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It's a new day and another recruit has flipped to MU. It's sad, sickening, disgusting...it's life sometimes. I've linked to a decent article that puts it in decent perspective. I think its more of a PR problem at this point than a personnel problem for the future, but only the future will tell. I'd appreciate any tips, suggestions or requests. Everything you need is inside...
What You May Have Missed:
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
11 AP, 12 Coaches
Rifle: WVU Drops to No. 2 - MSNsportsNET.Com
At first I was like, WTF?!?! But then I read the criteria for the rankings and it is statistical. So, fair enough...we'll just shoot our way back to the top when it really counts.
News of Note:
Hoop Thoughts - Seth Davis - SI.com
"A Big East coach who has scouted West Virginia told me that part of the Mountaineers' problem is that their guards who can defend are not good shooters, and their guards who can shoot are not good defenders."
So this is the easy part of WVU's schedule? - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's random thoughts
Landon: Later start time not gonna help at 'Classic' - The Herald Dispatch
If I lived closer, I'd go watch 'em. The later start time gives people easier time to get there, Landon (you ignorant slut). Der!!!
Florida, USC hit hardest at draft deadline; Ohio St. fairly unscathed - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
He lists us as among the biggest winners.
WR prospect now picking Herd over WVU - Charleston Gazette
I know we're gonna be ok, but this is getting sickening.
Doc Holliday Gets Two Recruits from WVU - Bleacher Report
Decent perspective....I'm still hating on Doc, just in a different way now.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Big East has a rare night off.
Video of Interest:
Joe Lunardi talks about the BE and his brackets.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This is just cool...especially when you consider it's for a college team.
Blue Jeans Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is an accomplished ballet dancer, singer and actress from England. Here's Jennifer Ellison.
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