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Well...that sucked. I don't know about you, but I was hoping the "close, but no dice" thing was becoming a thing of the past. But, with this team, it looks as if it will at least loom overhead, as long as the games are consistently close. Don't get me wrong, Syracuse is very good. A friend asked me to mention that Mr. West was responsible for 4 points allowed and an air-ball in 20 seconds of action. Ouch. Not much more I can say to that. At least the women are rolling. I appreciate any help with tips, suggestions and requests. On with the show...
What You May Have Missed:
Post Game Interviews - WVIllustrated.com
House's Hot Hand Carries WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com
The women beat Pitt 69-54.
Rifle: WVU Triumphant in Return to Range - MSNsportsNET.Com
Rifle team defeats NC State 4678-4561 and pushes the Mountaineers’ unblemished record to 7-0 and improves their Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) standing to 4-0.
News of Note:
West Virginia [women, ed.] soaring behind young roster - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Somewhat of a preview for yesterday's victory over Pitt. But, still a good read.
Interest in WVU hoops has never been higher - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column - God Bless him, I understand, but his articles seem to be just a tad bit late and ill timed sometimes.
Stewart hires McMichael as WVU recruiting boss - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook. Don't read too much into the headline. It's wrong, even says so in the body of the article. "The remaining money could be spread around the staff, including running backs/slot receivers coach Chris Beatty, who figures to fill Holliday's role as the recruiting coordinator." (Isn't that what editors are for?)
Aiming high - Times West Virginian
"No. It’s called reality. We’re good. Now let’s be great."
Around the League (and Beyond):
No. 11 Hoyas rally, but never take lead against No. 4 Wildcats - ESPN
Nova dumps Hoyas 82-77.
Wolverines get signature win; Huskies slide to third straight loss - ESPN
68 - 63....one of the few times I'd root for UConn...damn.
If only Bearcats were better shooters - Cincinnati Enquirer
"Bearcats scratched out a 60-58 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday despite shooting only 32.3 percent." You could take that headline and substitute almost any team....especially WVU.
What's On Tap:
Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Joyce Center on ESPN's Big Monday. The line has Cuse by 3.5.
Video of Interest:
Thanks to WVIllustrated.
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Outside the Lines on drawing the line between discipline and abuse.
ESPN's All American Team
Bartender Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is gorgeous British Pop star and model. Please welcome Rachel Stevens.
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