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That thoroughly sucked. There's no way to sugar coat that one. I've put all the football news in the NON section, save one topic and it leads off the WYMHM section. I digress...now, as we finally put football behind us, the WVU basketball team is starting Big East play with a game tonight against St. John's. Maybe that can help us forget last night, but alas, there are only so many things Huggy is capable of. I don't think that is one of them.
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What You May Have Missed:
Yes, Shawne Alston was Facebooking at halftime - 'Eers to the Ground
If I'm a teammate of his, I would be livid
2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 8 - ESPN
#6 AP, #7 Coaches
FanHouse Terrific 12: Freshman Salute - NCAABB FanHouse
Still hanging tough at #7
News of Note:
Wolfpack win nine games for only second time in school history - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos and video
WVU doesn’t show up for bowl game - Times West Virginian
Awkward year of transition lies ahead for Bill Stewart, West Virginia - Andy Staples - SI.com
Thanks to PM for sending this one in
N.C. State finds holes in WVU's stellar defense - Daily Athenaeum
Certainly a different angle
Instant analysis: Champs Sports Bowl - ESPN
Instant analysis: NC State 23, WVU 7 - ESPN
WVU's Smith to have surgery on left foot - Charleston Daily Mail
Stewart and Geno: Post Game Presser - WVMetroNews.com
WVU head coach Bill Stewart and starting quarterback Geno Smith give talk about their tough loss to NC State and Russell Wilson.
JT Thomas: NC State Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Thomas talks about playing his final game as a Mountaineer and the emotions he is feeling after this loss.
Don Barclay: NC State Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Barclay talks about his final game with Dave Johnson as his coach and the flow of the game.
Bruce Irvin: NC State Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Irvin talks about his performance and ending the season on a loss.
Chris Neild: NC State Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Neild talks about his college career coming to an end, executing plays and trying to defend Russell Wilson.
VIDEO: Champs Sports Bowl Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated.com
HCBS and Geno, J.T., Noel, Bruce, Barclay, Neild and Alston
NC State: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien, linebacker Nate Irving and quarterback Russell Wilson talk about their bowl victory against West Virginia.
Around the League (and Beyond):
UConn Huskies believe they belong - ESPN
You keep telling yourself that, Sunshine
Texas Calls in the Big Guns - Pre-Snap Read
From someone living in Redskins territory (not a fan, btw) this is hilarious
What's On Tap:
St. John's Red Storm vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Coliseum on the Big East Network (including MASN) and ESPN3.
(9) Georgetown Hoyas vs. (15) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Joyce on ESPN2.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Here's one that pretty much sums up the offense under Jeff Mullen:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Boston native Lily Marie. The gallery is linked through the picture:
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum image via beerme.com