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These Monday/Saturday game weeks make for a somewhat slow period in between. You know it's slow when the biggest news in WVU sports today is about Mickey Furfari getting elected to the Basketball Writer's Hall of Fame. Many congratulations to Mickey, by the way. It's a well deserved honor for his life's work (despite his recent rants). There are several bits from WVU's sports campus though, including a couple features on two of the new football staff. With the lack of news, I tried to make it up to you with the recurrance of an old feature that always seemed to please (the timing couldn't have been much better).
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What You May Have Missed:
News of Note:
Around the League (and Beyond):
Pitt starting to look like a No. 1 seed - PPG
...not that these guys are biased or anything
What Mike Rice has Done Right, Part 2: Establishing an Identity - On the Banks
Rutgers basketball, turning the corner since 2010
What's On Tap:
(9) Georgetown Hoyas vs. (12) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the XL Center on MASN and ESPN3
(16) Louisville Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from 7/8ths Arena on ESPN
South Florida Bulls vs. (4) Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Pete on ESPN3
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I don't watch anymore but, here's the best to ever work the microphone (Part II is HERE):
This Week in Bodypainting:
Choose your fate:
Option I - Click on the picture to go to Brobible for just the pictures
Option II - Click HERE for the official/main SI site which includes video
Today's Miss Throwdown is Scottish babe Britta Benedetto. Click on her pic for the gallery.
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