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National Signing Day is finally here (if you haven't noticed by all of the activity this morning). As I type this, WVU has 12 of the expected 17 LOI's in hand so far, plus one surprise. Any more surprises? Keep checking back for updated coverage and be sure to follow @SmokingMusket on Twitter (or at least check the Twitter time-line page that I linked) for tidbits between postings.
It is still basketball season and the men have an important game tonight against a dangerous Seton Hall team that has been playing quite well of late. Also, the women picked up a much needed win last night against Providence.
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What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about Wednesday night's game against Seton Hall.
Bob Huggins: Pre-Seton Hall Presser - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about what to expect from Jeremy Hazell and Herb Pope and if Dan Jennings is back on the basketball team.
Champs Sports Bowl bust - Martinsburg Journal
News of Note:
Mountaineers extend school record of consecutive home wins to 31 - ESPN
Recap, final statistics, etc
Providence Recap - Mountaineer TV
WVPBS recap of West Virginia's 59-45 victory over Providence Tuesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Coach C, Repella, Ali and Bussie
FanHouse Terrific 12: Here's to Offense - NCAABB FanHouse
Clinging to the last slot after the 2 straight losses
Seton Hall Scouting Report - MSNsportsNET.Com
from Jay Jacobs
Pirates are no patsy - Charleston Gazette
Sharp-shooting Hazell big scorer for Seton Hall
Bob Huggins: Salesman - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tony's Take - and a good take it is
VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, KJ and Mazz
Cam Thoroughman: Together As A Team - WVMetroNews.com
Thoroughman talks about the way the team has worked together on the court in the past two games and defending Herb Pope.
Kevin Jones: Facing The Pope - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about defending Seton Hall forward Herb Pope and playing in his first home game in over a week.
Joe Mazzulla: Finding Our Identity - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about the way the team has bonded in the past two games and talks about the competition in the Big East conference.
JP's Scouting Report: West Virginia Mountaineers - South Orange Juice
The enemy's perspective
Looking Towards Next Year - WVMETRONEWS.COM
2012 recruit Zeke Pike is profiled
Around the League (and Beyond):
ESPN Is Launching 9 New University Channels, Here Are The Official Logos - COED Magazine
The ones involved are kinda mind boggling.
Syracuse vs. UConn: The Essentials - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
I wonder if we can get these guys (Campus Socialite) to do this for us. The next mission is in the queue.
Point Shaving Scandal At Syracuse? Say It Ain't So! - Casual Hoya
I trust this rumor about as much as the people of Egypt trust Mubarak at the moment
College Football Recruiting: About Those Rankings - Cardiac Hill
Let the spin begin
What's On Tap:
Seton Hall Pirates vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Coliseum on the MASN and ESPN3
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. (12) Villanova Wildcats - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Pavilion on ESPNU
(17) Syracuse Orange vs. (7) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the XL Center on ESPN
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
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