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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Robert Morris Gameday (12/7/10) Edition

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Huggs and the men will attempt to should get back on the winning side of things tonight when they take on seemingly perennial WVU opponent Robert Morris tonight at the Coliseum. Now that the bowl situation has settled down a bit, we can expect more and more basketball coverage. But, back on the football side of things, today starts an even three weeks of bowl prep (including light work during finals week).

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What You May Have Missed:

Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about Tuesday night's game against Robert Morris.

Preview: Robert Morris - BGNPreview: Robert Morris - BGN

WVU Basketball Game Preview: WVU vs. Robert Morris -

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
No votes in AP, 2 out in Coaches (#27)

2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 4 - ESPN
#9 AP & #10 Coaches

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Week 14 - ESPN

1/16th of Champs Sports Bowl payoff goes to Bill Stewart - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

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.

WVU fans prepare for bowl game - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU 2010 Champs Sports Bowl - Facebook
Fan created page

Football: Thomas Named Defensive Player of Week - MSNsportsNET.Com

Three Honored - BGN

VSR: Carrier WVU Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com

News of Note:

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews -
Huggs and Truck

Huggins wants better production from centers - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers Look To Rebound - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineers have lost two games quickly - Daily Athenaeum

WVU basketball: Huggins says young Robert Morris coach needs to be himself - Charleston Daily Mail

Polar opposites - Times West Virginian

For WVU basketball fans going to the Duquesne game - 'Eers to the Ground
WVU Alumni Assn. in Pitt is having a party.

WVU Team Report by The Sports Xchange: Bowl Breakdown -

West Virginia regular season recap - ESPN

WVU football: Midseason woes brought team together - Charleston Daily Mail

Big East power rankings: Season finale - ESPN

Week 14 review - ESPN

Cornerback Brandon Hogan - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineers360 feature on senior cornerback Brandon Hogan.

Texts from Rutgers Game Day - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

WVU accepts bid to Champs Bowl - Inter-Mountain

West Virginia Vs. North Carolina State: 2010 Champs Sports Bowl To Pit Mountaineers Versus Wolfpack - SB Nation Pittsburgh

Ranking the bowls, from best to worst - ESPN
#15 - Champs Sports Bowl

Breakdown: NC State Wolfpack - WVMETRONEWS.COM

The best team in the Big East won’t be going to a BCS bowl - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

UConn’s win tops WVU’s comeback - Daily Athenaeum


WVU Prospect Sim Bhullar Finds New Home in Huntington -

Auburn, Oregon Atop BCS, But Not National Recruiting Race - NCAAFB FanHouse

Around the League (and Beyond):

Report: TCU Can Only Enter Big East If They Bring Girls - The Onion

Big East non-BCS matchups lack sizzle - ESPN

An early look at the bowls - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The day the dominoes stopped - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Rob Long To Miss Pinstripe Bowl Due To Brain Surgery - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
We absolutely wish him well

Remember when UConn was beaten by Temple? - Charleston Gazette

Bowl Predictions: Champs Sports Bowl Selection Hurts Pitt - Cardiac Hill
Talk about expectations....we worry about getting to BCS bowls and they worry about getting jobbed for the Champs Bowl

Location is everything for Louisville football - Courier-Journal

Big East Football Notebook: Rutgers not in line for any postseason accolades - Star Ledger

The True Story Behind The Bearcat's Arrest - Down The Drive

A disappointing season still earns Pitt a bowl trip - PPG

Scoring takes flight for defensive Panthers - PPG

Wings Taking Off A Little For UConn Men - Hartford Courant

Syracuse vs. Michigan State: Gird Your Loins - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Undefeated University of Cincinnati Bearcats pummel Toledo - Cincinnati Enquirer
"At some point after the Big East Conference season begins, University of Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin might wish he had played a more competitive non-league schedule." - 81-47

Early slate is tough test for USF men's basketball - Tampa Tribune

BREAKING: JayVaughn Pinkston Suspended For The Year - The Nova Blog

Ranking the conferences: From 1 to 32 - ESPN

Weekly Watch: Week 2 - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -

Dissecting final coaches' poll ballots from 2010 season - Andy Staples -

Five-Step Drop: BCS Gaffe Exposed - NCAAFB FanHouse

Starting 11: Auburn Seeks Seventh SEC National Title of BCS Era - NCAAFB FanHouse

Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced: Cam Newton Heads Field of Four - NCAAFB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

Robert Morris Colonials vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Coliseum on MASN, SNY, BE Network and ESPN3. No line.

(8) Michigan State Spartans vs. (7) Syracuse Orange - ESPN
9 pm tonight from MSG on ESPN. Cuse is getting 3.

Videos of Interest:

TCU is taking this Big East move serious...renovations already:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This was inevitable...

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Tampa native Michelle Baker. There's a lovely gallery to be seen if you click on the pic.

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