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Let's recap the weekend: WVU lays the smack down in the Backyard Brawl, Men's Basketball beats VMI and the Ladies win their tournament in the Virgin Islands. All of this and yet the biggest story wasn't really a story at all. It was just some ploy to increase internet traffic/subscriptions and stir people up. Any respectable news outlet that quoted the story initially has since taken those down and in some cases, printed retractions. Enough of that, Rutgers is up next and we still need some help from a surging USF team. Basketball is steadily moving along. Huggs is upset and Sarah Miles suffered an injury, among the notable items.
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What You May Have Missed:
Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about why Dan Jennings and Truck Bryant didn't play in the game, Kevin Noreen's performance and how key Casey Mitchell has been for the Mountaineers this season.
2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 14 - ESPN
#23 AP, #24 Coaches and #24 BCS
NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 13 - ESPN
Orange and Charlotte here
Big East bowl projections - ESPN
Football: Rutgers Game Set For Noon - MSNsportsNET.Com
Have I mentioned how much I hate Nooners? Although with the weather forecast, it might be better...this week at least.
@TonyCaridi: Early line - Twitter
Early line has WVU a 21point favorite over Rutgers. South Florida a 2 point pick over UConn.
West Virginia Wins Island Division - MSNsportsNET.Com
The No. 10/11 West Virginia women’s basketball team defeated No. 19/17 Iowa State, 64-53, Saturday in the Paradise Jam Championship game held in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
News of Note:
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction from WVU's Win Over VMI - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Noreen, Mazz, KJ and Casey
Mountaineer Report: VMI Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Bob Huggins talks about why Dan Jennings and Truck Bryant didn't play and the team talks about freshman Kevin Noreen stepping up.
Kevin Noreen: VMI Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Noreen talks about stepping in and performing for the Mountaineers when he is called upon.
Joe Mazzulla: VMI Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about Kevin Noreen's performance and how things changed on the court when he got in foul trouble.
Kevin Jones: VMI Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones scored 22 points for the Mountaineers and talks about the team's performance.
Casey Mitchell: VMI Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mitchell talks about the flow of the offense throughout the game and the way he performed.
Tandy the best pass defender - Martinsburg Journal
Linebacker JT Thomas - Mountaineer TV
Linebacker JT Thomas talks about Friday's win over Pitt in the Backyard Brawl.
Running Back Shawne Alston - Mountaineers TV
Running back Shawne Alston talks about Friday's win over Pitt in the Backyard Brawl.
Non-News Item of the Week:
Stewart: Retirement reports false - Times West Virginian
Around the League (and Beyond):
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
We love Kelly Brook around these parts.
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