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The big news everywhere seems to be B11 expansion. Almost every article I found of fellow BE football members want their team considered. That does say something about the state of our conference, regardless of your or my personal opinions. Plenty inside about that. I've also got something special planned for around 1pm today. So make sure to check back then. Tips, suggestions and requests would be greatly appreciated. Here we go...
What You May Have Missed:
College Football Live Extra: Dec. 15th - ESPN Video
ESPN Video: Should the Big Ten expand?
Momentum seems to be on side of Big Ten expansion -- chicagotribune.com
"Joe Paterno's strong comments at the Big Ten meetings in May were "catalytic," according to a league source. Paterno's criticism that the league "goes into hiding for six weeks" between the regular season and the BCS bowls prompted some to re-examine their views on a league title game."
News of Note (FB):
Expansion in Big Ten could hurt Big East - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column - Kind of overstating the obvious isn't he?
News of Note (BB):
Women's Basketball: West Virginia Ranked 23rd - MSNsportsNET.Com
The women have worked their way into the rankings.
Bracketology - ESPN
#2 in the East
Around the League (and Beyond):
Would Syracuse ever be seriously considered for Big Ten expansion? Please, say it ain't so. - syracuse.com
One person doesn't think it would be a good idea.
What's On Tap:
UCF vs. South Florida - SI.com
Tonight at 7 from the Sun Dome in Tampa on ESPN 360. The Bulls are giving 8.5.
Oral Roberts vs. Louisville - SI.com
Tonight at 7 on ESPN 360 from Freedom Hall. No line given. Can ORU pull the upset for their recently departed patriarch?
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UAB Blazers - ESPN
Tonight at 7 from Birmingham. Cinci is favored by 1.5. No TV that I can find.
Video of Interest:
Thanks to WVIllustrated.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
An appetizer for later today.
Cool Toy Gallery of the Week:
Hey!!! It's not all T&A around here...sometimes.
Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Aussie actress. Say G'Day to Nicky Whelan. The link leads to a message board posting. The gallery is at the top if it's slow loading for you.
This seems to be her. I say close enough.