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Morning Mashup - 6/16

Your morning look back, around the newspaper headlines and into the future.

Today is Shawne Alston's (left) birthday.

On This Date:

- In 2009, former quarterback Barry Brunetti committed to West Virginia. After waffling some leading up to National Signing Day, he stuck with his original pledge, but transferred out after only a year. He's currently at Ole Miss and has a career stat line of 23-of-44 for 150 yards, zero touchdowns and four sacks.

- In 2008, running back Shawne Alston committed to West Virginia. A senior this fall, the 235 pound bruiser of a back has rushed for 682 yards and 12 touchdowns during his career. He is expected to start in September.

- In 1973, former linebacker Matt Taffoni was born. A legacy for the Mountaineers, the New Jersey native totaled 255 tackles, 13 pass breakups, four sacks and five interceptions over four years.

- In 1960, former forward Dennis Hosey was born. Hosey was a regular in the rotation for his final three seasons, but only averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds during that time.

In The News:

NCAA creates new rules in the recruiting process (Hertzel - TimesWV)

WVU, TCU at different ends (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Rifle: WVU represented at USA Nationals (McNamara - MSNSportsNet)

Football: Remaining season tickets go on sale (Fragale - MSNSportsNet)

Photos: Day 1 of WV Legends (MetroNews)

WVU Adds Defensive Back for 2012 (MetroNews)

WVU Hall of Famer Passes Away (MetroNews)

Mailbag: Playoffs, Tech, doubting WVU (Ubben - ESPN)

Baylor's Drew Looks at WVU and TCU (Hullings - MetroNews)

Tuberville: WVU 'Very Rowdy, Great Place' (Bacaj - MetroNews)

Cottrill lands on his feet (Workman - Register-Herald)

Nugget of The Day:

- A full interview with him will be coming later today, but recently offered Freedom (FL) defensive back Nate Godwin is planning to visit West Virginia towards the end of July.

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