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Another day, another stinker by another WVU team. I guess we will have to count on the women's basketball team tonight to get us out of this funk (although watching the Pokes' offense last night certainly lightened this lad's loafers). Full coverage, as usual, is inside.
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What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins' postgame remarks following West Virginia's 81-71 loss to St. John's.
Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins expresses his frustration with his team's performance against St. Johns.
Thanks to his legendary mother, John Flowers makes a name for himself at West Virginia - ESPN
Evidently his mother was "Icey" too
News of Note:
Mountaineers Drop Big East Opener - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, stats, video and gallery
Chasing the Storm - Times West Virginian
St. John’s stays in control most of way in 81-71 victory over WVU
VIDEO: Huggins and Players React to St. John's Loss - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, KJ, Mazzulla, Truck, Icey & West
Darryl "Truck" Bryant: St. Johns Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Bryant talks about the way St. Johns played and what Bob Huggins talked about after the game.
Jonnie West: St. Johns Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
West talks about what the Mountaineers did wrong against the Red Storm.
Joe Mazzulla: St. Johns Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla gives his thought on the Mountaineers' performance.
Mountaineer Report: St. Johns Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Chip Fontanazza gets the player's thoughts on their loss to the Red Storm.
(Exasperated Sigh) - Pre-Snap Read
"Oliver Luck’s musket is smoking as we speak" - so is ours...so is ours (thanks to PM for this find)
Season over, but questions remain - Times West Virginian
WVU’s worst loss no surprise - Martinsburg Journal
Offensive Tackle Don Barclay - Mountaineer TV
Offensive tackle Don Barclay's postgame remarks following West Virginia's Champs Sports Bowl loss to NC State.
Around the League (and Beyond):
St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin likes what he sees in Dwayne Polee II, ready for Big East - NY Daily News
I think we saw that last night
Fiesta Bowl: OU-UConn Is Major Mismatch, But Only On Paper - SB Nation Arizona
2010: How Syracuse Got Its Groove Back - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Somebody took their cues from our own 25314. I call shenanigans.
Why Louisville/Kentucky is college basketball's best rivalry - Card Chronicle
Sorry....not even close. At best it's a distant 2nd.
Austin Freeman Scores 21 as Notre Dame Beats Georgetown 69-55 - Casual Hoya
...but no one else scored more than 8
College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Penalties for unsold bowl tickets an unsettling flaw; more Mailbag
What's On Tap:
(7) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies - ESPN
7:00 tonight at Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, N.Y
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Syracuse Orange - ESPN
3:20 today from Yankee Stadium on ESPN and ESPN3. Cuse is giving 1.
Temple Owls vs. (8) Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Pavilion on ESPN2
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a native New Yorker, a World Poker Tour Royal Flush Girl and was recently named the winner of Maxim's Hometown Hotties competition of 2010. Here's a gallery of Melanie Inglesias.
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