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I'm kinda pressed for time and don't have a lot to say right here, but...CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM!!!! They defeated Penn St. yesterday and advance to the Sweet 16 of their NCAA tournament. There's coverage of them and plenty of football news inside, as well (and a bit of basketball too, btw).
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What You May Have Missed:
Projecting all 35 BCS bowl matchups - SI.com
Big East bowl projections - ESPN
NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 11 - ESPN
Yankee Stadium and Champs here
Sweet 16! - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and video
Nikki Izzo-Brown: Penn State Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Izzo-Brown talks about the team advancing to the Sweet 16 and how important their defense was against Penn State.
Meghan Lewis and Megan Mischler - WVMetroNews.com
Lewis and Mischler talk about their win over Penn State and what it is like to return to the Sweet 16 for the second time in four years.
AGGRO-TOURISM: WEST BY-GOD VIRGINIA - Every Day Should Be Saturday
You have to read all the comments
News of Note:
WVU back in thick of Big East race - Charleston Gazette
Everybody is in the thick of it
Big East power rankings: Week 12 - ESPN
Who'da thunk that Louisville would be a better test if asked that at the beginning of the season?
Turnovers have huge influence - Martinsburg Journal
WVU Taking Care of the Football - WVillustrated.com
Still had two, though completely minor in resulting effect
Austin spreads field at WR - Times West Virginian
A Glimpse Of The Future - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Shawne Alston is profiled
Around the League (and Beyond):
The 100 Offenses of Cam Newton - Friends of the Program
Charley was sharing these with us at the tailgate Saturday. Well worth the click.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Dutch Playmate and fetish model Ancilla Tilia (click on the pic for a gallery, SFW).
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