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The detestation I have for that school down South is renewed once again today. Weird thing is, I don't have to listen or read about them that often; just when we play them. That's more than enough for my taste, and this week's events have just deepened that disgust. It's Wednesday too, isn't it? At least something good is sure to happen today. Tips, suggestions and requests are encouraged.
What You May Have Missed:
WVU to begin work on basketball practice facility - Charleston Daily Mail
That loud collective sound you hear is fans all across the state and nation saying, "FINALLY!!!"
News of Note:
Making the call on this midnight ball - Charleston Gazette
Good grief, 9 pm start makes an 11 pm finish, unless OT. Big deal.
WVU-Marshall bigger for the Herd - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column - Bob's back after what seems to be a rare day off
WVU on hot streak; Herd looks to adjust - Charleston Gazette
He's only talking about the women and not the men (sadly and obviously)
Pair Gives WVU a Big Boost - MSNsportsNET.Com
Around the League (and Beyond):
These WVU fans proud to don green - Charleston Daily Mail
In the article picture, I swear Doc looks like Tom Berenger.
UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Taking Indefinite Medical Leave - Courant.com
Mike Anthony (article author) claims 10 days.
Arena traffic plan would close streets before and after events - Courier-Journal
That's right. The biggest news out of UL sports today is a traffic plan.
Three offensive line recruits enroll early at Rutgers - Star Ledger
While I agree that special considerations shouldn't be made for enrolling athletes over regular students, I think WVU's admissions needs to consider wholesale policy changes, otherwise we're falling behind here too. It has cost us one recruit already this year.
Lane Kiffin damaged loaner Lexus, Knoxville dealer says - SI.com
I like the last sentence of this AP report. Like, oh, BTW...
UT looking into former coaches' contact with UT commitments - GoVolsXtra
And like ours, this will go nowhere.
What's On Tap:
WVU Ready for In-State Clash - MSNsportsNET.Com
The women's game is set for a 6:30 pm tip-off from the Charleston Civic Center.
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the PEC on ESPNU. Pitt is giving 1.5.
St. John's vs. Connecticut - SI.com
7 pm tonight from the XLC in Hartford on MASN and ESPN 360. UConn is giving 9.5.
USF-Cincinnati scouting report - Tampa Tribune
7 pm tonight from 5th 3rd Arena in Cinci on ESPN2. Cinci is giving 8.5.
Villanova Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
8 pm tonight from the RAC on MSG and ESPN360. MASN joins in progress at 9 pm. Nova is giving 12.5.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd - ESPN
9 pm from the Charleston Civic Center. TV coverage is listed in a link below. WVU is giving 11.
TV Clearances for Capital Classic - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tonight's TV coverage.
Video of Interest:
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Office Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Californian actress best known for her role as Summer on The OC and was on a recent episode of How I Met Your Mother. Please welcome Rachel Bilson.
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