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What You May Have Missed:
Weekly Watch: Week 3 - ESPN
Morgantown is a "Place to Be" on Saturday and there's a preview video of our Cleveland State game...don't laugh, they are 12-0 and will provide a very stiff test
The Week Ahead in College Hoops - NCAABB FanHouse
Our game Saturday is mentioned here as well.
NCAA Basketball Polls - ESPN
2 whole votes in the AP and 4th out in the Coaches
2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 5 - ESPN
#7 AP, #9 Coaches
Champs Sports Bowl Fan Central
Info page, seating charts, merchandise, discount opportunities, etc.
The Mountaineers Musket - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineers 360 profile on the making of the Mountaineer's musket.
News of Note:
WVU football: Luck still tight-lipped on Stewart's future - Charleston Daily Mail
"every good AD has a little list in his pocket ... and that's about all I'm going to say about that."
Update: Mullen Frontrunner For KSU - WVMetroNews.com
Multiple reports says WVU offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen is one of the leading candidates for the Kent State head coaching position. - "job is his to lose"
Changing Of The Guard - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Tavon Austin is profiled
First time the best - Charleston Gazette
Devine's top memory at WVU was ovation after his first carry
UConn's Todman, Reyes explore NFL status - ESPN
Sands, Julian Miller and Bruce are also given note
Around the League (and Beyond):
Everybody is Lying - Pitt Redshirt Diaries
This is a great article
As Seton Hall starts homestand off on right foot, new student section status remains in limbo - Star Ledger
Beat Longwood 78-51...student section is behind visitor's bench, in case you were wondering
What's On Tap:
Drexel Dragons vs. (21) Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the KFC Yum! Center (I actually laughed typing that, btw) on ESPNU.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
The Assassination of Yogi Bear by the Coward Boo Boo Bear:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Texas hottie Katie Rivers. Click on the pic for the gallery.
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