musselman star Wesco commits to West Virginia - WV MetroNews
Tight end Trevon Wesco of Lackawanna (Pa.) College earned a scholarship offer from WVU after being asked to walk on last year coming out of Musselman High.

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, June 4 - WV MetroNews’s Jonathan Martin talks WVU’s newest football recruit, and Ken Herock discusses his induction into the WVU Hall of Fame.

Montray Smith Eyes Visit to Big 12 School - Scout
Wide receiver Montray Smith has yet to solidify any visit plans for over the summer, but a school out of the Big 12 is in the thick of his recruitment and a possible visit destination before the Miami (Fla.) Carol City standout returns to school.

Pro News:

9 observations from Jets OTA practice on Wednesday -
2. Geno Smith was better than last week.

Arizona Cardinals rookie Shaq Riddick falling behind with injury - NFL Nation - ESPN
Shaquille Riddick sat out Monday's practice -- the third straight week he's missed at least the Cardinals' opening practice with a hamstring injury.

Adam Gase talks Kevin White - 247Sports
Chicago's offensive coordinator had these comments on Kevin White during rookie camp.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor's schedule upgrades help entire Big 12 - FOX Sports

Iowa State Basketball Coaching Search Update: June 4th - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Bill Self: Dwight Coleby 'exactly' what KU needs - Lawrence Journal World

K-State Digital Leaving CBS, Moving to SportsLab - Bring On The Cats

Dalton Wood will Make it to Norman - Crimson And Cream Machine

Pennsylvania kicker Matt Ammendola plans on being more than just trick-shot specialist for Cowboys - Oklahoman

Charlie Strong wants to play more Texas football games in Houston - Burnt Orange Nation

Fort Worth Super Regional: Talking About College Station - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech Visual History: Mike Leach - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers Football Seat Selection

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a rookie in this year's SI Swimsuit edition. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Rose Bertram.