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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (11/16/10) Edition

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There is lots going on in the WVU sports world this week. The Men's Basketball team heads off for Puerto Rico today in advance of their tournament there. The Women's BB is set to take on Duquesne tomorrow. Football is prepping for Lou-uh-vull. Women's Soccer is getting ready for their Sweet 16 matchup and Men's Soccer got a bid to their NCAA tournament last night and get to host a match on Thursday. There's a lot to cover...and it's all inside.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Bob Huggins: Pre-Tournament Press Conference -
Huggins talks about the field in the Puerto Rico Tip Off, the team's rebounding ability and what this tournament means for the season.

Bill Stewart's BIG EAST Teleconference 11/15 -

Football: Pitt Game to Air on ABC - MSNsportsNET.Com
Nooner on Black Friday

Smith Named Player of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Varsity Sports Update - BGN

Women's Basketball: WVU's Miles Recognized - MSNsportsNET.Com

Women's Soccer: Bri Rodriguez Honored - MSNsportsNET.Com

Men’s Soccer To Host NCAAs - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team will make its 2010 NCAA Tournament debut on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The Mountaineers will play host to Xavier in only the fourth meeting all-time between the two programs.

News of Note:


WVU Looks to Continue Hot Shooting in Puerto Rico -

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews -
Huggs, Truck and Casey

Darryl "Truck" Bryant: Puerto Rico Tournament -
Bryant talks about how the first game of the season helped prepare them for this upcoming tournament and focusing on winning.

Casey Mitchell: Leaving The Country -
Mitchell talks about leaving the country for the first time in his life when he and the team go to Puerto Rico for the tip-off tournament.

WVU’s Huggins Can Spin Tales With Best - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU basketball: Transition becomes the theme for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail

Big East Basketball Power Rankings Week 1 - The UConn Blog

CBE Classic, Maui Invitational headline early season tournaments - Luke Winn -

Big East Basketball Preview: Pitt Will Survive, Will Anyone Else? - NCAABB FanHouse

VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews 11/15 -
Coach C, Korinne Campbell and Sarah Miles

Women's Basketball: WVU's Miles Recognized - MSNsportsNET.Com


Plenty To Play For - BGN

Stewart pleased after win - Inter-Mountain

WVU football Q&A answers 11.16.10 - 'Eers to the Ground

Big East football notebook: If West Virginia offense catches up to defense, look out - Star Ledger

WVU fields consistently stellar defense - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Big East math - Times West Virginian

Got to give this group a chance - Charleston Gazette

QB or not QB: Louisville uncertain under center - Charleston Gazette

Keith Tandy knocks on Woods - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Shawne Alston Takes Advantage of Opportunity -

Robert Sands Feature - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineers360 feature on West Virginia junior safety Robert Sands.

Traffic advisory for fans going to the Backyard Brawl
From someone who has done the Black Friday trek for the Brawl, leave yourself lots of extra time.

NCAA College Football Week 12 Picks and Predictions -

On The Mark: Week 10 - ESPN

Video: Big East contenders - Big East Blog - ESPN

Week 11 review/Week 12 preview - ESPN

Big East race update: Week 12 - ESPN

WVU heading for trap game? - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column - Cue Admiral Ackbar


WVU Hopes to Tap Florida for Another Receiver - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East Expansion Blogger Straw Poll: Part 2 - Voodoo Five
Part 2 of the survey I participated in.

BCS bid could bring unwanted attention - ESPN

Jones: Bearcats must stick together - Cincinnati Enquirer

West Virginia Post Game - Down The Drive
And again....I thought we were fatalistic

University of Cincinnati wins basketball opener over Mount St. Mary's - Cincinnati Enquirer

South Florida's football team unite at right time - Tampa Tribune

Will Dave Wannstedt Be Fired If Pitt Fails To Win Big East? - Cardiac Hill
This is one of those conundrums....Yeah, I don't like him and am really tired of looking at him on TV, but do we really want them to find someone better?

Pittsburgh Panthers defensive end Greg Romeus tears ACL, to miss rest of 2010 - ESPN

Syracuse Bowl Picture Still Hazy, But At Least We Have A Bowl Picture To Discuss - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Edsall Says UConn's Todman Has Been Overlooked - Hartford Courant

Charlie Strong stays on message, motivates Louisville football team after loss - Courier-Journal

In home debut for new coach Mike Rice, Rutgers topples Fairfield, 68-53 - Star Ledger

Jersey Chore: Rutgers, Seton Hall Can't Get Top Recruits to Stay Home - NCAABB FanHouse

Notebook: Rutgers football team has specialized in close games - Star Ledger

Georgetown Hates The Environment, Demolishes Tulane Green Wave 69-53 - Casual Hoya

Blanket Coverage: Hitting the Wall - NCAAFB FanHouse

Starting 11: Cam Newton Will Eventually Be Declared Ineligible - NCAAFB FanHouse

Southern Miss Addresses Shootings, Future of Team - NCAAFB FanHouse

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Week 11 - ESPN

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Dude's Denzel is Dead on (notice the alliteration?)

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a former Florida Gator and Playboy Playmate. Here's a lovely gallery of Miss Kelly Carrington (click on the pic to get to the gallery).

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