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No real breaking news today; just your regular day-to-day coverage. WVU is starting to garner some national attention for the last few games efforts (not that it was really deserved before) and they've entered the AP poll and sit just outside the Coaches poll. Capital Classic coverage is beginning and there's some more information today on new football commit Dustin Garrison.
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What You May Have Missed:
Huggs Gets A Break - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Some comic relief from his SSL show last night.
@Tony Dobies - Twitter
By the way, tonight on Sportsline, Bob Huggins said he didn't understand why students rushed the court following the win over Purdue. - Dobies is the Sports Editor for the DA and contributor to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, fyi
'Eer to Ear 1/17 - WVillustrated.com
Weekly Watch: Week 8 - ESPN
WVU's score against Purdue caught their eyes
Guard Joe Mazzulla - Mountaineer TV
Guard Joe Mazzulla talks about Sunday's win over Purdue.
Five for the Ages - MSNsportsNET.Com
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
#21 AP, 1st out in Coaches
Taking It To The Next Level - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Robert Sands is discussed by his former HS coach
News of Note:
Campus Connection - MSNsportsNET.Com
West Virginia Men's Basketball Team Report 1/17 - WVillustrated.com
Huggins declares win over Purdue as best team effort of the season - Daily Athenaeum
Consistency will be Key for Mountaineers Down the Stretch - WVillustrated.com
Mountaineers find a way to win without Butler - Daily Athenaeum
Putting it all on the line - Charleston Gazette
Free-throw shooting might be hidden key in Capital Classic
Herrion knows West Virginia - Herald Dispatch
WVU-Marshall women's game can have higher attendance - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU basketball coaches each other's biggest fans - Charleston Daily Mail
Plenty of room for new football recruits - Charleston Gazette
I’d pay a $10 cover to go to the bar in Bob Huggins’ basement - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
"Behold the house that Bob Huggins (had) built. And please, keep this footage away from Mickey." - It's only a link to the feature from WVillustrated (highly recommended, btw). I just had to clip it for the small dig at Mickey.
Flowers: I Always Could Shoot Free Throws - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Is that kinda like Cam saying he's a shooting guard?
Crime and punishment at Memphis and Minnesota; plus more notes - Seth Davis - SI.com
He gives WVU some love in his AP ballot breakdown on p. 3
Monday Look Back: Some win by Louisville, believe Aztecs - CBSSports.com
"Final Thought" at the bottom
Garrison Commits To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Commit Dustin Garrison Uses Past to Fuel Success - WVillustrated.com
Around the League (and Beyond):
Pittsburgh 74 - Syracuse 66: Worst. Zoo. Ever. - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
No. 5 Pitt takes down No. 3 Syracuse 74-66 - PPG
UConn 61, Villanova 59: This team is the real deal - The UConn Blog
postGame: Villanova vs. Connecticut - The Nova Blog
Seton Hall Basketball: JP's Scouting Report- Georgetown Hoyas - South Orange Juice
Sleeping With The Enemy: The Pirates of Seton Hall - Casual Hoya
USF-Providence PostGame Thoughts - Voodoo Five
KFC Yum! Center concourse is red hot with decor - Courier-Journal
No word if they serve the "Horse Piss" there
Notre Dame braces for Cincinnati press - Cincinnati Enquirer
Four Rutgers football recruits get early start - Star Ledger
Oregon's Top-Notch Facilities - Photos - SI.com
Must be nice, having Nike money at your disposal
What's On Tap:
(23) Georgetown Hoyas vs. Seton Hall Pirates - ESPN
7:00 tonight at the Prudential on BE Network, MASN and ESPN3.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Spanish model from Valencia. Here's a wonderful gallery of Diana Morales (click on the pic).