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Football is preparing for Cincinnati and there's several player interviews to peruse inside. The first day of the early signing period for basketball is behind us and WVU gathered up a total of nine commitments (5 men and 4 women). Will there be any more surprises before the period is over? We'll have to wait and see. We also have a good bit of basketball videos for you today as both men and women tip off the regular season tomorrow night. Don't forget about the parking situation at the Coliseum all day tomorrow, if you're going to be in the area (other events throughout the entire day are going on).
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What You May Have Missed:
Cincinnati coach wants culture of Morgantown - PPG
"I like Butch, but I ain't going to like him when we play him," Stewart said, jokingly. "He can marry my sister, but I'll take him out back and punch him in the nose. Think that will make the news?"
Jerry West Gets Statue in L.A. - WVillustrated.com
It's about damn time
Bracketology - ESPN
#8 in the Southwest
News of Note:
Clarke putting fumble behind him - Times West Virginian
Sidney Glover: Team Morale (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Glover talks about how the team's morale has been after two conferences losses and the Bearcats.
Jock Sanders: No Criticism (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Sanders talks about how he has been dealing with the criticism against the team and the upcoming game against the Bearcats.
Don Barclay: Making Those Blocks (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Barclay talks about the drills linemen have been doing in the past two weeks and rebounding from two consecutive conference losses.
VIDEO: WVi WVU Preseason Basketball Special - WVillustrated.com
Try the drinking game while watching these and take a drink every time "WVillustrated.com" is mentioned by name. Good times.
VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Coach C, Sarah Miles, and Madina Ali
Around the League (and Beyond):
Orange coach Doug Marrone tees up 'Caddyshack' quote - Post Standard
"Kind of like Caddyshack. No gambling allowed at Bushwood."
College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Hmm. Anything going on in college football this week?
Allegations cloud Cam Newton's chances for the Heisman Trophy - ESPN
"Just two months after Reggie Bush returned his Heisman, voters for college football's most famous player of the year award have more than yards and touchdowns to consider."
What's On Tap:
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:30 tonight from the Rent on ESPN and ESPN3. Pitt is giving 5.
Ticket Information For Weekend Sporting Events - WVillustrated.com
Full slate of Volleyball, Women's Soccer, Women's and Men's Basketball, Swimming and Football this weekend, mostly on Friday (see the next link)
Men's Basketball: Coliseum Parking For Friday - MSNsportsNET.Com
With four sporting events and five games taking place on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Coliseum sports complex, the following information will assist WVU students, staff, faculty and the general public with parking arrangements at the Coliseum that day.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Here's a WVU version of the video I posted yesterday (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE):
Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Colombian who's graced this section before. Here's a new gallery of Melissa Giraldo (click on the pic).
Veteran's Day image via 2.bp.blogspot.com