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It's Christmas week and most of us are recovering from the weekend snow. Football practice started up again and both basketball teams won over the weekend. The women did it in convincing fashion and the men blew a 17 point lead to win with an improbably easy layup with a second to spare. Your
tips, suggestions and requests are always helpful. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
WVU Edges Vikings - MSNsportsNET.Com 80-78
West Virginia Defeats Fresno State - MSNsportsNET.Com The women take care of business 72-52, after being delayed overnight by the snow.
Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
News of Note (FB):
Stewart keeps his cool in wake of Doc's departure - Charleston Gazette
Stewart has WVU on track - Charleston Daily Mail
Practice Resumes - MSNsportsNET.Com
All-Decade Football Team - MSNsportsNET.Com
All-Decade Football Team - MSNsportsNET.Com Caridi's version
Pastilong Says Doc Replacement Up To Stew - WVMETRONEWS.COM Audio link
Bill Stewart: Jeff The Great - WVMETRONEWS.COM That would be the Hoss. Video link
WVU will survive loss of Holliday - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
Stew Has a Busy Month Ahead - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Love, respect for the game - Martinsburg Journal Nate Sowers is profiled.
Hard-hitting Glover preparing for FSU, senior year at WVU - Tribune Chronicle
Bowden reflects on WVU - Martinsburg Journal Mickey's Column
WVU Prepares for FSU - WVIllustrated.com Video inside
News of Note (BB):
Huggins not happy - Charleston Gazette
An eye-opener for WVU - Charleston Gazette
Cleveland State escape offers lessons for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
All-Decade Basketball Teams - MSNsportsNET.Com
A pressing issue - Times West Virginian
WVU players about to feel Huggins’ wrath - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
Top 25 after Week 6 - FOX Sports on MSN
Irvin Credits Coach Galloway as Reason To Attend - WVIllustrated.com Thanks to naughtynok (I missed this one).
WVU commits Barry Brunetti and Jewone Snow do their part to solidify 2010 class - WVIllustrated.com
WVU Recruit: Willis Wright - WVIllustrated.com
Florida recruits Leon Orr, Lynden Trail explain MySpace photos - SI.com
Around the League (and Beyond):
Rutgers Rolls Behind Defense, Sanu - Protect R Turf 45-24 over UCF in the St. Petersburg Bowl
Sources: Rutgers offensive lineman Anthony Davis to enter NFL Draft - ESPN
UC Bearcats rout Lipscomb - Cincinnati 80-52
USF tops San Diego, last season's win total - Tampa Tribune 69-60
Redding helps No. 8 Villanova beat Fordham 96-58 - SI.com
Old Dominion rerun: 61-57 over No 11 Georgetown - SI.com (AP)
Louisville basketball downs Western Kentucky 102-75 - Courier-Journal
No. 14 UConn beats Central Florida 60-51 - SI.com (AP)
Connecticut, Jim Calhoun close to new multi-year deal - SI.com
Syracuse hits big shots to stave off St. Bonaventure - syracuse.com 85-72
Pitt Basketball: 'Elite' recruits not always the best - PPG
Cincinnati interim coach Jeff Quinn gets Buffalo job - SI.com (AP)
SUV bought for USC tailback Joe McKnight's girlfriend, owner Scott Schenter says - ESPN Riiiiiiggghhhhtt.....
Regarding Henry - BlueGoldNews.com
Chad Ochocinco Honors Chris Henry - Sporting News
Video of Interest:
Here's an interview with Coach Beatty, courtesy of
Random Link of Hilarity:
These are awesome!
The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs - Independent Sources
Christmas Gallery of the Day:
Today's Miss Throwdown is one of the tabloid stars in the UK. Say hello to the lovely Michelle Marsh. God bless the UK. The gallery is just....wow.
And because it's the Christmas season, and I like to give, here are two more with Michelle frolicking around with pal and fellow Miss Throwdown,