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In front of a sparse crowd last night (to say the least), Casey Mitchell led the Mountaineers over American with some wonderful offense and some somewhat surprising defense. Elsewhere, Rutgers is the full focus of the Football team and the Women's Basketball team is back in action tonight against Elon.
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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Pilgrimage: Milan Puskar Stadium and West Virginia football - ESPN
Thanks to many of you who sent this in.
WVU women host Elon - Times West Virginian
Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
Coach Mike Carey talks about West Virginia's successful trip to the Virgin Islands and Thursday's game agaisnt Elon.
Kramer Excited About Expansion - MSNsportsNET.Com
On TCU, the 10th team, math and Marshall - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Former Mountaineer Mortty Ivy Signs with Miami - WVillustrated.com
The late Al Babcock: Great WVU booster - Martinsburg Journal
News of Note:
Mitchell's 27 Leads Mountaineers - MSNsportsNET.Com
West Virginia 71, American U. 50 - ESPN
Recap and Stats
WVU Basketball Game Recap: WVU 71 American 50 - WVillustrated.com
American beauty - Charleston Gazette
This is exactly the sort of pun that Jon Stewart ranted about the other night.
Mountaineers outgun American, 71-50 - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Poetry in motion - Times West Virginian
WVU's Casey Mitchell Continues Strong Start to Senior Season - WVillustrated.com
Me and Dad had a little conversation last night around if he played like this last year, Huggs may have gotten to take the big trophy on tour like he wants to.
WVU basketball: Mitchell continues stellar play - Charleston Daily Mail
Eagles Brought Down - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
Coach Bob Huggins reviews West Virginia's 71-50 victory over American Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about how he thinks his defense played in the game, Casey Mitchell's scoring outburst and the Mountaineers upcoming game against Miami.
Kevin Jones: American Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about Casey Mitchell and how how he thought the offense played against the Eagles.
Darryl "Truck" Bryant: American Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Bryant talks about why he didn't play against VMI and how Casey Mitchell has helped the team offensively.
Guard Truck Bryant - Mountaineer TV
Truck Bryant talks briefly about Casey Mitchell's level of play, his own start against American, and the upcoming game against Miami (Fla.).
Deniz Kilicli: American Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Kilicli talks about his development and the team's performance against the Eagles.
VIDEO: Postgame reaction to WVU's 71-50 win over American - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Deniz, KJ, Casey and Truck
WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs American - WVillustrated.com
WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs American II - WVillustrated.com
Why American is good for WVU - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Musings of a Mountain Man: Rutgers Week - WVillustrated.com
WVU has to focus on Rutgers - Times West Virginian
West Virginia not looking past Rutgers - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Injuries hamper senior season West Virginia's Devine - PPG
WVU football: Devine wants to get healthy - Charleston Daily Mail
Devine resigned to do what he can - Charleston Gazette
Jock Sanders has Bill Stewart's back - 'Eers to the Ground
Smith set for home finale - Register-Herald
WVU football: Offense focused on 'moving the chains' - Charleston Daily Mail
Quarterback Geno Smith - Mountaineer TV
Geno Smith talks about the team's focus on the upcoming Rutgers game, and the impact Noel Devine and Jock Sanders have had on the team as whole.
Bigger backs the future for West Virginia? - ESPN
Big East awards race update: Week 14 - ESPN
Big East predictions: Week 14 - ESPN
I like his line of thinking
WVU has its own ‘Rudy’ - Inter-Mountain
Recruiting Spotlight: Deandre Reaves, Dominion - Washington Post
Around the League (and Beyond):
Rutgers safety Joe Lefeged will look back on team's successes, not adversity - Star Ledger
Rutgers freshman quarterback Chas Dodd has taken opposition's best shots - Star Ledger
Big East Breakdown: Part Two - WVMETRONEWS.COM
TCU Basketball Bracing for Horned Frogs' Leap Into Big East - NCAABB FanHouse
Big East Report: TCU Is Now Part of the League's Big Picture - NCAAFB FanHouse
Rick Bozich | Big East should step aside from the BCS this season - Courier-Journal
He wouldn't be saying this if UL had a shot at it
Big East football links: After adding TCU, should Central Florida be next? - Post Standard
Kansas hoops coach said Big East was set to invite four Big XII teams had Texas opted out - Post Standard
Philadelphia Inquirer: Villanova Football Upgrade to BIG EAST Would Be Costly - The Nova Blog
Learning to love (or live with) UConn, actual BCS hopeful - Yahoo! Sports
Eveld trying to stay grounded - Tampa Tribune
Bulls don't embrace spoiler's role - ESPN
Syracuse University football makes profit in 2009 after losing money in 2008 - Post Standard
Louisville football waiting to see bowl-game future - Courier-Journal
Louisville lowers boom on Florida International 92-55 - Courier-Journal
Pitt must contend with strong Cincinnati offense - PPG
Bowl Projections: Champs Sports Bowl Still In Big East's And (Gasp) Pitt's Grasp? - Cardiac Hill
Pitt Vs. Duquesne: Panthers Win Another City Game, 80-66 - Cardiac Hill
UC holds off Wright State - Cincinnati Enquirer
Auburn Tigers' Cam Newton eligible to play, NCAA says - ESPN
College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
What's On Tap:
Chat reminder: 1 p.m. today - 'Eers to the Ground
Live chat returns at 2 p.m. [today, ed.] - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Women's Basketball: West Virginia to Face Elon - MSNsportsNET.Com
7 pm tonight from the Coliseum. Live streaming will be available via MSNsportsNet.com.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This was last week but I'm just now getting around to it. It brought back fond memories.
Today's Miss Throwdown is Southern California native Shay Maria (pic leads to gallery, as usual).
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