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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (6/8/15) Edition

Will WVU Baseball lose Mazey to Clemson?, football & hoops notes, WVUPros, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

West Virginia Mountaineer Madness - Inter-Mountain
Mountaineer Michael Garcia, the mascot of West Virginia University, visits Tiger country Friday but not as a hunting trip. Garcia made a goodwill visit to meet and talk with Elkins High School students. Garcia jumped on a table in the cafeteria and lead the students in singing ‘Country Roads.’

Read Option: Yep, this infographic comparing Ohio State and Michigan coaches is still funny -
Good morning! It's your weekend roundup of college football stuff.

News of Note:

FUFARI COLUMN: Will WVU lose baseball coach Mazey to alma mater Clemson? - Times West Virginian
Is West Virginia University about to lose Randy Mazey as its head baseball coach?

Footsteps to follow in - Exponent Telegram
The news has filtered in over the past couple of weeks — news of the success of the combined Beilein-Huggins Coaching Academy.

Ka’Raun White ‘Eerily Similar’ to Kevin in First Workout - WVillustrated
Ka'Raun White may be Kevin's little brother, but he's already turning heads within the WVU Football coaching staff.

WVU football fan becomes team video contractor - Inter-Mountain
There aren't many people who can make a career out of being a fan, but Doug Cross is one of them.

Big 12 Football 2015 Predictions -
The depth of the Big 12 will be a storyline to watch in 2015 with Texas and Oklahoma each facing key question marks.

Pro News:

Quick Hit – Bruce Irvin: ‘I would love to be in Seattle’ - College to Pro Sports
"I have one year left. I would love to be in Seattle. That was the team that gave me a chance when nobody else did," Irvin told #nfl Media’s Tony Garcia

Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin: 'I would love to be in Seattle' - EerSports
Last month, it looked like linebacker Bruce Irvin would be playing anywhere but for the Seattle Seahawks after this season. Now he's saying that's where he wants to remain.

Hoosier hero and family receive large donation from Colts punter Pat McAfee after fire destroys their home - Fox 59
A military family who lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire is grateful for the generosity of others including one special Colt’s player, Pat McAfee who is dedicated to helping them get back on their feet.

Room For Racing, Basketball In Blaney's Heart - BGN
Dale Blaney holds West Virginia and its University close to his heart. But it’s clear there’s just one true love for the former Mountaineer basketball player, and that’s his lifelong relationship with racing.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baseball Coaching Search Hits a Snag - Our Daily Bears

Fred Hoiberg is a Better Tweeter than You - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Devonté Graham projects as one of KU's all-time great point guards - Lawrence Journal World

K-State to launch new full digital platform - Manhattan Mercury

2015 Signee Dalton Wood Reportedly Leaves Norman - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State pitcher Michael Freeman named NCBWA District Player of the Year - Oklahoman

Longhorn Network doomed? Texas' TV money stacking up fine against SEC's -

Frogs Fall in Extras: TAMU Wins 2-1 - Frogs O' War

Tech commit Brayden Stringer: 'You’re going to know my presence' - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Video of Interest:

Former WVU basketball player Dale Blaney talks to the media at Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Whole Lotta Love FTW

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a actress/model and we'll forgive the fact she's a Hoya. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Kelly Rohrback.