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What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about Wednesday's game against Marshall in Charleston.
Bracketology - ESPN
Marshall Womens Preview - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Mike Carey and players Madina Ali, Asya Bussie and Brooke Hampton talk about Wednesday's Marshall game.
VSR: Ali Student-Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report
Rodriguez makes payment to WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
...and some recruiting news
Top moments of 2010 - ESPN
WVU gets a mention near the end of this rundown of the football season
WVU, MU grid series may end - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Ain't that a shame? (*turn your sarcasm meter "ON")
Butler's Memories - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and video
Justice sees best yet ahead for Concord football - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Former Mountaineer OL introduced as the new HC at Concord
News of Note:
WVU women heavy favorite - Charleston Gazette
MU coach calls showdown 'Herculean challenge'
VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews Prior to Marshall Game - WVillustrated.com
Coach C, Liz Repella, Madina Ali and Korinne Campbell
Bob Huggins: Pre-Capital Classic - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about taking on the Thundering Herd, how similar Marshall is to Pitt and what it's like playing this game in Charleston.
Marshall, Herrion Ready For WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article also includes audio with the former Pitt asst.
Energy and emotion - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers, Herd ready to square off again
Breaking down what should be another classic - Charleston Gazette
"IT'S ONE OF the best days of the sports year in the Kanawha Valley." - Really?!?! That's actually kinda sad.
John Flowers feeling good about John Flowers - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
"I told John to make the first one, miss the second one," Huggins said. "He said, ‘you’re going to screw up my free-throw percentage.’ That’s a guy who is a 40-percent career shooter. And I’m gonna screw it up?"
Flowers in bloom for ’Eers - Martinsburg Journal
VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews Prior to the Marshall Game - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Deniz and Jonnie
Deniz Kilicli: Facing Marshall - WVMetroNews.com
Kilicli talks about how he was taught to hate Pitt and Marshall and how he likes his fans in America.
WVU embraces Kilicli - Times West Virginian
Jonnie West: Non-Conference Once Again - WVMetroNews.com
West talks about playing another non-conference game after defeating Purdue and how he feels this year's team matches up against Marshall.
Herd notes: Sidelines come alive - Charleston Gazette
Herrion's arrival makes for colorful battle of wits
Unique monikers add spice to college football recruiting trail - Andy Staples - SI.com
Staples takes a look at the more uniquely named recruits this year
Around the League (and Beyond):
Pitt Basketball: Cue Final Four Talk In 3...2... - Cardiac Hill
Hold your breath sweetheart, I dare ya
Pitt Football: Todd Graham's New Staff - Cardiac Hill
Including Graham, 4 former WVU coaches are on the staff (so far)...they still need a Safeties coach
What's On Tap:
Marshall Thundering Herd vs. (9) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
5:30 tonight from the CCC on WVPBS
Marshall Thundering Herd vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
8:00 tonight from the CCC on WJAL (Chambersburg 68) and ESPN3.
St. John's Red Storm vs. (15) Louisville Cardinals - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Chicken Box on the BE Network, MASN and ESPN3
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (16) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Joyce on ESPN2.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This makes the Bacon Explosion look healthy by comparison. My cholesterol count just went up 50 points by watching this....ugh.
Today's Miss Throwdown is German television presenter and model Collien Fernandes. Click on the picture for today's gallery.