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Vegas Baby!!! Vegas. Only we aren't going to Vegas. Vegas is coming to us, which is backwards and defeats the point. Oh well, I digress. It's back to the grind for the Mountaineers as UNLV is set to come to town this weekend. Around the league this past weekend, there was more embarrassment and a handful of teams that beat patsies and their fans/blogs acting like it was a good showing (which, granted, compared to September, it was). We also welcome a couple of new BE sites to SBNation. I'm not sure how long they've actually been around...but I just found them. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Haven't seen one for today, yet
2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 6 - ESPN
First out AP, 3rd out Coaches
Beasts of the Big East - WVillustrated.com
Which, at this point, ain't sayin' a whole lot
NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 5 - ESPN
Fiesta here, Mandel/SI - Orange
Healed and Ready to Go - MSNsportsNET.Com
News of Note:
WVU still without an identity - Times West Virginian
Smith isn’t worried about WVU offense - Register-Herald
One Tough Sophomore - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Geno is profiled
Stewart sticking with Bitancurt, for now - Charleston Gazette
At least one of 'em wasn't his fault, as the entire DL was in the backfield and his face
Stedman Bailey :) (S_BAILEY10) on Twitter
Stedman is asking for more followers
Tailgating with the Mountaineers - WVillustrated.com
Video of several Mountaineers who spent time volunteering/tailgating with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization
Alston Hopes to Join Teammate - WVillustrated.com
Demetrius, that is.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Panic sets in, as Rutgers blows it to Tulane 17-14 - On the Banks
If only they had a picture of one of their guys on his knees
Big East's woes could open door for Syracuse University football team - Post Standard
Doors are open for anyone willing to step through....so far no one has
Update: BE Not On TCU's Radar - WVMETRONEWS.COM
TCU's AD (who is really cool, btw) says they haven't been contacted by the BE. Includes an audio clip from NY Post reporter Lenn Robbins.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This kinda blew my mind.
Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Canadian with Egyptian heritage. She's in COED Magazine's 2010 Calendar and held the prestigious title of Miss Canada Toronto Bathroom Model of the Year in 2007 (I couldn't make that up if I tried for years). Here's Laura Michelle Prestin.
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