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Welcome to October and the end of one of the most boring bye weeks ever. The Big East games tomorrow aren't going to help any either (do they ever, lately?), but that's what cable and satellites are for. This TCU thing is actually gaining some steam, by the way. Next week has to be better (if nothing else, there won't be another loss to moan about). There's still lots inside to keep you occupied. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. UPDATED 10:30 am. Enjoy your weekend and see you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Mountaineer Mainstays - YouTube
A look at a few folks behind the scenes on gameday from Mountaineers 360
Letter: Baton Rouge made visitor welcome - 2theadvocate.com
From all accounts, BR was a great place to visit, despite warnings to the contrary from other places
Women's Soccer: WVU Begins Road Swing - MSNsportsNET.Com
The Mountaineers travel to BIG EAST foes Cincinnati on Friday, Oct.1 and to Louisville on Sunday, Oct. 3
Women's Basketball: National TV Games Picked - MSNsportsNET.Com
The Mountaineers will have seven games on national television, the second-most in the BIG EAST, including ESPN2 Big Monday and February Frenzy games
News of Note:
College football algebra - Times West Virginian
Angel Nunez commits to Louisville - Card Chronicle
WVU was on the short list
An Express-way to Division I; WVU recruits - Charleston Gazette
The man who made Mountain State Academy nationally respected is doing the same at Huntington Prep
Around the League (and Beyond):
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith could earn as much as $1.2 million annually - ESPN
I wish we had those kinds of coffers to pool from
What's On Tap:
And what a riveting BE slate we have to choose from this week (turn your sarcasm meter to 11). All times Eastern.
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
Noon from the Rent on ESPN3 and SNY. Huskies are giving 7.5.
Tulane Green Wave vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
2 pm from Piscataway on ESPN 3. Green Wave is getting 17.5.
Florida International Golden Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
3:30 pm from the Ketchup Palace on ESPN3. Pitt is giving 17.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN
7 pm from Ray Jay on ESPN3. Bulls are giving 21.5.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - ESPN
7 pm from ASU Stadium in Jonesboro on ESPN3. Cards are giving 4.5.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This was evidently taken this past weekend and was featured on The Huffington Post. Thankfully, it appears to be an LSU fan. Though, there's no way to completely verify this.
This Week in Bodypainting:
Today's Miss Throwdown is one Tarheel that I can support with a clear conscience. Here's Stephanie Christine (linked page has interview and gallery at the bottom).
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