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OOOOHHHH, we got a big one today. Big game and big edition here to occupy you. The Backyard Brawl Cage Edition Part II, of course, is tonight and there's a full slate of BE action to keep you occupied Saturday and Sunday if you aren't the racing type. Sunday also marks the return to action of the WVU women against a highly ranked Georgetown team. There's some strange holiday to celebrate on Sunday too. Just kidding. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming and take care of your significant others. Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!! It's time...
What You May Have Missed:
Tennis: WVU Dominates Pitt - MSNsportsNET.Com
Any win, by any Mountaineer team, in any sport, is a good win...especially over Pitt.
News of Note:
Video Interviews: PITT Game - WVIllustrated.com
Interviews with Huggs (I've embedded his below), Da and Wells.
Around the League (and Beyond):
‘It was our worst game of the season' - Courier-Journal
St. John's whips UL 74 - 55.
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the Pete on ESPN. Pitt is getting 2.5 at home.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the XLC on ESPN360, MASN and SNY.
Providence Friars vs. Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
2 pm Saturday from the Wachovia Center in Philly on ESPNU.
South Florida Bulls vs. Marquette Golden Eagles - ESPN
7:30 pm Saturday from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on ESPN360, MASN and SNY.
DePaul Blue Demons vs. Seton Hall Pirates - ESPN
Noon Sunday from the Prudential Center in Newark on ESPN360, MASN and SNY.
Georgetown Hoyas vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
1 pm Sunday from the Coliseum on ESPNU. Big one here as WVU's women come in ranked 8th and the Hoyas are ranked 13th.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange - ESPN
1 pm Sunday from the Dome on ESPN.
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
4 pm Sunday from the RAC on ESPN360, MASN and SNY.
St. John's Red Storm vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:30 pm Sunday from the Joyce Center on ESPN360, MASN and SNY.
Video of Interest:
Courtesy, as usual, of our friends at WVIllustrated.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Candice gets me all twitter-pated.
VD Gallery of the Week:
VD stands for Valentine's Day...get your minds from out the gutter!!!!
Today's Miss Throwdown is your 2010 SI Swimsuit Edition Cover Girl. Word is, she's just as proud to be honored here. Born in Middletown, OH, and raised in Charlotte, NC, I proudly present Mrs. Andy Roddick...Brooklyn Decker. (name link takes you to her model page with video, cover link takes you to thumbnail gallery)
image via www.mountainstatebrewing.com