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Welcome to crazy aces day. The #6 WVU women travel to Marquette tonight in search of their 17th straight victory (they currently hold the nation's longest active winning streak, btw). Other than that, the news is kinda all over the place today. Also, Pitt did finally settle on a coach, and in my opinion, he may be the best one they even considered. On a much smaller scale than RR heading to Pitt, this could still make things very interesting with some other familiar faces up there.
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What You May Have Missed:
Weekly Watch: Week 7 - ESPN
Casey was impressive, WVU is the team of the week and Morgantown is a place to be this coming Sunday
Top Plays of Week - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineer Jammin's Top 5 Plays of the first two months of the men's basketball season. - Week, 2 months, make up your mind
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
Receiving votes again
VSR: Rader Student-Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report
@TonyCaridi - Twitter
I'm told up to 3 former WVU/Michigan assistants will try to join Todd Graham if he takes over at Pitt. - This could/should make things doubly interesting
TonyCaridi's photos - Plixi
Work continues on WVU basketball practice facility.
Pre-Snap Read: A College Football Blog
WVU is the highest BE team at #35, and I think that may be generous
2011 WVU scouting report - Daily Athenaeum
Here's your first 2011 football preview
Holgorsen brings high-scoring offense to Morgantown in 2011 - Daily Athenaeum
It took Oklahoma State 1:47 to score a touchdown on its first offensive possession in the Cowboys' 36-10 win over Arizona in the Alamo Bowl.
Musings of a Mountain Man: Dear John Letters - WVillustrated.com
Dude totally stole our concept/schtick
News of Note:
VIDEO: Women's Basketball Pre-Marquette Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Coach C, Repella, Asya Bussie & Korinne Campbell
Pitt job, giddy Hugs and Sands' decision - Charleston Gazette
Recruiting hurt by lack of fans - Daily Athenaeum
Women's BB is discussed here, though one could make the same argument for the men's side, at least based on the first semester game attendance.
Around the League (and Beyond):
2010 Big East in Review: Final Team Power Rankings, Classic Rock Edition (Part 1) - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
As a classic rock connoisseur, I approve of these comparisons. Part II is HERE.
Any way you slice it, Big East is a beast - Charleston Gazette
Ain't it funny how these things always seem to coincide?
Marquette 79, No. 9/11 Notre Dame 57 - Anonymous Eagle
Marquette absolutely bitch slapped ND. Yeah, I said it.
Bowls Pay Bowl Officials Big Bucks - NCAAFB FanHouse
Thirteen bowl executives make more than $240,000 annually, including three bowl officials who make more than $500,000 a year, according to salary figures obtained by the Sports Business Journal. - Read that sentence again
What's On Tap:
(7) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
8:00 tonight from the Al McGuire Center
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the XL Center on MASN and ESPN3.
Video of Interest:
Here's part I of the latest Bob Huggins show. The rest can be seen over at WVillustrated.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I featured the original here before, now here's the new sequel (Warning: Very Very Bad Words):
Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model, actress and former member of the Seattle Seahawks cheerleading squad. Here's a nice gallery of Amber Lancaster.