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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Colonials Hangover (12/8/10) Edition

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Of course, the big news is Wanny "resigning" getting the axe, so there's lots of fallout from that. And let's all resolve to hope that Pederson does just as good a job as the last time he hired a football coach. Back to basketball. First, let me apologize for not having a game-thread up last night. My brain is still having trouble making the transition to round-ball and it's schedule. It seems the fan base as a whole are having the same trouble as the game was again sparsely attended. A close game at the half turned into the expected blowout after some typical Huggs motivation. All of the post-game coverage is inside.

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What You May Have Missed:

Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
Coach Bob Huggins talks about Tuesday's 92-49 win over Robert Morris.

Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference -
Huggins talks about why is so frustrated with the Mountaineers this season and the performance of his team against Robert Morris.

Robert Morris Highlights - Mountaineer TV
Highlights from West Virginia's 82-49 victory over Robert Morris Tuesday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Mountaineer Report: Robert Morris Postgame -
Chip Fontanazza gets the player's thoughts on Bob Huggins halftime speech which helped them stage a second half surge.

Bob Huggins - Yfrog Photo : Shared by GFCoyle
Proof he doesn't ALWAYS wear the black windbreaker

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.

First-day ticket sales slower for WVU bowl game - Charleston Daily Mail
Not for a lack of email advertising, I can assure you

Former Mountaineer Mortty Ivy Making Most of Second Chance -

News of Note:


Bench Lifts WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com

West Virginia blows out Robert Morris, 82-46 - PPG

What A Difference - BGN
Apparently, at least for one night, all Bob Huggins needed to do to end the listless play of his WVU men’s basketball team was pull out one of the oldest motivational tactics in the book: bringing every player on the floor at the time to the bench.

WVU Knocks Off Robert Morris - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and Gallery

PoG: WVU vs Robert Morris - BGN

Sit down, step up - Charleston Gazette
Huggins pulls starters, bench keys 82-49 win over Robert Morris

WVU Basketball Game Recap: WVU 82 Robert Morris 49 -

WVU basketball: Huggins relies on reserves in win over Robert Morris - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU Pulls Away from Robert Morris - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU rips Robert Morris with second-half burst - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mountaineers outscore RMU 50-21 in the second half to overcome sloppy first half - Daily Athenaeum

Lineup changes add to competition in paint - Daily Athenaeum

Inconsistency has Kilicli frustrated - Daily Athenaeum

Coming up big - Times West Virginian
Kilicli leads WVU over Robert Morris

Kilicli Keys WVU Second Half Surge -

VIDEO: Postgame Reaction from WVU's Win Over Robert Morris -
Huggs, Mazz, Deniz, Jennings, Flowers and Truck

Deniz Kilicli: Robert Morris Postgame -
Kilicli talks about his performance, players on the team stepping up and what he thought of Bob Huggins' halftime speech.

Dan Jennings: Robert Morris Postgame -
Jennings talks about the type of player he wants Huggins to turn him into and cracking the starting lineup.

Joe Mazzulla: Robert Morris Postgame -
Mazzulla talks about what Huggins expects from his players and the Mountaineers' second half.

Darryl "Truck" Bryant: Robert Morris Postgame -
Bryant talks about the development of Dan Jennings and Deniz Kilicli and West Virginia's solid second half.

Andy Toole: Robert Morris Head Coach -
The youngest head coach in the nation talks about what makes the Mountaineers so good and what his team has to work on.

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Robert Morris -

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Robert Morris II -

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Robert Morris - BGN

WVU basketball: What are Huggins' chances of getting into Hall of Fame? - Charleston Daily Mail

Road wins never easy - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column


What does Wannstedt's end at Pitt mean to WVU? - 'Eers to the Ground

The Circle of Death grows - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Big East Football Power Rankings Week 14 - The UConn Blog

From Top to Bottom, 2010 WVU Defense had it All -

Model Mountaineer - MSNsportsNET.Com
Chris Neild is profiled

And here is what you get (free) for playing in a bowl - 'Eers to the Ground

Football: Weekly Award Winners - MSNsportsNET.Com

Around the League (and Beyond):

Dave Wannstedt Fired / Resigns - Cardiac Hill

Dave Wannstedt Fired: More On The 'Resignation' - Cardiac Hill

Wannstedt out as coach, to stay at Pitt - PPG

Cook: Wannstedt's departure for the best - PPG

A Relationship Doomed from the Start - Pre-Snap Read

Players, Wannstedt Take 'Resignation' Hard - NBE Big East College Football Report

Wannstedt could coach in bowl game - ESPN

Pitt a plum job for the right (college) guy - ESPN

Pitt's Taylor in position to make impact - PPG

Bearcats Retrospective; Special Teams Edition - Down The Drive

Despite sluggish offense, Rutgers able to put feisty Marist away, 64-48 - Star Ledger

Seton Hall's schedule allows for time to adjust, rest without Jeremy Hazell - Star Ledger

Marquette 86, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 50 - Anonymous Eagle

USF left to think what might have been - Tampa Tribune

A Bridge Year Too Late? - Card Chronicle

Syracuse 72 - Michigan State 58: Alright, Well, I Guess We Are Good After All - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Fighting Irish need to get in or get out - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Auburn-Oregon BCS championship game tops annual bowl rankings - Stewart Mandel -
Champs in at #13

Five-Step Drop: Boise Fires Back - NCAAFB FanHouse

McMurphy's Law: Coaches Show Inflated Opinions of Their Teams - NCAAFB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

(12) Villanova Wildcats vs. Pennsylvania Quakers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Palestra

Delaware State Hornets vs. (3) Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from Peterson on ESPN3

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. (6) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:30 pm tonight from Gampel Pavilion on ESPN3

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

...and yet there's no appearance by Bob Loblaw...disappointing:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another in the long line of sexy South American's to grace this section. Here's an amazing gallery of Colombian Sandra Valencia (click on the pic).

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