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This is why I hate bye weeks: slow news. But, what news there is, you can be sure I've got it covered inside. For one, there's a bit more about the TCU issue today. Annnnnd.... Basketball news is starting to trickle down the pipe as well. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Stew Show: An Upset Stew - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video from last night's Statewide Sportsline show
TCU Horned Frogs' Big East 'Hop' Will Appeal To WVU AD Oliver Luck - Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, so take it with a grain of salt...and tequila
Faking a Huggins fall, coach hurts himself - ESPN
Duquesne's Ron Everhart hurt himself making fun of Huggs at the roast...why is this just coming out now?
In the Big East, the margin of error is anything but big - Sporting News
He's speaking of basketball, BTW
News of Note:
Geno Smith: An Intense Experience - WVMetroNews.com
Video - Smith talks about what the atmosphere was like in Tiger Stadium and how the team is going to rebound from it's loss to LSU.
Jeff Braun: More Free Time - WVMetroNews.com
Video - Braun talks about what the team is going to be doing during it's bye week and how the line has improved.
Robert Sands: Dealing With A Loss - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video
A Big-Time Prospect - WVMETRONEWS.COM
7'4" Sim Bhullar
Around the League (and Beyond):
Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage 'feeling real good,' on track to play against Tulane - Star Ledger
I wanted to make a smartass comment about the picture, but he's actually injured and I can't bring myself to do it
Play of Pitt's Sunseri under scrutiny - PPG
If he wants to be a QB, he better get used to it
Oklahoma WR Jaz Reynolds Suspended for Tweet About Texas Shooting - NCAAFB FanHouse
Be careful what you Tweet
College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
He actually has some good points with his "And hire whom?" answer on page 1 and the ways the polls work on page 2
What's On Tap:
I'll have more reminders of this as we get closer but here's the promo art/poster:
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
One of my favorite roasters, Greg Giraldo, 1965 - 2010, R.I.P. WARNING: Strong Language
Today's Miss Throwdown is a mix of Italian and Venezuelan heritage. I think it's safe to say she got the best of both in her genes. She was the August Playmate of the month (linked gallery is safe, though). Here's Francesca Frigo.
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