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What You May Have Missed:
Marshall Men's Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about Wednesday's game against Marshall in Charleston.
Huggins is to Carey what Carey is to Huggins - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Bracketology - ESPN
2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 11 - ESPN
#9 in both
Marshall Women's Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com
Marshall Womens Preview - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Mike Carey and players Madina Ali, Asya Bussie and Brooke Hampton talk about Wednesday's Marshall game.
Musings of a Mountain Man 1/18 - WVillustrated.com
Football: Millard Added to Roster - MSNsportsNET.Com
VSR: Ali Student-Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report
Rodriguez makes payment to WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
...and some recruiting news
Top moments of 2010 - ESPN
WVU gets a mention near the end of this rundown of the football season
WVU, MU grid series may end - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Ain't that a shame? (*turn your sarcasm meter "ON")
WVU notes: Butler to drop in one more time - Charleston Gazette
Butler's Memories - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and video
VIDEO: Former WVU Star Da'Sean Butler Recalls Marshall Series - WVillustrated.com
Justice sees best yet ahead for Concord football - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Former Mountaineer OL introduced as the new HC at Concord
News of Note:
WVU women heavy favorite - Charleston Gazette
MU coach calls showdown 'Herculean challenge'
WVU women hoping Campbell can get started - Times West Virginian
Marshall women seek upset tonight against ninth-ranked Mountaineers - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews Prior to Marshall Game - WVillustrated.com
Coach C, Liz Repella, Madina Ali and Korinne Campbell
Bob Huggins: Pre-Capital Classic - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about taking on the Thundering Herd, how similar Marshall is to Pitt and what it's like playing this game in Charleston.
WVU Men's Basketball Game Preview: WVU vs. Marshall - WVillustrated.com
Marshall, Herrion Ready For WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article also includes audio with the former Pitt asst.
Showdown in Chuck Town - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU basketball: No. 21 Mountaineers look to keep win streaks alive - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU men look for fifth-straight win over Herd - Daily Athenaeum
Energy and emotion - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers, Herd ready to square off again
Capital Classic today at 8 p.m. - Times West Virginian
Poor shooting has been a trend in Classic - Charleston Daily Mail
Breaking down what should be another classic - Charleston Gazette
"IT'S ONE OF the best days of the sports year in the Kanawha Valley." - Really?!?! That's actually kinda sad.
John Flowers feeling good about John Flowers - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
"I told John to make the first one, miss the second one," Huggins said. "He said, ‘you’re going to screw up my free-throw percentage.’ That’s a guy who is a 40-percent career shooter. And I’m gonna screw it up?"
Flowers in bloom for ’Eers - Martinsburg Journal
VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews Prior to the Marshall Game - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Deniz and Jonnie
Deniz Kilicli: Facing Marshall - WVMetroNews.com
Kilicli talks about how he was taught to hate Pitt and Marshall and how he likes his fans in America.
WVU embraces Kilicli - Times West Virginian
Jonnie West: Non-Conference Once Again - WVMetroNews.com
West talks about playing another non-conference game after defeating Purdue and how he feels this year's team matches up against Marshall.
Herd notes: Sidelines come alive - Charleston Gazette
Herrion's arrival makes for colorful battle of wits
Herrion asks no quarter in Capital Classic debut - Register-Herald
Welcome Mr. Jackson - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Unique monikers add spice to college football recruiting trail - Andy Staples - SI.com
Staples takes a look at the more uniquely named recruits this year
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East Basketball Power Rankings Week 10 - The UConn Blog
Multiple Sites Project 10-11 Big East Teams in NCAA Tourney - Miner Rush
The Big East is the best again - Daily Athenaeum
Seton Hall Basketball: Final - Georgetown 80, Seton Hall 75 - Pirates Four Blunders Give Game to Hoyas - South Orange Juice
Survive and Advance: Georgetown Outlasts Seton Hall in 80-75 Road Victory - Casual Hoya
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Marquette 94, DePaul 64 - Anonymous Eagle
Pitt Basketball: Cue Final Four Talk In 3...2... - Cardiac Hill
Hold your breath sweetheart, I dare ya
Pitt Football: Todd Graham's New Staff - Cardiac Hill
Including Graham, 4 former WVU coaches are on the staff (so far)...they still need a Safeties coach
Cronin says squad needs better start - Cincinnati Enquirer
All Eyes On Kemba, He Delivers Again - Hartford Courant
Villanova Got Kemba'd: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - The Nova Blog
Kris Joseph Update: Waiting And Seeing - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Game 16: vs. Louisville Cardinals - Rumble In The Garden
Louisville basketball's Pitino wants Knowles to play like T-Will - Courier-Journal
Previewing South Florida: Rutgers Basketball Game 18 - On the Banks
Notre Dame men’s basketball: Irish searching for winning formula - South Bend Tribune
Grading Connecticut’s Coaching Move - Pre-Snap Read
What's On Tap:
Marshall Thundering Herd vs. (9) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
5:30 tonight from the CCC on WVPBS
Marshall Thundering Herd vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
8:00 tonight from the CCC on WJAL (Chambersburg 68) and ESPN3.
St. John's Red Storm vs. (15) Louisville Cardinals - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Chicken Box on the BE Network, MASN and ESPN3
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (16) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Joyce on ESPN2.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This makes the Bacon Explosion look healthy by comparison. My cholesterol count just went up 50 points by watching this....ugh.
Today's Miss Throwdown is German television presenter and model Collien Fernandes. Click on the picture for today's gallery.