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What You May Have Missed:
WVU AD Oliver Luck: Scheduling Marshall "More Difficult" - WVillustrated.com
And THIS is the best part
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
First out and 3rd out
Repella Named WVU Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report
Longtime Official Scorer Dies - MSNsportsNET.Com
RIP, Mr. Babcock
News of Note:
Stewart, WVU focused on Rutgers - Inter-Mountain
"West Virginia University football coach Bill Stewart doesn't plan on doing any scoreboard watching Saturday when his team takes on Rutgers in the season finale at Mountaineer Field"
Well, of course he doesn't:
1. Our game is at noon, the only other one that matters is at 8 p.m.
2. The out of town scoreboard at MF kinda sucks.
Nose Tackle Chris Neild - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineers360 feature on nose tackle Chris Neild.
First Among Equals - MSNsportsNET.Com
Casey Mitchell is profiled
Guard Casey Mitchell - Mountaineer TV
Guard Casey Mitchell is becoming West Virginia's go to guy this year.
Chris Del Conte: TCU Athletic Director - WVMetroNews.com
Del Conte talks about how happy he is that TCU is part of the Big East and what this means for the Horn Frogs.
This guy is awesome to talk to, btw. I shared a car with him to the airport in NY. Took me forever to figure out where I'd heard that voice before....Ric Flair...WOOOOOO!!!!
John Marinatto: Accepting TCU - WVMetroNews.com
Marinatto talks about how TCU will strengthen the Big East and how happy he and the rest of the conference are to have them.
TCU to Join Big East - MSNsportsNET.Com
Includes reactions from WVU administration and coaches
BIG EAST Announces The Addition Of Texas Christian University - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio of the presser
Around the League (and Beyond):
What to Do About the Big East? - Track Em Tigers
Get your facts straight dude, WVU is ranked....low, yes, but still ranked
Politi: Rutgers' Pernetti led the Big East's charge to land TCU, keep conference relevant - Star Ledger
First Dixon, now this guy is taking credit
Louisville passing on the Sun Bowl would be a mistake - Card Chronicle
Jurich is actually considering this because it's the same day as UL/UK basketball
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
R.I.P Leslie Nielsen
Today's Miss Throwdown is the gorgeous Brazilian Suelyn Medeiros. Click on the picture to enjoy a lovely gallery.
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