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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (7/14/15) Edition

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A few football news & notes, Big 12 recruiting scorecard, a WVUPros update, and a look around the Big 12.

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In Case You Missed It

John Flowers Brings WVU Alumni Back to Morgantown | WV Illustrated
West Virginia basketball greats are set to converge on Morgantown this summer to relive the glory days at their alma mater. Flowers gives us all the details.

News Of Note

WVU’s Joseph makes Thorpe Award watch list | Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia University senior safety Karl Joseph was one of 42 college football players named Monday to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. The award is given annually to the nation’s top defensive back

Countdown continues: Rushel Shell taking leaner, faster approach to 2015 | WV MetroNews
Running back checks in at No. 7 on the list of Most Pivotal Mountaineers.

Transfer Bosch could provide immediate boost to O-line | WV MetroNews
At No. 6 on the list of Most Pivotal Mountaineers is the sophomore from Michigan.

Around the Big 12: West Virginia priding itself on defense | Des Moines Register
Most Big 12 teams are known for their offense, but West Virginia's best weapon may be its defense.

Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2015 | AthlonSports.com
Shelton Gibson makes the list.

NCAA: Spotters can halt games for injuries | The Dominion Post
Over the balance of 21 years spent as WVU’s head athletic trainer, Dave Kerns has seen a lot of football. Then again, maybe not so much.

Summer has gone well for Huggins | The Charleston Gazette
The last time we saw West Virginia University's men's basketball team, it wasn't having much success against Kentucky. Yet one must remember the game was in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. One has to remember the Mountaineers were very young. And much of that is why WVU coach Bob Huggins seems fine these days.

Recruiting

Big 12 recruiting scorecard | ESPN
Texas has a huge weekend ahread; the Big 12 makes the cut for some ESPN 300 prospects who trimmed their lists under 10.

West Virginia Pros

Juwan Staten injures knee, Kevin Jones starts for the Bucks in NBA Summer League Play | College To Pro Sports
Two WVU players were scheduled to play on Sunday. Only one played.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Predicting the 2015 Big 12 season: Week 10 | ESPN
We're making predictions for all 75 Big 12 games of the season. We continue our predictions for the entire season with Week 10.

Baylor QB Russell shines at Manning Passing Academy | Waco Tribune
When his first pass just barely connected with its target, Seth Russell admittedly thought, "Uh-oh." But as the competition heated up, he only got warmer.

Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt 'comfortable' with 10-school Big 12 | ESPN
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt became the latest Big 12 leader to weigh in on possible conference expansion.

The race is on among Group of 5 schools to be the next TCU | ESPN
Group of 5 schools angling for Power 5 inclusion are trying to position themselves as strongly as possible for potential Big 12 expansion.

College Football's Top 25 Most Crowded Stadiums | AthlonSports.com
College Football's Top 25 Most Crowded Stadiums

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