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What You May Have Missed:
Decoding Bill Stewart - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
"Match the Mountains" is explained and more
McMurphy's Law: The Rush Is On - NCAAFB FanHouse
Entering this season, only five of the 120 FBS schools had a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the past five seasons – the longest current streaks. Of the five – Oregon State, Wisconsin, Penn State, West Virginia and BYU – only Oregon State has a 1,000-yard rusher so far this season.
Trending Topic - BGN
Kevin examines how games are being officiated, and the possible effect on this year's team. It's not a rant against bad calls.
Some own up to their mistakes - Times West Virginian
Ex-WVU coach thankful - Martinsburg Journal
News of Note:
Top Five: Reasons West Virginia Will Beat Pitt In The Backyard Brawl - SB Nation Pittsburgh
As promised, here's the response from earlier in the week
2010 Big East Fearless Picks: Week 13 - College Football News
Brawl leads 'em off
Backyard Brawl kickers prepare for tough turf - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
It's absolutely SHAMEFUL that a franchise as proud as the Steelers allows the turf situation to perpetuate itself every year in such a great stadium (Disclaimer: It's no real secret that I personally LOATHE the Steelers...BUT I respect the organization and think they have a wonderful facility otherwise, as much as I hate to admit those 2 last parts)
Defensive Tackle Scooter Berry - Mountaineer TV
Defensive tackle Scooter Berry talks about Friday's Backyard Brawl at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Bruce Irvin: Fifth In The Nation - WVMetroNews.com
Irvin talks about his ten sacks on the season and playing in his first big time rivalry on Friday.
Geno Smith: Just Another Game - WVMetroNews.com
The sophomore quarterback doesn't seem to be phased by this big rivalry. - Either this is just just Geno being cool about things, which is good for a QB...OR He'll learn real quick.
Jonathan Baldwin: A Pitt Championship - WVMetroNews.com
The Panther's junior wide receiver talks about the expectations the Panthers had going into the season and what it is like to play in the Backyard Brawl at Big East Media Day.
Dion Lewis: High Expectations - WVMetroNews.com
At Big East Media Day the reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Year talks about the season he expects to have and his only experience in the Backyard Brawl.
Jason Pinkston: "It's a great rivalry" - WVMetroNews.com
The Pitt offensive lineman talks about the Backyard Brawl and what college football players like to do in their free time at this year's Big East Media Day.
Around the League (and Beyond):
BCS Announces Teams Still Under Consideration For BCS Slots - WVMetroNews.com
It's like they're trying to piss the rest of the nation off
Big East Notebook | Scarlet Knights are no West Virginia on defense - Courier-Journal
Nice compliment considering WVU isn't involved in this game
Joe Pa Says Hes Coming Back In 2011 - NCAAFB FanHouse
This is getting almost as bad as Brett Favre. I just hope he doesn't figure out how to take pics of his junk too.
What's On Tap:
Paradise Jam Tournament - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia (Women's Basketball) travels to the Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam Tournament. Their first game is against TCU tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
If you have kids, someday you're gonna have to have "the talk."
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Playboy Playmate and former Cyber Girl of the Year for 2006. Here's a lovely gallery of Monica Leigh (clicking on the pic will take you to the gallery over at The Smoking Jacket, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites for SFW content).
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