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West Virginia Athletics:
WVU Classic a chance for athletic department to show appreciation | Exponent Telegram
On Monday, another annual edition of the WVU Classic took place, and the timing could’ve hardly worked out better.
WVU Coaches Caravan rolls into Beckley Wednesday | Beckley Register-Herald
The 2016 Mountaineer Athletic Club Coaches Caravan will roll into Beckley on Wednesday with a stop at Calacino’s Pizzeria on Robert C. Byrd Drive. Beckley is one of only five caravan stops this year. It will be in Princeton today, and other locations are Martinsburg on Thursday, Parkersburg and Wheeling on Friday.
Dewald Signs with Mountaineers | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University golf coach Sean Covich announced the signing of Drew Dewald to a National Letter of Intent on Monday. Dewald, who recently wrapped his junior college career, joins the Mountaineers with two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Around The Big XII:
Sources: BU Regents Preparing To Oust Starr | Horns Digest
The Baylor board of regents is expected to remove six-year school president and chancellor Ken Starr by the end of the month - possibly sooner, sources tell HornsDigest.com.
Big 12 Expansion Q&A: The Case for Colorado State | Bring On The Cats
To be fair, at least they're not the Buffaloes.
Big 12 Expansion: Why NOT Colorado State | Bring On The Cats
Well since Pan is unavailable, I guess you're stuck with JT.
Is There a Recruiting Formula that Determines Success for Iowa State Basketball? | Wide Right & Natty Lite
RevDizz and CYHusker are proud to bring you a summer series diving into Iowa State basketball recruiting - both past, present, and future. This is the first part of a four-part endeavor, so stay tuned for the next chapter!
Around The NCAA:
Will Big Ten, ESPN agree to media rights deal? | SI.com
According to reports that its commissioner will acknowledge but neither confirm nor deny, the Big Ten will partner up with Fox for half of its new media rights deal set to begin in 2017. As for where that leaves ESPN, a longtime partner of the league and the reigning sports media behemoth... well Jim Delany will neither confirm nor deny that it leaves ESPN anywhere.
Pittsburgh Panthers RB James Conner announces he is cancer-free | SBNation
Eat Shit Pitt, but more importantly, Eat Shit Cancer.
LSU's tiger mascot diagnosed with cancer | SI.com
LSU’s tiger mascot, Mike VI, has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, university officials announced.
The 25 Best Mascots in College Football | SI.com
LSU's mascot Mike the Tiger has been diagnosed with an "extremely rare form of cancer." Mike VI, the school's live mascot since 2007, has been given up to two years to live after his veterinarian, David Baker, announced Mike has spindle cell sarcoma. Mike the Tiger has always been one of our favorite mascots, easily cracking the top five in our ranking of the top 25 mascots in college football.
How Florida State star Derwin James will take the torch from Jalen Ramsey | SBNation
Florida State loses one do-it-all defensive back, but the Seminoles have another in the wings.
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