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It's getting close. I can almost taste it. Media Days are well under way and camp will be open by this time next week. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Two Named to Thorpe Watch List - MSNsportsNET.Com
Hogan and Sands....no word about or from The Tandy...yet
WVU Loads Academic All-Star List - BGN
The Big East Conference has selected 158 West Virginia University student-athletes as 2009-10 Big East Academic All-Stars, an increase of 18 student-athletes from one year ago.
WVU's West, Butler take in some golf - Charleston Daily Mail
17th?!?! Check your stats, dude.
College Football: House of Pain - ESPN
"50 most painful outcomes in College Football history." I can think of 1 or 2 of ours that should be on here.
News of Note:
Stewart’s record speaks for itself - Martinsburg Journal
Edge of the Cliff - TheSignalCaller.com
Big East tidbits
The Dynamic Dou: A Q&A with Noel Devine and Jock Sanders - Dominion Post
FYI, continuations are at the top of the pages
A Lone Star - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Freshman Jeremy Johnson is profiled (includes gallery)
No more drama? Pat White returns to Miami Dolphins practice - Daily Dolphin
"White, a surprise no-show at Friday’s season-opening training camp, is practicing with his Miami teammates Saturday morning as the first of two practices get underway. A report surfaced overnight that White would miss all of training camp, if not the entire season, with a personal issue."
Three injured players sidelined as Seahawks open camp - Seahawks Blog
"Three injured players -- fullback Owen Schmitt, offensive guard Chester Pitts and cornerback Josh Pinkard -- were not practicing as the Seahawks opened their first training camp practice Saturday."
Around the League (and Beyond):
The Octonion: Money Never Sleeps - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
As always, well done
NCAA, Florida St. to pay $325k to media attorneys - SI.com
And the blood sucking lawyers strike again. Oh, hi guys. Didn't see you there.
What's On Tap:
Football: Tickets Available For All [Home, ed.] Games - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tickets are now on sale for all of West Virginia University’s 2010 home football contests, as well as the Mountaineers’ road games at Connecticut, Louisville and Pitt. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.WVUGAME.com, at the Coliseum Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME.
Video of Interest:
We're gonna have a Clambake! (In my best Elvis voice)
Video of (Dis)Interest:
The man, the myth, the legend, is back (WARNING: Strong Language).
Wife Beater Gallery of the Week:
With a heading like that, you might expect a gallery of Ike Turner, Chris Brown, etc., but no...that's not how I roll.
Pasties Gallery of the Week:
3 pages of barely SFW-ness
Today's Miss Throwdown is a beauty from Portugal. Here's Sandra Figueiredo. (The third video isn't just her. I didn't think you'd mind.)
Tagus image via oldgit.files.wordpress.com