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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:
Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
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.
Who Will the Media Pick? - MSNsportsNET.Com
Mountaineers picked to finish 2nd in the Big East; Pitt overwhelming favorite - WVillustrated.com
Men's Basketball: Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tickets - MSNsportsNET.Com
Rifle: Campriani Wins Gold at World Champs - MSNsportsNET.Com
WVU's West, Butler take in some golf - Charleston Daily Mail
17th?!?! Check your stats, dude.
Huggins very sore, not very talkative - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia University - Victoria's Secret Pink
We're No. 1! UGA tops party schools ranking - Comcast.net
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:
Storylines for Big East media day - ESPN
Pitt And WVU Will Be Focal Points At Big East Media Day - SB Nation Pittsburgh
Football: Big East Media Day (Flip Video) - MSNsportsNET.Com
BIG EAST Media Day Begins in Newport, RI - WVillustrated.com
Death threats rile up, offend West Virginia's Stewart - PPG
Stewart’s record speaks for itself - Martinsburg Journal
Bill Stewart seemingly never makes everyone happy - 'Eers to the Ground
Stewart likes what he sees out of Mountaineers in new-look Big East - Charleston Daily Mail
Summer School 7-on-7's - WVillustrated.com
One Week From Fall Camp: The Mountaineers use their last few days to get focused and rested for a long season - WVillustrated.com
WVU Defense Letting Loose - WVillustrated.com
West Virginia Mountaineers-2010 College Football Preview-Big East - The Sports Chat Place
Edge of the Cliff - TheSignalCaller.com
Big East tidbits
WVU’s Devine developing in all facets - Times West Virginian
The Dynamic Dou: A Q&A with Noel Devine and Jock Sanders - Dominion Post
FYI, continuations are at the top of the pages
Noel Devine for Heisman's Photos - 2010 Covers and Homepages - Facebook
Quarterbacking 101 - MSNsportsNET.Com
A Lone Star - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Freshman Jeremy Johnson is profiled (includes gallery)
Did We Get Them Right? - MSNsportsNET.Com
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."
Opinion: Ease Off Pat White - Phin Phanatic
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."
Where Are They Now?: Mike Lorello - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Around the League (and Beyond):
The Octonion: Money Never Sleeps - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
As always, well done
New QB coach Nathaniel Hackett gets the nod to call Orange plays for Doug Marrone's team - Post Standard
U of L players tiring of '09 Kentucky game - Card Chronicle
Ex-husband: Karen Sypher refused plea deal to get Rick Pitino - SI.com
After details at trial, Louisville's Rick Pitino should be fired - SI.com
Highlights of Dave Wannstedt's ESPN chat - ESPN
Jones' working roots run deep - Cincinnati Enquirer
Holtz, USF players eager to begin a era - Tampa Tribune
UConn Football Team May Have The Pieces To Finish What It Started Last Season - Hartford Courant
Memphis to Join the Big East on Tuesday - Casual Hoya
Rutgers lands commitment from running back Ben Martin for 2011 recruiting class - Star Ledger
Steve Lavin Takes New York by Storm - NCAABB FanHouse
NCAA has lost its way and needs a major overhaul - ESPN
Boise St.'s Idaho rip reveals program that has forgotten past - SI.com
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.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive: The Most Powerful Man in College Athletics - NCAAFB FanHouse
Commissioner Jim Delany: Big Ten title game expected next season - ESPN
Lane Kiffin can't handle publicized role that comes with coaching - SI.com
Led by savvy commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-10 rebrands its image - SI.com
Letting Jeremiah Masoli join Ole Miss shows Houston Nutt is dirty - SI.com
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.
WVU-Purdue Date Set - WVMETRONEWS.COM
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).
Jimmy T. had both the previous and the following up yesterday (although I already had the previous one embedded)
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