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What You May Have Missed:
Luck’s goal is to win national title - Inter-Mountain
Champs Sports Bowl ticket sales have been poor - Charleston Daily Mail
Notebook, including an injury update on Hogan
Mullen Loses Out On Kent State Job - WVMETRONEWS.COM
I do honestly wish him success where ever he may land
WVU is Still Working on Rotations - WVillustrated.com
WVU basketball: Success hinges on roles for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU’s numbers similar to last year - Times West Virginian
Basketball stats breakdown
Huggins: No Update on Cottrill - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Major Harris Named 2010 Legend Of The Sun Bowl - MSNsportsNET.Com
Devin Ebanks Growing in Young NBA Career - WVillustrated.com
Jeremy Johnson Transfers to Lamar University - WVillustrated.com
QB Says Goodbye - WVMETRONEWS.COM
News of Note:
Getting to Know Dana Holgorsen - MSNsportsNET.Com
Op-Ed: Welcome to Morgantown, Dana Holgorsen's Hangover - Every Day Should Be Saturday
Grading the Pitt, West Virginia hires - ESPN
Genesis of an Aerial Empire - TheSignalCaller.com
"Admit it. When you saw "Genesis" in the headline to this story you were probably expecting a Phil Collins wisecrack."
it's not like we would ever stoop to such a thing
Holgorsen radio interview is revealing - Register-Herald
Oliver Luck on Decision Makers - WVillustrated.com
Approx 50 min of video interview footage, in 7 segments
Oliver Luck's Leaked Secret: Dana Holgorsen - WVillustrated.com
Luck has hitched his wagon to football guru - Register-Herald
Luck Handled Stewart Situation Poorly - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Since more facts have been revealed....I don't agree
WVU AD Luck has gone all in - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
WVU move about more than football - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column - "One suspects there’s a large segment of the population that would advise WVU to proceed with caution, but the fact of the matter is that each day it appears Luck was brought in by university President Jim Clements to make just such a gamble to put WVU among the nation’s elite."
Oklahoma St. QB predicts Holgorsen success at WVU - 'Eers to the Ground
Friday finality - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
At WVU, with change comes drama - Times West Virginian
Unanswered Questions Facing Stewart - WVillustrated.com
Hoppy's Commentary on Stewart Firing - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Stewart likely faced ultimatum - Charleston Gazette
Pending NCAA investigation gave WVU leverage needed to convince coach to sign revised contract
Game Scout by the Sports Xchange: West Virginia vs. North Carolina State - WVillustrated.com
Geno Smith: Returning Home - WVMetroNews.com
Smith talks about the NC State defense and what it will be like to return to his home state for the second year in-a-row for a bowl game.
WVU’s defense one of the best - Martinsburg Journal
Pack readies defense for bowl - Raleigh News & Observer
ACC Now - N.C. State bowl sales top 8,500 - Raleigh News & Observer
This Marshall thing is strange sometimes - 'Eers to the Ground
Colin, (*in my best Scar voice) "you have no idea" - #randomlionkingreference
Around the League (and Beyond):
Cincinnati Bearcats answer critics, stay undefeated by beating Oklahoma - Cincinnati Enquirer
Knowles, Dieng lead Louisville past Gardner-Webb - Card Chronicle
USF's Daniels progressing as Holtz weighs options - Tampa Tribune
Bulls drop 'unacceptable loss' to James Madison - Tampa Tribune
Pitt Basketball: Panthers Win Big Over Maryland Eastern Shore - Cardiac Hill
SU shoots 59 percent in its 83-77 win over Iona - Post Standard
Marquette 81, Centenary 52. - Anonymous Eagle
postGame: Villanova 78, Delaware 59 - The Nova Blog
Scott perfect in Irish win - South Bend Tribune
88-62 over Stony Brook
Connecticut Huskies women match UCLA Bruins streak in typical convincing fashion - SI.com
I don't like the dude, but respect what he's built up there.
Agent: Maryland hasn't contacted Leach - Truth & Rumors/FanNation
but again....everybody is lying, remember?
Twitter Rumor: Sean Salisbury to be Leach's Offensive Coordinator at Maryland? - Testudo Times
Randy Edsall Wants Maryland Job? - Testudo Times
What's On Tap:
Coppin State Eagles vs. (4) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:00 tonight at the XL Center.
Morgan State Bears vs. (5) Syracuse Orange - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Dome on ESPN3.
Champs Sports Bowl Info:
Football: Champs Sports Bowl Tickets - MSNsportsNET.Com
Football: Alumni Association Travel Packages - MSNsportsNET.Com
Champs Sports Bowl Fan Central
Info page, seating charts, merchandise, discount opportunities, etc.
Bowl Game 2010 | Leave the Team a Message - West Virginia University
Mountaineers can take advantage of fan activities at Champs Sports Bowl - WVU Today
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
With the hiring of Dana Holgorsen, our offense isn't in
Kansas, er Texas, er Oklahoma anymore:
Today's Miss Throwdown is British hottie Danica Thrall. A gallery awaits you if you dare to click on the picture below.
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