The Shotgun/Throwdown: USF Weekend Preview (1/21/11) Edition

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Both basketball squads are hosting the USF Bulls this weekend at the WVU Coliseum. The women take to the court tomorrow afternoon, with the men taking their turn on Sunday. I named today's edition the "USF Weekend Preview" last night, anticipating media coverage as such. But, in actuality, everybody is still talking about Wednesday night. As much as most of us would like to forget it happened, I hope the team doesn't ever forget it. Anywho...as usual, I also have the weekend BE basketball viewing guide inside.

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What You May Have Missed:

WVU Women Set a Record in Blowout Over Marshall - WVillustrated.com

Another Bob Huggins Show is Ready for Air - WVillustrated.com

Devine and Neild Set to Represent WVU at the Senior Bowl - WVillustrated.com

Football: Neild Invited to Senior Bowl - MSNsportsNET.Com

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
Still receiving votes (somehow, after Wednesday's showing)

News of Note:

From the Cheap Seats 1/20 - WVillustrated.com

Mountaineers Say Marshall Wanted it More in Capital Classic Loss - WVillustrated.com

Huggins ready to move forward - Charleston Gazette

WVU's Huggins growing tired of team repeating mistakes - Charleston Daily Mail

Classic ramifications for Marshall, West Virginia - Charleston Gazette

WVU will face underdog again - Daily Athenaeum

WVU men exposed in latest loss - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Clean up WVU, Marshall - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Recruiting:

Two offensive linemen commit to West Virginia - Charleston Gazette

Charlie Strong, Louisville Leading the Big East Recruiting Race - NCAAFB FanHouse
Complete conference run-down

Around the League (and Beyond):

SEC tops final Conference Power Rankings - ESPN

NCAA Basketball Power Rankings: Muddled Teens - NCAABB FanHouse

James Beatty's big second half helps Rutgers beat South Florida, 71-62 - Star Ledger

Rutgers keeps USF winless on road - Tampa Tribune

Refrain's the same at start of games - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt succeeds despite string of scoreless stretches - PPG

Grading Pittsburgh’s Coaching Move - Pre-Snap Read

Louisville basketball team overcoming all the injuries so far - Courier-Journal

Syracuse forward Kris Joseph practices; status listed as day-to-day - Post Standard

Syracuse Fans Whining Because Georgetown Selling Georgetown Tickets to Georgetown Fans - Casual Hoya

Bruce Pearl Returns To Bench Saturday Vs. UConn - Hartford Courant

George DeLeone Set To Join Staff; What About Joe Moorhead? - Hartford Courant
This is the same OC that Pasqualoni had at 'Cuse and the guys over at Nunes couldn't be happier for them

TCU AD slightly miffed over potential move to the blue turf - College Football Talk/NBC Sports

Why former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach can't get another job - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

Steve Kragthorpe gets another chance - ESPN
Just in case you missed it, and he gets to visit Morgantown again this fall too

Jimmy V Week nets record $1.2 million in donations - ESPN

Steve Kerr, Charles Barkley join CBS for NCAA Tournament - SI.com

What's On Tap:

South Florida Bulls vs. (9) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
4:00 Saturday from the Coliseum on WVPBS

South Florida Bulls vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
2:00 Sunday from the Coliseum on the BE Network, MASN and ESPN3

(7) Villanova Wildcats vs. (3) Syracuse Orange - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Dome on ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers vs. (8) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
2:00 Saturday from the XLC on CBS

(4) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. DePaul Blue Demons - ESPN
4:00 Saturday from Allstate Arena on the Big East Network, MASN and ESPN3

(15) Louisville Cardinals vs. Providence Friars - ESPN
5:00 Saturday from the Dunkin Donuts Center on ESPNU

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. (16) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:00 Saturday from the Joyce on the Big East Network, MASN and ESPN3

Video of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

This is either extremely cool or this guy has way too much time on his hands...maybe probably both

Random Link of (Dis)Interest:

The Death Of The Beer Line - ThePostGame
Here's a feature on the bottom-filling beer cup that I posted a video of before (includes more videos)

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is HD regular, model Denise Milani. I've got two galleries for ya today. HERE'S a two pager and click on the picture for an 11 page mega-gallery.


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