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Yesterday may have have been the most anticipated HCBS presser ever. The content didn't end up earth shattering, by any means, but, Stew did seem generally ok with the whole situation going forward. And more anticipation ends today as Coach Holgorsen will be introduced publicly this afternoon in another presser. There's also reactions from Mullen and Johnson inside as well. On the basketball front, the women won their 12th straight last night and the men have their last exhibition tonight against Walsh.
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What You May Have Missed:
All-Around Outstanding - MSNsportsNET.Com
Madina Ali is profiled
2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 7 - ESPN
#6 AP, #7 Coaches
WVU Season Football Awards Announced - BGN
Permanent captains and other awards
Simple Gifts - West Virginia University
The University Christmas card/message
News of Note:
Bill Stewart: On His Future - WVMETRONEWS.COM
"Deep down in this boy's heart I have to do what's right for the program and I have to do what's right for my family and that's been taken care of," explained Stewart. "Like I said this is just going to be a new role for me and I really relish and look forward to the role next year." - I sincerely hope he means it and if he does, BRAVO
Head Coach Bill Stewart - Mountaineer TV
Coach Bill Stewart remarks following Tuesday evening's practice in preparation for the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl.
Ralph Friedgen, Bill Stewart victims of coaching carousel ageism - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
I generally tend to agree with Mandel on a lot of things...but I really think he's reaching on this one
Stewart staying focused - Times West Virginian
Rating WVU's defenses - Martinsburg Journal
VIDEO: Coach and Player Interviews - WVillustrated.com
HCBS (embedded below) Mullen, Johnson, Geno, Tavon and Bruce
Champs Sports Bowl Info:
Champs Sports Bowl Fan Central
Info page, seating charts, merchandise, discount opportunities, etc.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Men's Basketball: Exhibition on Wednesday - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University men’s basketball team will play its final exhibition game of the 2010-11 season on Wednesday, Dec. 22 against Walsh at the WVU Coliseum.
Harvard Crimson vs. (4) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the XL Center on ESPN3
American University Eagles vs. (6) Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Pete on ESPN3.
Drexel Dragons vs. (5) Syracuse Orange - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Dome on ESPN3.
(8) Villanova Wildcats vs. Monmouth Hawks - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Multipurpose Activity Center, West Long Branch, NJ.
UMBC Retrievers vs. (20) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:30 tonight from the Joyce.
(25) Louisville Cardinals vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - ESPN
8:00 tonight from E.A. Diddle Arena
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This one's been making the rounds lately...Impressive, most impressive.
Today's Miss Throwdown is proof positive of Polish beauty. Here is a lovely gallery of Monika Pietrasinska (speaking of impressive).
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