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If I have to tell you what the big news is at this point, please point me to the rock you've been living under so I can go hide myself. Articles a plenty covering this one. Elsewhere, WVU has their sights set solely on Snooki, er Rutgers (I think I just threw up a little in my mouth when I typed that). If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter and don't forget to "LIKE" the Smoking Musket MAIN PAGE on Facebook (follow this link, then hit "LIKE"). If any of you didn't realize, clicking on "Like" on the individual articles just likes that particular article, but not our main page. Many thanks to those who "Like" us already. We're at 351 right now (far cry from the 19000+ for our old page, but baby steps steps). Our next goal to get to 400. C'mon people, spread the word!! The welcoming party is after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

WVU AD Oliver Luck: Scheduling Marshall "More Difficult" -
And THIS is the best part

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
First out and 3rd out

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Week 13 - ESPN

College Football Bowl Projections, 2010 - NCAAFB FanHouse
Charlotte here

Football: Hogan Named Defensive Player of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com

2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 3 - ESPN
#10 and #11

Women's Basketball: Miles Injury Update - MSNsportsNET.Com

Women's Basketball: Repella Named to Honor Roll - MSNsportsNET.Com

Repella Named WVU Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report

Longtime Official Scorer Dies - MSNsportsNET.Com
RIP, Mr. Babcock

Cobourne Wins Second Grey Cup - WVMETRONEWS.COM

News of Note:

WVU Football Team Report by The Sports Xchange: 11/29 -

Matters At Hand - BGN

WVU football: Stewart thinking only about Rutgers - Charleston Daily Mail

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.

WVU ready to close strong against Rutgers - Times West Virginian

Playing wide receiver starts to grow on WVU sophomore - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

AUDIO: Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano Big East Call -

BCS Rankings: West Virginia Leads Region, But Not Big East - SB Nation Pittsburgh

Week 13 review/Week 14 preview - ESPN

Big East race update: Week 14 - ESPN

Nose Tackle Chris Neild - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineers360 feature on nose tackle Chris Neild.

WVU Basketball Team Report: 11/30 -

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.


TCU Joining The Big East As Full Member In 2012-2013 - Mountain West Connection

Chris Del Conte: TCU Athletic Director -
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 -
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


TCU, Big East a marriage of convenience - ESPN

T.C.U. to Join Big East in 2012-13 - NY Times

TCU Accepts Invitation to Big East Conference For All Sports - TCU OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Big East makes splash with TCU - ESPN

Get to know the Horned Frogs - ESPN

TCU to join Big East Conference - PPG

TCU to join Big East - 'Eers to the Ground

Big East: TCU to Join Conference in 2012 -

Big East Welcomes TCU to Conference Lineup -

TCU's move to Big East will help conference and BCS system -

TCU's move to Big East has zero residual benefits for basketball -

TCU move to Big East has major impact - FOX Sports on MSN

Reports: TCU to join Big East - BGN

TCU takes invite to join big boys on the gridiron and leapfrog to the Big East - ESPN Dallas

TCU accepts invitation to join Big East - ESPN Dallas

TCU Horned Frogs, Big East have what each other needs -- for now - ESPN

It's a gamble, but perception says TCU is good addition - Charleston Gazette

Latest Big East addition has locals talking - Charleston Daily Mail

TCU's arrival breathes life into Big East - Charleston Daily Mail

BIG EAST Announces The Addition Of Texas Christian University - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio of the presser

TCU to put pressure on other teams in Big East - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Horned Frogs A Welcome Addition - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

West Virginia excited about TCU addition - Register-Herald

TCU will solidify Big East - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Addition of TCU to Big East will benefit both parties - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Big East Expansion About to Leave Basketball Behind - NCAABB FanHouse

TCU to Big East, as MWC Not 'Same Home' Without Utah, BYU - NCAAFB FanHouse

TCU Brings Texas-Sized Concerns to Reshaped Big East - NCAAFB FanHouse

CFN Analysis: TCU To The Big East - College Football NewsJeff Goodman's Weekly Recap: The Big East isn't dead - FOX Sports on MSN

Big East expansion - Sporting News

TCU's choice to join Big East is a no-brainer - Dallas Morning News

TCU's move a good idea? Our columnists debate - Star Telegram

Adding TCU to Big East gives conference stake in fifth-largest media market - Star Ledger

Big East to get even more unwieldy - ESPN

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

John Marinatto talks TCU, expansion - ESPN

Examining what the Big East's next move might be after adding TCU - Star Ledger

Notre Dame, UConn highlight Big East's early-season tournament success - ESPN

Rutgers' high hopes faded quickly - Charleston Gazette

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

TCU, University of Cincinnati reunite in Big East - Cincinnati Enquirer

USF's Holtz: TCU welcome addition - Tampa Tribune

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

Wannstedt more concerned with Bearcats than his job - PPG

Syracuse And Kansas State Destined To Dance The Dance - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

UConn football notebook: Edsall denies contact from Minnesota - Connecticut Post

The Cynic's Guide to the College Football Coaching Carousel - Voodoo Five

Starting 11: Coaching Dominoes Season Arrives In College Football - NCAAFB FanHouse

Michigan AD to withhold evaluating job of coach Rich Rodriguez -

With No TCU, Boise State Set for WAC 2.0 - NCAAFB FanHouse

On The Mark: Week 12 - ESPN

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

R.I.P Leslie Nielsen

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the gorgeous Brazilian Suelyn Medeiros. Click on the picture to enjoy a lovely gallery.


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