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So much for finals week being slow on the news front. The first national media is acknowledging the latest, but they're just saying that it is being reported elsewhere. MSNsportsNet will be among last to confirm the news, I can basically promise you that. There's still some other football features and interviews inside as well.
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What You May Have Missed:
Charley West artist Pat Schell dies - Charleston Daily Mail
When Charley West turned 40 in 1998, Schell said, "Everyone just thinks Charley West is a nice guy. He's Everyman."
Dana Holgorsen Reportedly Headed to West Virginia as Coach-In-Waiting - NCAAFB FanHouse
Here's the first national media recognition
Champs Sports Bowl Fan Central
Info page, seating charts, merchandise, discount opportunities, etc.
News of Note:
Wild, wild West Virginia - Times West Virginian
WVU unfair to coach - Martinsburg Journal
Holgorsen watch heats up at West Virginia - ESPN
Includes video from College Football Live
Sportsline Interview: John Harris - WVMetroNews.com
John Harris of the Texas Tech Radio Network talks with Tony Caridi about Dana Holgorsen.
Fans React To Holgorsen - WVMetroNews.com
Fans expressed their thoughts on MetroNews Talkline about Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen becoming the new WVU offensive coordinator and the head coach in 2012.
2010-11 College Football Bowl Predictions - WhatIfSports.com
You can even change a few of the settings and have it simulate it for you over and over
Legging it Out - MSNsportsNET.Com
Geno Is profiled
JT Thomas: Getting That 10th Win - WVMetroNews.com
Thomas talks about how the team practiced on Saturday and what it would mean to him to end his career with a bowl victory and ten wins.
Noel Devine: Going To See Mickey - WVMetroNews.com
Devine talks about what it will be like to end his college career in his home state and how he is feeling injury wise.
Hinds a star at Mount Vernon - SNY.tv
Jabarie Hinds will play for West Virginia next year after excelling with the Knights.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Keith Benson, Oakland upend Tennessee days after Michigan St. miss - ESPN
That win over Oakland is looking better and better
Source says brain surgery for Rob Long went well - Post Standard
Here's to a full recovery!!!
Videos of Interest:
Thanks to hootiefan7 for finding this one:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Italian Bianca Balti. Her gallery awaits those who click on her picture.
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