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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.
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
Champs Sports Bowl Fan Central
Info page, seating charts, merchandise, discount opportunities, etc.
WVU 2010 Champs Sports Bowl - Facebook
Fan created page
News of Note:
VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Huggs and Truck
For WVU basketball fans going to the Duquesne game - 'Eers to the Ground
WVU Alumni Assn. in Pitt is having a party.
Cornerback Brandon Hogan - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineers360 feature on senior cornerback Brandon Hogan.
Ranking the bowls, from best to worst - ESPN
#15 - Champs Sports Bowl
Around the League (and Beyond):
Rob Long To Miss Pinstripe Bowl Due To Brain Surgery - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
We absolutely wish him well
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
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
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...
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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