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The Mountaineers had a pretty good, if not great, weekend. The men got a much needed BE road victory at G-town and the women continue to roll, moving to 16-0 with a victory over Cincinnati. Over on the football side of things, Roberts Sands has made it official and will enter the 2011 NFL Draft, foregoing his senior year of eligibility. Several new football recruits have already made it official by enrolling early, starting this semester. Plus, there's also a little football game being played in the desert tonight...maybe you've heard about it. And finally, make sure you check back around 11am for the first ever Smoking Musket podcast.
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What You May Have Missed:
Bob Huggins Post Game MSN Interview - WVMetroNews.com
Mountaineers score their fourth consecutive win over the Hoyas.
No. 6 West Virginia 72, Cincinnati 44 - ESPN
Recap and stats
WVU women crush Cincinnati, 72-44 - Times West Virginian
Mountaineers block 17 shots, move to 16-0
Cincinnati Recap - Mountaineer TV
Hoppy Kercheval and Warren Baker recap West Virginia's 72-44 victory over Cincinnati Saturday at the WVU Coliseum.
Mike Carey Postgame Remarks - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Mike Carey reviews his team's 72-44 victory over Cincinnati Saturday at the WVU Coliseum.
Coach Carey: Cincinnati Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Coach Carey talks about the Mountaineers 72-44 win over Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon.
Jamelle Elliott: Cincinnati Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Coach Elliott talks about her team's 72-44 loss on Saturday afternoon.
Cincinnati Postgame Report - WVMetroNews.com
Hear what Coach Carey said about the Mountaineers win and a record the defense nearly beat.
Mountaineer Jammin Feature - Mountaineer TV
Feature on the sixth-ranked WVU women's basketball team that airs during the season debut of Mountaineer Jammin' Saturday morning.
WVU players coming here - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Will be featured at 15th Steak & Burger Dinner Jan. 27
Free is fallacy for WVU students - Martinsburg Journal
Justice Named New Head Coach - Concord University Athletics
Congratulations to former Mountaineer OL Garin Justice!!!
News of Note:
WVU men find way on road - Times West Virginian
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction to WVU's Win Over Georgetown - WVillustrated.com
KJ, J Flow, Casey, Cam and Huggs
The Newcomers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
5 recruits have enrolled for January classes already
Finally In Morgantown - WVMETRONEWS.COM
The Roberts brothers, that is
Around the League (and Beyond):
Pitt Football: Todd Graham And Panthers Talking Money ... Uh Oh - Cardiac Hill
What are they uh-ohing? This may be the best candidate discussed so far.
NCAA rules Kentucky's Enes Kanter permanently ineligible - ESPN
I kinda feel sorry for the kid, but after what they did with Deniz, fair is fair (and that's strange from the NCAA). And it's not like he's not gonna get a shot at the NBA because of this.
What's On Tap:
(2) Oregon Ducks vs. (1) Auburn Tigers - ESPN
8:30 tonight from Glendale on ESPN and ESPN 3. Tigers are giving 1.5. Here's a preview.
(15) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Brad on ESPN2
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I normally try to keep things light and funny here, but this deserves sharing. Here's ESPN's interview with Rutgers' Eric LeGrand.
Today's Miss Throwdown is what you get when you mix the best of Colombian, Peruvian and Italian heritage. Here is a gallery of Franchesca DelCarpio.