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We finally have some bowl prep news to peruse today, but as one article states, the coaching shake up is still overshadowing the bowl by a large margin. The Wolfpack is focused, or so they claim... Elsewhere, your #6 ranked women's basketball team is in action tonight against North Carolina Central down in Durham. And the first Big East affiliated bowl game is tonight as well.
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What You May Have Missed:
Coaching talk tops bowl game - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
It's like he was watching me put this together
Basketball: Share Your Campus Roar - MSNsportsNET.Com
Share why you love West Virginia basketball, in 35 characters or less. Submit your Campus Roar. It could be the next Nike T-Shirt representing your school.
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
5th out AP, 3rd out Coaches
Talkline Interview: Colin Dunlap - WVMetroNews.com
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Colin Dunlap talks on MetroNews Talkline about Bill Stewart and how he has dealt with the Dana Holgorsen situation.
News of Note:
Pat Miller: Replacing Hogan - WVMetroNews.com
Miller talks about what it will be like playing without Brandon Hogan in the Champs Sports Bowl and his breakout game against Maryland back in September.
Robert Sands: Returning Home - WVMetroNews.com
Sands talks about playing in another Florida bowl game and what he expects to see from NC State's offense.
Tom O'Brien: Continuing Bowl Prep - WVMetroNews.com
O'Brien meets with the media for one of the final times before the Champs Sports Bowl and talks about how his team's practices and film session are going.
Men's Basketball: Exhibition on Wednesday - MSNsportsNET.Com
West Virginia University men’s basketball team will play its final exhibition game of the 2010-11 season on Wednesday, Dec. 22 against Walsh at the WVU Coliseum.
Champs Sports Bowl Info:
Champs Sports Bowl Fan Central
Info page, seating charts, merchandise, discount opportunities, etc.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Integrity a two-way street - Inside the Irish/NBC Sports
There is nothing straightforward about the circumstances surrounding the death of St. Mary's freshman Lizzy Seeberg, who committed suicide nine days after accusing an Irish football player of sexual assault.
What's On Tap:
(6) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. North Carolina Central Eagles - ESPN
6:00 tonight from McDougal-McLendon in Durham
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
Tonight at 8 pm from Tropicana Field on ESPN and ESPN3. Cards are giving 3.
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Here are two very good examples of why I claim sophomoric humor in the lead-in up top. (Warning: Naughty Words in the second one)
Today's Miss Throwdown is another reason to "wish they all could be California girls." Here's a lovely gallery of Nikki Gray.
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