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There's a few thing to cover today. First, the women dropped their second game of the year to the Hoyas last night in a turnover fest for both teams. Next, Huggs leads what's left of the basketball team to Louisville tonight for another Big East tilt. One of the most covered items today is the Holgorsen contract details. There's also the usual smattering of other items of interest, including UConn's version of Ken Kendrick asking for a refund. I am efforting the football recruiting post I mentioned yesterday (it's proved to be more of an undertaking than I expected) and if work allows, it will be posted later today, if not, I promise it for tomorrow.
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What You May Have Missed:
Huggins Still Looking For Leaders - MSNsportsNET.Com
At least the 3rd article with the same headline/topic this week...must be getting serious
Huggins cares for his players - Times West Virginian
Hoyas get second win vs. Top 10 team this season - ESPN
Recap and statistics
FanHouse Terrific 12: A Few Surprises in Major Conferences Races - NCAABB FanHouse
Women's Power Rankings
Mountaineer Jammin Video Vault - Mountaineers TV
The Mountaineer Jammin' video vault of lost highlights from the 1955-56, 1958-59 and 1959-60 seasons.
News of Note:
Numbers game - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers at 8 scholarship players for road trip
Holgorsen Contract Terms
Holgorsen likes to put his feet up on the plane - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
There are also some neat provisions within the contract
Aniefiok Looking At The Mountaineers (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Huntington Prep senior Maurice Aniefiok has his eyes on the Mountaineers and he is hoping the Mountaineers have their eyes on him.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Seton Hall 90 - Syracuse 68: The Horror...The Horror... - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Do yourself a favor and click on this one
The Chipotle Curse: Reborn January 25th, 2011 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Just another reason for my and Country Roads' love for Chipotle.....mmmmm good
Scarlet Knights must play ugly, keep Cincinnati from quick start - Star Ledger
Shouldn't be too hard to play ugly, should it?
Wells Fargo Center Unveils New Beer System, Oh Yeah There's A Basketball Game Too - The Nova Blog
They're getting the bottom filler!!
North Carolina, Michigan State close to aircraft carrier game - SI.com
This would be totally cool, despite the participants
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (19) Louisville Cardinals - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Chicken Palace on ESPNU
St. John's Red Storm vs. (20) Georgetown Hoyas - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Phone Booth on MASN and ESPN3.
(7) Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Dunkin Donuts Center on ESPN3.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This may be a couple years old, but that by no means lessens the awesomeness of this. Thanks to ShadyMountaineer for reminding me about this one.
Today's Miss Throwdown is Dutch model Wendy Dubbeld. As they say, "If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much." Click on her picture for today's gallery.
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