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Of course the big news is that everybody's favorite recruiting violator, Kiffin, is heading back to USC, where he made his name. What recruiting fallout will that cause and will it help WVU? It certainly can't hurt. The women kept their streak alive last night by beating Nova. Can the men bounce back against USF on the road? I guess we'll all find out tonight. Send in your
tips, suggestions and requests. It all starts after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
West Virginia Wins Slow-Down Affair - MSNsportsNET.Com The women beat Nova 45-41
USF Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com
Big East all-bowl team - ESPN
Women's Basketball: Ranked 13th in Coaches' Poll - MSNsportsNET.Com ...to go along with a #18 ranking in the AP poll
Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 - Scout.com
Davenport leaves Mountaineers for ODU - Charleston Daily Mail Baby D has left the building.
News of Note:
WVU can't explain recurring troubles - Charleston Daily Mail
'Good enough to beat us' - Charleston Gazette
USF Preview - Times West Virginian
Charting WVU free throws and playing opposite Tebow - Charleston Gazette Vingle's Notebook
WVU notes: Short-handed Bulls taking their lumps - Charleston Gazette
WVU looking for comeback against Bulls - Charleston Daily Mail
Mountaineers looking to bounce back tonight - Register-Herald
WVU takes on South Florida - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Mountaineers Head South - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Bouncing Back - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Jacobs Chat: Jan. 12, 2010 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Recruiters defect, W.Va. coach unfazed - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register (AP)
Top 10 games of 2009: No. 7 - ESPN
Brown, Capers to Play in Senior Bowl - WVMETRONEWS.COM
What we learned from the Big East bowl season - ESPN
Good and Bad - BlueGoldNews.com
Always a Mountaineer: McAfee Living the Dream - WVIllustrated.com
BIG EAST Hardwood Slate 1/12 - WVIllustrated.com
Johnson: "I'm ready to bring West Virginia a Championship." - EerSports
UT may lose recruits - Tennessean Ya think?
NCAA to consider increase in restrictions on basketball recruiting - USATODAY
Around the League (and Beyond):
Pitt and Connecticut usually ends up a classic - PPG
Syracuse men's basketball team hits the road for three games in six days - syracuse.com
Rob Moore officially on board as Syracuse's new receivers coach - syracuse.com
Warning, its about to get nerdy in here: A sobering look at UConn's efficiency problem - The UConn Blog
As Rutgers men's basketball slides backward, time has come for Fred Hill to go - Star Ledger
Sorry, USF fans, but Dungy isn't going to coach the Bulls - Tampa Tribune
U of L’s Siva now plays to a crowd of one - Courier-Journal
Cincinnati's Lance Stephenson prepared to be booed by New York crowd - Cincinnati Enquirer
Coaches behaving badly - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Lane Kiffin to leave Tennessee Volunteers for USC Trojans job - ESPN Los Angeles
Andy Katz: Kentucky simply too talented to fail - ESPN
Alabama, Boise State, Ohio State top early 2010 Top 25 rankings - Andy Staples - SI.com
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN 7 pm tonight from the Sun Dome in Tampa. ESPN360 and MASN have live coverage. The line has WVU giving 8.5.
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN 7 pm tonight from the XL Center in Hartford on ESPN2. UConn is giving 6.
Syracuse Orange vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN 7:30 pm from the RAC (I know they changed the name, but it's still the RAC to me) ESPN 360 has live coverage and there's a replay on MASN at 9 after our game. The line has Rutgers getting 13.5.
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Today's Miss Throwdown is yet another gorgeous Brazilian. She's been a SI swimsuit and Victoria's Secret model (Screw it, I'm moving to Brazil). Here's Fernanda Tavares.
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