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Another big weekend on tap for the Mountaineers, as the men get set to host Notre Dame and the women travel up I79 to take on Pitt again. As part of the Random Acts of Kindness Week, WVU is asking all of those attending tomorrow's game to please bring a non-perishable food item as a donation for a community food drive. In other news that you may have missed: our own Jerry West was honored with another statue yesterday, this time by the Los Angeles Lakers. Weekend preview coverage starts inside, along with some more football and basketball recruiting bits. And your weekend Big East viewing guide is included as well.
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What You May Have Missed:
VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Coach C, Sarah Miles and Liz Repella
Q&A with WVU's Dana Holgorsen, Part I - Big East Blog - ESPN
Part II should be up later today. I'll try and add it once it's up.
The Big East's best: No. 22 - Big East Blog - ESPN
J.T. Thomas, LB
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2/17/11 Jerry West Statue Unveiling - Lakers.com
News of Note:
Staying Focused (video) - WVMetroNews.com
After losing three of their last four games, the Mountaineers are trying to stick to their identity in the final five games of the regular season.
Freshman gives Irish an edge - Times West Virginian
NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
Receiving 2 votes
College Basketball Power Rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
...but not here
Men's Basketball: Jeremy Jones - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Junior College Recruit
Around the League (and Beyond):
John Calipari thinks the SEC is underrated, implies Big East is overhyped - Card Chronicle
Click on this for the embedded picture, if nothing else.
Syracuse 101 with Professor Nunes Magician - On the Banks
Rutgers blog Q&A with Nunes
What's On Tap:
(7) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
1:00 Saturday from the Coliseum on CBS
(20) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
2:00 Saturday from the Pete on WVPBS delay
(12) Connecticut Huskies vs. (16) Louisville Cardinals - Preview - ESPN
9:00 tonight from the Chicken Palace on ESPN
(4) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. St. John's Red Storm - ESPN
Noon Saturday from MSG on ESPN
(14) Villanova Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons - ESPN
Noon Saturday from Allstate Arena on MASN, SNY and ESPN3
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. (20) Syracuse Orange - ESPN
4:00 Saturday from the Dome on MASN and ESPN3.
(9) Georgetown Hoyas vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN
7:00 Saturday from the Sun Dome on MASN, SNY? and ESPN3
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I was a little late getting to see this, (Charley was referencing it during the Game Thread on Monday and I had no idea until Wednesday night). BOOOOOOOOOF!! (That's 9 O's, btw)
Today's Miss Throwdown is all natural, Wendy Fiore. Clicking on her picture leads to a wonderful 3 page gallery.
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