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Football is getting closer every second and I can almost smell it in the air. I almost want to throw a tailgate, just for the heck of it. Lots of coverage of Major's induction into the HOF is inside. It's nice to see how many people realize he was THE trailblazer. All of the usual stuff is inside too, including MSN's countdown of memorable games at MF (I am working on a separate post for these, BTW). I almost forgot,
Happy Birthday Gisele!! We love you for all you do for us! If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Time to jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blue Ribbon Yearbook Big East Conference Predictions - ESPN
Preseason Top 120 Countdown: No. 32 West Virginia - Rivals.com
Major Influence - MSNsportsNET.Com
College Hall of Fame: WVU's Harris was 'The Man' in the late '80s - PPG
Humble Harris Takes His Place Among College Football's Best - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Major Harris: A Humbling Moment - WVMETRONEWS.COM Video
Don Nehlen: Harris In The Hall Of Fame - WVMETRONEWS.COM Video
Tim Brown: Major Is The Man - WVMETRONEWS.COM Video
HOF day special for all involved - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
Special day for Harris - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
Harris earns place in football history - Times West Virginian
News of Note:
The Money Game - MSNsportsNET.Com
Why doesn’t Big East form own network? - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
Weight Room Warriors: Mountaineers Being Pushed In Summer Workouts - WVillustrated.com
Ranking the Big East's nonconference schedules - Sporting News
Transition to receiver no problem for Austin - Charleston Daily Mail
Tavon Austin: Turning It Up - WVMETRONEWS.COM Video
WVU defense aims to be more 'nasty': Unit wants to dominate - American Chronicle
Lazear Eases Into Leadership Role - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU hoping for more hits from its J.T. - Charleston Gazette
There's always room to improve - Martinsburg Journal Mickey's Column
WVU notes from a mad dash - Charleston Gazette
WVU Football Photos Mark Plants Law & Ball Football Camp- WVillustrated.com
WVU opponent preview - Syracuse - Charleston Gazette
No. 15: Syracuse, 1988 - MSNsportsNET.Com
No. 14: Virginia Tech, 1999 - MSNsportsNET.Com
No. 13: Pitt, 1989 - MSNsportsNET.Com This is the game that ingrained in me, my hatred for all things Pitt.
No. 12: Syracuse, 1992 - MSNsportsNET.Com ...and this one sealed my hatred of Cuse.
Always A Mountaineer: Jerry West-Looking Back At His WVU Days Part One - WVillustrated.com
Always a Mountaineer: Jerry West Part II - WVillustrated.com
Grant Wiley looks back fondly on playing days at WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU Recruiting Big Board: The Guards - EerSports An analysis of West Virginia's basketball recruiting efforts in the Class of 2011.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Pitt Football Star Charged In South Side Fight - WPXI Pittsburgh
Police: Pitt's Sheard ignored order to stop fighting - PPG
UC: Nippert filling fast - Cincinnati Enquirer
Hathaway named chair of selection committee - The UConn Blog
USF facilities getting total makeover - Tampa Tribune
Strong will name quarterback before August camp - Card Chronicle
College Football Countdown: No. 43 Rutgers - Orlando Sentinel
Rutgers Close to Landing 6-6 Nigerian Stud - ZagsBlog.com
Enduring passion for the game carries Dick MacPherson to College Football Hall of Fame - Post Standard
Marshall's DeQuan Bembry kicked off football team - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Sources: Florida Gators, NCAA investigating allegations that Maurkice Pouncey took money from agent before bowl game - ESPN
Pouncey plans to deny allegations on Tuesday - ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive I'm shocked, I tell you... SHOCKED!!
South Carolina Up Next? - Sports Agent Blog
NCAA turns up heat on agent-player relations with more investigations - SI.com
Top storylines for 2010 college football conference media days - ESPN
The NCAA's least likable conference - FanNation/SI.com
Recruiting: PSU hurt by Paterno's absence - PPG
Reforming APR - On the Banks Interesting read
: Video of Interest
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Your inappropriate (in retrospect) commercial of the day.
Sofia Vergara Gallery of the Week:
If you don't watch
Modern Family...shame on you, but it's really your loss. Here's Exhibit A in the long list of why you should.
Today's Miss Throwdown is an All-American Playboy Cyber-Girl from Charleston, SC. Here's Hillary Fisher.
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