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Welcome to December!! Honestly, where has this year gone? Huggs has the men back in action tonight against American and football continues prep for Rutgers on what promises to be another emotional Senior Day. All of that and some more TCU fallout is inside.
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What You May Have Missed:
2010 Defensive Coordinator of the Year - Football Scoop
Vote for Casteel here
American Preview - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia players and Coach Bob Huggins talk about improving the team's offensive efficiency.
College Football Power Rankings - Andy Staples - SI.com
#23 - "I goofed when I filed my Associated Press poll ballot this week. I thought I had reviewed all the relevant head-to-head matchups, but somehow West Virginia's win against Maryland on Sept. 18 slipped my mind. I apologize, Mountaineers. I'm adjusting the rankings here, and if West Virginia beats Rutgers on Saturday, I'll correct my mistake on my AP ballot Sunday morning."
VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Mazz, Deniz and KJ
News of Note:
VIDEO: WVU Football Player and Coach Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Noel, Jock, Coach Beatty, Hogan, Coach Lockwood, Goode, Coach Mullen, Will Johnson, Geno, Bruce, Alston, J.T and Anthony Leonard
Linebacker JT Thomas - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineers360 profile on senior linebacker J.T. Thomas.
From the Enemy
Rutgers coach Greg Schiano begins process of self-evaluation as disappointing season winds down - Star Ledger
Why isn't this an ongoing process with coaches? I know they're generally a stubborn lot, but geez.
Many Rutgers players going through losing for first time - Star Ledger
All I'm gonna say is, "Get used to it."
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East Notebook | Stewart defends conference - Courier-Journal
Shocking, I tell ya
Thank Goodness For Colgate, Huh? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Cuse was originally supposed to play Virginia Tech this year
Pitt can still earn share of Big East title - PPG
Much as I hate to admit it, stranger things have happened...this year, even
UConn Avoids Upset With Walker Scoring 30 - Hartford Courant
62-55 over New Hampshire
What's On Tap:
American University Eagles vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Coliseum on MASN, Big East Network and ESPN3. No line is given.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This was too good not to post. Thank you Amie!!! (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE):
I love fireworks.:
Today's Miss Throwdown is another of the British Page 3 girls. Here's 5 pages of Rhian Sugden.
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