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The women had a fairly close call last night, but still were able to escape with a W. The FB coaching staff shakeup that 5YS posted yesterday is the really the news of the day. There's plenty of Big East BB action over the weekend in addition to our Mountaineers traveling to Marquette, plus two more Big East bowl games.
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What You May Have Missed:
WVU to Wear Hyper Elite Uniforms in 2011 - WVillustrated.com
I usually like the Nike stuff, but never liked these...just my $0.02
WVU fans a special breed - Times West Virginian
News of Note:
Time is now for Stewart - Inter-Mountain
This one rambles around until the last paragraph.
Belton from Chesapeake Bowl - Scout.com
Bill Belton was committed to Pittsburgh and was still considering them, but the Atco, N.J., native made us aware on Tuesday that the Panthers are now out of the race and it’s officially down to West Virginia, Cincinnati and Penn State for his services.
Around the League (and Beyond):
The Streak Ends: Stanford 71, UConn 59 - The UConn Blog
Damn, I was kinda hoping WVU would get the chance to end it in Morgantown
Michigan's Tate Forcier ruled ineligible for Gator Bowl - SI.com
So what's he gonna do when Robinson goes down with the inevitable injury?
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
11:00 am (ET) from the Bradley Center on ESPN2.
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils vs. (7) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
2:00 Sunday from the Coliseum.
Meineke Car Care Bowl: South Florida Bulls vs. Clemson Tigers - ESPN
Noon today from Charlotte on ESPN and ESPN3. Bulls are getting 5.5.
(12) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (20) Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
Noon today from the Chicken Box on CBS.
South Florida Bulls vs. (4) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
6:00 tonight from the XL Center on ESPNU.
DePaul Blue Demons vs. (9) Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
1:00 Saturday from the Phone Booth on MASN and ESPN3.
Fiesta Bowl: Connecticut Huskies vs. (7) Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
8:30 Saturday from Glendale on ESPN and ESPN3. Huskies are getting 16.5.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. (8) Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
1:00 Sunday from the Pavilion on ESPNU.
(15) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (5) Syracuse Orange - ESPN
3:30 Saturday from the Dome on ESPNU.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
(Warning: VERY VERY BAD WORDS)
Today's Miss Throwdown is one of the usual suspects on the weekly HD post. Here's an AWESOME mega-gallery and two videos of one of my favorite Brit's: Keeley Hazell.
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