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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/9/15) Edition

Freshman enrollees, football & varsity notes, recruiting, pro news, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Davis Earns Freshman All-America Honors - WVU Athletics
Second baseman Kyle Davis of the West Virginia University baseball team has been named to the NCBWA Freshman All-America First Team, the organization announced today.

Is Mazey interested in job at Clemson? - Charleston Gazette
Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind

Women's Basketball Moves to Four-Quarter Format - WVU Athletics
NCAA women’s basketball games will be played in four 10-minute quarters next season.

'We have a good time' - Exponent Telegram
The 2015 Mountaineer Athletic Club Coaches Caravan concluded Monday with the West Virginia University Classic at Pete Dye Golf Club.

Marable Awarded Tenn. Sports Hall of Fame Honor - WVU Athletics
Nick Marable was named the Tenn. Sports HOF Pro Athlete of the Year.

WVU Coaches Show 10 2015: WVU Men's Golf - WVillustrated

News of Note:

Lamont West moves in quickly to Morgantown - Charleston Daily Mail
Lamont West does not like to waste time.

Newly arrived and enrolled for WVU - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Again, there’s another enrollment date in three weeks

West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen pleased to add Kyle Bosch for 2015 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Michigan transfer Kyle Bosch is expected to compete for a starting spot on the offensive line.

Top 25 defensive backs for 2015: Deep ACC class leads way - Sporting News
19 Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia

5 one-sided (emotionally) CFB rivalries - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Marshall versus West Virginia

Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 6 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Brandon Chatmon’s pick: Oklahoma State at West Virginia


Gold and Blue Now: Monday, June 8 - WV MetroNews
a recap of WVU’s latest football recruits including a junior college player with West Virginia ties.

Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
The latest updates from the Big 12 recruiting trail as summer camp season gets rolling.

Pro News:

Jets quarterback Geno Smith greeted with boos at Yankee Stadium - 247Sports
It's safe to say Jets quarterback Geno Smith has yet to win over New York fans.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Is Mitch Thompson the Answer? - Our Daily Bears

Murray State's Steve Prohm to Take Over Iowa State Basketball - Wide Right & Natty Lite

KU football newcomers set to arrive - Lawrence Journal World

Q&A with former Wildcat quarterback Dan Manucci - Manhattan Mercury

OU Football: Dalton Wood's status with team remains unclear - Oklahoman

JUCO Transfer Antwan Hadley Will Not Be Attending OSU - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas K Nick Rose kicks backflip field goal - Burnt Orange Nation

A long goodbye to Texas A&M: TCU 5, A&M 4 - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech History Lesson: Masked Rider - Viva The Matadors

Soft nonconference scheduling leaves Big 12 with little margin for err - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Beyond the Texas-Notre Dame game it's hard to find a matchup where the Big 12 can gain some respect on the national stage.

Punt, Pass & Pork: 2015 pivot-point games: Projecting key college football matchups - Staples -
2015 pivot-point games: Which matchups will define this season on the road to the College Football Playoff?

Video of Interest:

Former WVU basketball player Joe Mazzulla speaks with the media at Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

We Want Three!!

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another rookie in this year's SI Swimsuit edition. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Robyn Lawley.