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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Big Monday (2/22/10) UConn Gameday Edition

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The men gave us another scare by almost blowing another big lead on Saturday and the women just keep on rolling. I won't comment on the baseball team because it hasn't been pretty to this point. Oh, yeah...and the rifle team just won it's conference over the weekend. We got Big Monday again tonight, this time on the road at UConn. Let's keep the Huskies tourney hopes squarely on the bubble and let's not be another quality win for their resume. I can always use tips, suggestions and requests. Time to get started...

Let's GOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineers use game-ending 12-3 run to turn back Pirates - ESPN
75 - 63

Player Post-Game Interviews -
Video Links

Bob Huggins Post Game Interview -
Video Link

Bobby Gonzalez: An Elite Team - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link - high praise from SH's coach

Weekly Watch: Week 14 - ESPN

Campbell's 14 Lifts WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com

Mountaineers Win 2010 GARC Title - MSNsportsNET.Com

Rifle Coach Named Coach of the Year - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Track: Mountaineers Finish in Fourth at BIG EAST - MSNsportsNET.Com

News of Note:

Big Monday in Hartford - MSNsportsNET.Com

Preview: Connecticut - BGN

Huskies hungry for win - Charleston Gazette

WVU hopes visit to UConn tonight continues strong stretch run - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineers Ready For Final Stretch - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU visits UConn on Big Monday - Times West Virginian

Tall Task Awaits WVU Men - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

West Virginia at Connecticut Preview - PPG

WVU vs. UConn Game Preview -

Sleepwalk behind it, WVU needs to wake up - Charleston Gazette

Nothing comes easy for WVU - Charleston Gazette

Seton Hall Afterthoughts -

Huggins wants I-AA - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins: Follow football's lead and split up Division I -

Butler hits new level as senior - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU Will Keep Its Trust in Huggs - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU’s Miles would like to end season in her hometown - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Always A Mountaineer: Owen Schmitt -


Earlier not always better for recruits - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Around the League (and Beyond):

Pitt knocks off No. 3 Villanova, 70-65 - PPG

Seton Hall can't keep pace with No. 8 West Virginia in 75-63 loss - Star Ledger

Marquette beats University of Cincinnati in overtime, 79-76 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Well, that was not memorable: UConn 76-Rutgers 58 - The UConn Blog

Rutgers' Big East hot streak comes to end as Scarlet Knights fall to Connecticut, 76-58 - Star Ledger

Despite limited action, Sosa lifts Louisville basketball over DePaul 68-59 - Courier-Journal

Bulls lose to St. John's 74-58 - Tampa Tribune

Q&A with USF coach Skip Holtz, Part I - ESPN

Facebook post costs Oregon WR Jamere Holland spot on team - ESPN

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the XLC as part of ESPN's Big Monday. WVU is giving 2.5 on the road.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

A collection of Horatio's one liners...

Fan Made Replicas Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another Brazilian beauty. Here's Karina Flores.


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