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If you weren't aware, today is the beginning of the early signing period for BB recruits and Huggs looks to have a nice haul today. Plenty of Cincinnati prep news today as well. Take note of the article in the "What's On Tap" section today if you plan on parking at the Coliseum at any time on Friday. There are several events and sporting contests all taking place on Friday.
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What You May Have Missed:
Preseason Bracket Watch for 2011 NCAA tournament - Andy Glockner - SI.com
It's never too early for a bracket projection - #5 in the East
Repella leads by example - Martinsburg Journal
Fire My Coach, Please: Week 11 - Pre-Snap Read
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
News of Note:
West Virginia Notebook: Stewart refuses to focus on rumors - PPG
That's not all he refuses to do
Everyone has opinions on WVU - Times West Virginian
Cincinnati coaches enjoy WVU homecoming - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Six members of the Cincinnati coaching staff, including first-year head coach Butch Jones, had a role in West Virginia's football program.
VIDEO: WVU Football Coaches and Players Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Mullen, Sanders, J.T, Ryan Clarke, Neild, Tandy, and Casteel
Jeff Mullen: Thick Skin (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Mullen answers the media's questions about any changes in the offense, Geno Smith running the ball and what to expect from the Bearcats.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Four teams can help turn around Big East football - Courier-Journal
Never mind TCU, Central Florida, Villanova, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Mean Machine and other programs that have been nominated as recruits that can make Big East football healthy again.
Looking For A Turnaround - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Out of all of the disappointments in the Big East this season, the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-5, 1-2) have to be the most disappointing team in the conference. - Um, Chip...I beg to differ.
Armon Binns: Replacing Gilyard (video) - WVMetroNews.com
At Big East Media Day, the senior receiver talks about his role with the Bearcats.
Zach Collaros: A Noel Devine Fan (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Collaros talks at Big East Media Day about this year's Bearcats team, his friendship with WVU linebacker Branko Busick and who his favorite Mountaineer to watch is.
Sources: Cam and Cecil Newton talked of pay-to-play plan with recruiters - ESPN
Again, consider the source
Forde Minutes: College basketball is upon us again - ESPN
See the Drinking Games at #20
What's On Tap:
Men's Basketball: Coliseum Parking For Friday - MSNsportsNET.Com
With four sporting events and five games taking place on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Coliseum sports complex, the following information will assist WVU students, staff, faculty and the general public with parking arrangements at the Coliseum that day.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Gotta love these xtranormal videos. Wow, this is the same argument that's been here too and SOOOOO true. (Warning: Strong Language)
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