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Happy New Year!! If you are a Big East sports fan, this is your weekend. The What's On Tap section is overflowing today. We have 4 bowl games and a full slate of ranked BE basketball teams in action. The ones we're most interested in, of course, are the Gator Bowl and the Purdue BB game. Lots (and I mean lots) to cover inside. Here's where you submit your tips, suggestions and requests. Let's get a couple of big wins today and start 2010 off right!!! Let's GOOOOOOOOOOO...
What You May Have Missed:
Mountaineer Fans Hit Florida - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, gallery and video.
News of Note (FB):
Gator Bowl Pep Rally - WVIllustrated.com
News of Note (BB):
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Florida State Seminoles - ESPN
Gator Bowl at 1 pm on CBS. Line has WVU by 3.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Purdue Boilermakers - ESPN
2:30 pm today from Mackey Arena in West Lafayette on ESPN. Purdue is favored by 4.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Florida Gators - ESPN
Sugar Bowl at 8:30 pm from Naw'lins on Fox. Gators are giving 12.5.
South Florida Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - ESPN
International Bowl at Noon Saturday on ESPN2. Bulls are giving 6.5.
Notre Dame vs. Connecticut - SI.com
Noon Saturday on ESPNU from the XL Center in Hartford.
Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - SI.com
Noon Saturday from the Dome on ESPN360 and MASN.
WVU Women vs. St. John's at 2 pm on Saturday on MASN. (I couldn't find an article to link)
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
Papa John's Bowl from Legion Field in Alabama, 2 pm Saturday on ESPN. Gamecocks are favored by 4.
Louisville vs. Kentucky - SI.com
3:30 pm Saturday from Rupp Arena on CBS.
Villanova vs. Marquette - SI.com
3:30 pm Saturday from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on ESPN2.
Georgetown vs. DePaul - SI.com
2 pm Sunday from the Allstate Arena in Illinois on MASN.
Tailgate Recipe of the Week:
Grilled Cajun Style Gator Tail
4 To 6 Lbs Gator Tail
12 T Paprika
6 T Garlic powder
3 T Salt
3 T White pepper
3 T Oregano, crushed
3 T Black pepper
2 1/2 T Thyme
1 T Cayenne pepper
To make seasoning mix, combine paprika, garlic powder, salt, white pepper, oregano, black pepper, thyme and cayenne pepper in jar with tight fitting lid. Shake well to combine. Mixture may be stored for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, cut gator tail meat into 1/2" cubes. Roll each cube in 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Cook over high heat on an outdoor barbecue grill or under the oven broiler for 4 to 6 minutes, or until gator tail meat is white and firm to the touch. Serve warm with lemon wedges. The seasoning mixture will coat up to 24 (4 oz.) servings of gator tail.
courtesy of wildliferecipes.net
Video of Interest:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
I don't like to repeat post, but in the tradition of year end review, this was by far, my favorite video that I came across in 2009 and it deserves re-posting.
New Year's Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is famous for...does anyone really know how she got famous? Anyway, she's gorgeous and today's Miss Throwdown. Here's Kim Kardashian.
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