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Well, for the first time in the building's history, the WVU Coliseum will host a battle of top ten teams. It should be fun to watch. The national media will definitely be paying attention, so if you're going, make it loud and hopefully Huggs and the boys will make it memorable. The women have their Backyard Brawl on Sunday as well. Plenty of news all around, so strap yourselves in. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. Have a great weekend and as always:
What You May Have Missed:
NCAA basketball Power Rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
We've dropped to 12 here. ( Winn's coming to Motown for the first time this weekend, BTW).
News of Note:
On the Recruiting Trail: Jan. 14 - EerSports
"The latest on WVU recruits and prospects Bruce Irvin, Nickell Robey, Ivan McCartney and more."
Around the League (and Beyond):
Holtz's USF contract worth $9.1 million over 5 years - Tampa Tribune
Dollar and incentive breakdown inside.
Marshall to Open 2010 Football Season in Prime Time at Ohio State - WVMETRONEWS.COM
So they get embarrassed on national TV...what's the positive in this?
What's On Tap:
Syracuse vs. West Virginia - SI.com
Noon Saturday from the Coliseum on ESPN.
Louisville vs. Pittsburgh - SI.com
Noon Saturday from the PEC on ESPN360.
Georgetown vs. Villanova - SI.com
Noon Sunday from the Wachovia Center in Philly on MASN and ESPN360.
Connecticut vs. Michigan - SI.com
1:30 Sunday from Crisler Arena on CBS.
WVU Women vs. Pitt - Sunday 4 pm from the PEC on ESPNU (no link available)
Video of Interest:
Here's a new one:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Thanks to Jimmy Traina at Hot Clicks for an abundance of content this week.
Pajama Party Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is an actress best known for her role as Jackie on That 70's Show, the voice of Meg on The Family Guy and the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She can also be seen in the upcoming Book Of Eli. She was on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson earlier this week and was absolutely adorable. Born in the former Soviet Union (now Ukraine), here's the always lovely Mila Kunis.
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