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In front of a sparse crowd last night (to say the least), Casey Mitchell led the Mountaineers over American with some wonderful offense and some somewhat surprising defense. Elsewhere, Rutgers is the full focus of the Football team and the Women's Basketball team is back in action tonight against Elon.
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What You May Have Missed:
Pilgrimage: Milan Puskar Stadium and West Virginia football - ESPN
Thanks to many of you who sent this in.
Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
Coach Mike Carey talks about West Virginia's successful trip to the Virgin Islands and Thursday's game agaisnt Elon.
The late Al Babcock: Great WVU booster - Martinsburg Journal
News of Note:
West Virginia 71, American U. 50 - ESPN
Recap and Stats
American beauty - Charleston Gazette
This is exactly the sort of pun that Jon Stewart ranted about the other night.
WVU's Casey Mitchell Continues Strong Start to Senior Season - WVillustrated.com
Me and Dad had a little conversation last night around if he played like this last year, Huggs may have gotten to take the big trophy on tour like he wants to.
Eagles Brought Down - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
Coach Bob Huggins reviews West Virginia's 71-50 victory over American Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about how he thinks his defense played in the game, Casey Mitchell's scoring outburst and the Mountaineers upcoming game against Miami.
Kevin Jones: American Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about Casey Mitchell and how how he thought the offense played against the Eagles.
Darryl "Truck" Bryant: American Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Bryant talks about why he didn't play against VMI and how Casey Mitchell has helped the team offensively.
Guard Truck Bryant - Mountaineer TV
Truck Bryant talks briefly about Casey Mitchell's level of play, his own start against American, and the upcoming game against Miami (Fla.).
Deniz Kilicli: American Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Kilicli talks about his development and the team's performance against the Eagles.
VIDEO: Postgame reaction to WVU's 71-50 win over American - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Deniz, KJ, Casey and Truck
WVU has to focus on Rutgers - Times West Virginian
Quarterback Geno Smith - Mountaineer TV
Geno Smith talks about the team's focus on the upcoming Rutgers game, and the impact Noel Devine and Jock Sanders have had on the team as whole.
Big East predictions: Week 14 - ESPN
I like his line of thinking
WVU has its own ‘Rudy’ - Inter-Mountain
Around the League (and Beyond):
Rick Bozich | Big East should step aside from the BCS this season - Courier-Journal
He wouldn't be saying this if UL had a shot at it
What's On Tap:
Women's Basketball: West Virginia to Face Elon - MSNsportsNET.Com
7 pm tonight from the Coliseum. Live streaming will be available via MSNsportsNet.com.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This was last week but I'm just now getting around to it. It brought back fond memories.
Today's Miss Throwdown is Southern California native Shay Maria (pic leads to gallery, as usual).
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