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Looks like overlap season is in full swing. We have basketball, football and a higher emphasis on soccer as well. Huggs had his first Statewide Sportsline of the new season last night and there's an awesome quote included from it inside. I, and I'm sure many of you, wish just some of his approach would rub off on Stew. They are completely different people, I understand, but some certainly wouldn't hurt. 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). See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Searching For That National Title - WVMETRONEWS.COM
“Our goal every year is to be able to win a National Championship. That’s what you play for and if your not playing for that your cheating yourselves,” said the fourth year WVU head coach. “The goal, I think, when you go about being the basketball coach at any program is you want to work to the end of being able to win a National Championship.”
This Week in the Big East Apocalypse - Voodoo Five
The Big East's worst case scenario takes a turn for the worse, as there is a four team tie for first. Click to see who ends up "winning" the conference.
Women's Soccer To Host NCAAs - MSNsportsNET.Com
The seventh-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team will start its quest for the 2010 NCAA College Cup against Morehead State in the opening round of tournament action Friday, Nov. 12, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. West Virginia earned a No. 3 seed, its fourth seed in 11 trips to NCAA tournaments. - Includes Bracket download
News of Note:
On The Mark: Week 9 - ESPN
WVU in the "Better luck next year" section
WVU snub provides motivation for Collaros - Charleston Gazette
This one is a reach
Pro Combat Helmets Arrive - WVillustrated.com
I want one of these in the WORST way
NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
Receiving votes at #31
Around the League (and Beyond):
Where does Big East go from here? - Times West Virginian
TCU AD: University will not move individual programs - Sporting News
AD Del Conte is very cool btw
Starting 11: Les Miles Sits Down at the BCS Blackjack Table - NCAAFB FanHouse
News from around the nation. As an honorary Aggie, I love #10.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Inception + animals = win
Today's Miss Throwdown was born and raised in the Philippines. Here's the self described "Asian Barbie," Lorena Amore (click on the pic for a gallery).
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