The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (2/1/11) Edition

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Welcome to February. Tomorrow is National Signing Day so there's a bit of recruiting news today. It has been a fairly slow beginning to the WVU sports news week (even Hertzel seems to have taken the day off yesterday). Also, the WVU women look to get off the schneid tonight as they host the Friars of Providence (shouldn't their women's teams have a different moniker or is it just me?).

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What You May Have Missed:

School takes steps to stop illegal recruiting interactions - Daily Athenaeum

Huggins Sportsline: The Jacobs Defense - WVMetroNews.com
MSN broadcaster Jay Jacobs tries to defend himself against Bob Huggins' tough questions and what happened on the basketball team's three day road trip.

Kerwin Student-Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report...and no, @JFlow41, #we'renottalkingboutkermit

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
#25 AP & just outside the Coaches Top 25

Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com

NCAA Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
#5 SE region

Bracketology - ESPN
#5 SW Region

2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 13 - ESPN
#14 AP

West VIRGINA Mountaineers - Notable Misspelled Jerseys - Photos - SI.com

News of Note:

Basketball

Mountaineers Host Providence - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Women's Basketball Game Preview: WVU vs. Providence - WVillustrated.com

Head Coach Mike Carey - MountaineerTV
Coach Mike Carey talks about the team's performance against DePaul and the injury to Madina Ali.

WVU basketball: Huggins looking for his 7-8 guys - Charleston Daily Mail

Big East Basketball Proving Black and Blue Label - WVillustrated.com

Too Strong For Its Own Good? - MSNsportsNET.Com

‘The expectations I have for myself have changed’ - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Casazza talks about Joe Mazzulla

Mitchell's Return Unknown - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video

Football

VIDEO: WVU Football Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Julian, The Tandy, Urban, JJ, Lindamood and Bitancurt

Jenkins ready for spring - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
He's already a senior?

2011 Returning Starters! - Phil Steele's College Football
He ranks WVU 103 for returning starters

How All-Big East team ranked as recruits - Big East Blog - ESPN

Recruiting:

Selders Stable On Commitment? - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Recruiting Process Culminates in Wednesday's Signing Day - WVillustrated.com

Mountaineers ready to add 17 recruits - Charleston Gazette

Excuse WVU for 2011 class - Daily Athenaeum

Five Things to Watch for On National Signing Day - NCAAFB FanHouse

Louisville's top-20 class leads Big East recruiting race - ESPN
Complete conference breakdown

Big East recruiting needs - Big East Blog - ESPN

Rules fail to curb schools from oversigning football players - USA Today

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East Basketball Power Rankings Week 12 - The UConn Blog

Big East, SEC and Texas Highlight Big Week for College Basketball - NCAABB FanHouse

Can't anybody here make sense of this game? - Charleston Gazette

Chipotle Stalks Orange Nation Like A Wolf Stalking A Lamb - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Louisville can't quite win against Georgetown 62-59 - Courier-Journal

All Aboard The Bandwagon! Georgetown Beats Louisville 62-59 - Casual Hoya

Cats struggling heading into February - The Nova Blog

Toro Solves Recruiting, Oversigning, and College Sports Creepiness Forever - Voodoo Five

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano allows former QB Tom Savage to contact Miami, Florida about transferring - Star-Ledger

Seton Hall Basketball: JP's 5 Thoughts- Herb, Hazell, FTs, Officials, CBA - South Orange Juice

A Bunch of Commitments: Recapping a Busy Weekend - Pitt Redshirt Diaries
They got commits from the 2 guys that visited them and us this past week/weekend

Cincinnati Bearcats have difficult road ahead - Cincinnati Enquirer

As player of the year buzz grows, Kemba Walker struggling to live up to the hype - The UConn Blog

Weekly Watch: Week 10 - ESPN

Hoop Thoughts - Seth Davis - SI.com

Five-Step Drop: Change of Heart - NCAAFB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

Providence Friars vs. (14) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Coliseum on WVPBS

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Warning: a couple naughty words slip through

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a SI swimsuit model and John Legend's girlfriend. Here's today's gallery of Christine Teigen (click on the pic).

Efes Pilsen image via ramsosan.com

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