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As the classic Aerosmith song says, "It's the same old story, same old song and dance." And the acronym for the song, if you didn't notice, is SOSAD. How appropriate. It was a decent/solid first half, followed by a letdown in the second. Don't get me wrong, and it pains me to say this, but Pitt is good. But for some reason, their games against WVU make them look better and that's the most infuriating part for me. Anyway, no rest for the weary as both men's and women's teams head over to New Jersey to take on Rutgers this weekend, with the women up first on Saturday. In happier news, the NFL Combine starts today with several Mountaineers participating and ESPN finally has their Big East spring football previews up. And, as usual, your weekend BE basketball viewing guide is included, just before the daily fun at the bottom.
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What You May Have Missed:
College Basketball Power Rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
He lists WVU at #30
These 4 coordinators expected to make a huge impact in 2011 - Sporting News
Of course DH is listed here
Receivers Coach Shannon Dawson - Mountaineer TV
Inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson recently met with media members at the Milan Puskar Center.
Campus Connection - MSNsportsNET.Com
News bits from all over
2011 NFL Combine: Receiver Analysis - College Football News
Jock Sanders is listed at #20
Nasir Robinson scores 15 points to lead Pittsburgh - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc
Panthers Too Much...Again - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and gallery
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction to WVU's Loss at Pitt - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Casey, KJ, Cam, Truck and Joe
Mountaineer Report: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
West Virginia gets swept by Pitt, falling on the road Thursday night 71-58.
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins' post-game remarks following the Mountaineers' loss at Pitt on Thursday night.
Joe Mazzulla: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about what the Mountaineers did wrong in the second half.
Kevin Jones: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about the what the Mountaineers need to improve on and how the Panthers were able to dominate the game.
Cam Thoroughman: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Thoroughman talks about the frustrations the Mountaineers dealt with during the Pitt game.
Darryl "Truck" Bryant: Pitt Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Bryant talks about bouncing back against the Scarlett Knights.
How To Cheat In College Football Recruiting: A Survey Of Commonly Used Methods - SBNation.com
An article by EDSBS's Spencer Hall
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
(18) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
2:00 Saturday from the LBAC
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
Noon Sunday from the LBAC on MASN and ESPN3
(20) Syracuse Orange vs. (11) Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Phone Booth on CBS
(25) St. John's Red Storm vs. (14) Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
2:00 Saturday from the Pavilion on ESPN
Seton Hall Pirates vs. (9) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:00 Saturday from the Joyce on ESPNU
(15) Connecticut Huskies vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
Noon Sunday from 17/64ths Arena on ESPNU
(6) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. (16) Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
2:00 Sunday from the Chicken Palace on CBS
Videos of Interest:
This week's Mountaineer Jammin' Episode, in it's entirety:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Fake movie trailer awesomeness:
Real movie trailer awesomeness (and appropriate, given the name of today's edition):
Today's Miss Throwdown is Israeli SI swimsuit supermodel Esti Ginzburg. Her picture links to today's gallery and the videos are below.
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