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Basketball gets underway this evening, so the "News of Note" section is completely dedicated to round-ball today, including the highly ranked women's team. If you're heading out to the game, make sure you check out the updated parking guidelines inside as well. In case you haven't noticed, both soccer teams are in the midst of their respective Big East tournaments and have their second games this weekend (unfortunately, both on the road). There's only one Big East football game tomorrow, but it ought to be a decent one, all things considered. 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 and don't forget to "LIKE" the Smoking Musket MAIN PAGE on Facebook (follow this link, then hit "LIKE"; the Like button right here just "Likes" the article, we're looking for more followers on Facebook). Have a great weekend and I'll meet you on the other side...
What You May Have Missed:
Bob Huggins: Pre-Exhibition Presser (audio) - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about where his team is at and Friday's exhibition against UNC Pembroke.
Is Michigan's good news good for WVU? - ESPN
See "Around the League (and Beyond)" below
Same Pat, Same Determination - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Pat White, if you didn't realize
News of Note:
UNC Pembroke Preview - Mountaineer TV
Bob Huggins, Joe Mazzulla and Truck Bryant talk about Friday's exhibition game against UNC Pembroke.
Men's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Flowers, Truck and Mazz
Joe Mazzulla: Back On The Court (audio) - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about getting the upcoming season underway.
Return To Action - BGN
Video interview with Jonnie West
Big East Primer: Pittsburgh, Villanova and Syracuse look to lead Big East - SI.com
Missed this the other day
‘Bigs’ will help WVU women - Times West Virginian
WVU women try to stay grounded - Times West Virginian
They're heading into the season with their highest preseason ranking ever
VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Coach Carey, Liz Repella, Asya Bussie and Brooke Hampton
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East expansion: A look at the contenders, starting with Villanova - Post Standard
He looks at Nova, TCU, UCF, Houston and ECU
Louisville football's Adam Froman, Bilial Powell won't play against Syracuse - Courier-Journal
Uncle Abe is disappointed
Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson dead at 76 - SI.com
R.I.P. Spark, you were one of the all time greats
What's On Tap:
Men's Basketball: Exhibition Set for Tonight - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University men’s basketball team will play its first exhibition game of the 2010-11 season on Friday, Nov. 5 against UNC Pembroke at the WVU Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. Reserved tickets are priced at $17, while WVU students will be admitted free with a valid ID.
Men's Basketball: Parking Updates Announced - MSNsportsNET.Com
With the start of basketball season on Friday, Nov. 5, WVU students, faculty, staff and the general public should be aware of changes that impact normal parking use at the Coliseum.
Women's Soccer: BIG EAST Semifinal Awaits - MSNsportsNET.Com
The No. 16 West Virginia women’s soccer team continues its quest for a BIG EAST Championship with a semifinal match against Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 5, in Piscataway, N.J. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Rutgers' Yurcak Field and will be televised live on the CBS College Sports Network.
Head Coach Marlon LeBlanc - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia will travel to No. 1 Louisville for a BET quarterfinal matchup on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange - ESPN
Noon tomorrow from the Dome on MASN, SNY and ESPN3. Cuse is giving 6.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Shatner on Cee-Lo*? Yes, please!!! May I have another? (*yes, it's been bleeped)
We're going out with a bang this week. Today's Miss Throwdown is the girl that got RichRN all worked up from Wednesday's Hump Day post. It's British tabloid model Rosie Jones. Click on the pic for Gallery I and HERE for Gallery II (both are SFW, btw).
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