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The Shotgun/Throwdown: DePaul Gameday (1/4/11) Edition

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The word of today is "Resolve." I could be wrong, but me thinks it's yet another pun by those, oh, so clever, sportswriters referencing the New Year. The men are back in action tonight at DePaul, where they will try to secure their first Big East win of the season. And it looks like the WVU football staff is complete (barring something happening with Galloway). Otherwise, there's another wide range of topics to peruse today.

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What You May Have Missed:

WVU Basketball Game Preview: WVU vs. DePaul -

Preview: DePaul - BGN

WVU takes on DePaul tonight - Times West Virginian

How to Hire a Division I Football or Basketball Coach - Voodoo Five

Highlights of the Mike Haywood era - ESPN

Big East Basketball Power Rankings Week 8 - The UConn Blog
This goes to 11

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
No votes anywhere

Bracketology - ESPN
#8 SW here

Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner -
#9 SW here

On the Rivalry: Rodriguez vs West Virginia - Maize n Brew
Here's a Q&A I did over at Michigan's blog over the holidays

News of Note:

WVU Men's Basketball Team Report 1/4 -

Huggins Looking for More Resolve - MSNsportsNET.Com

Huggins: Team's resolve is being tested - Charleston Gazette


Too early to write off WVU men - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU basketball: Win would help build confidence - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU seeks first Big East win - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

How about your 0-2 defending Big East Tournament champs? - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Three cheers for mustaches! - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

So Pitt is a mess... - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Price tag on football staff changes? Try $1.8 million - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

Report: Bill Bedenbaugh to Join WVU Staff -

Robert Gillespie Added to Mountaineers Staff -

OSU football assistant Robert Gillespie to join Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia -

Gillespie, Bedenbaugh Coming To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM


Keaton Miles Leading Lincoln High While Keeping an Eye on WVU -

Mountaineer Memories - WVMETRONEWS.COM
QB recruit Brian Athey is profiled

DeAndre Reaves has changed his commitment

Around the League (and Beyond):

There are No Premier Coaching Job in the Big East - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Big East’s addition of TCU huge - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

After years of preaching 'The Right Way,' Edsall, UConn go separate ways - The UConn Blog
The inset picture just looks strange

UConn Men Face Tough Test At Notre Dame - Hartford Courant

Pittsburgh's Frank Cignetti Jr. named Rutgers offensive coordinator - Star Ledger
Thanks to Charley's Twitter (that just sounds dirty)

Welcome Frank Cignetti. Now fix everything. - On the Banks

The Tip In: After coming up short at Villanova, Rutgers not content to take moral victories - Star Ledger

Note: Corey Stokes Has Been Really Good - The Nova Blog

Dave Wannstedt Not Coaching In BBVA Compass Bowl Game - Cardiac Hill

Panthers defense ready for another hot hand - PPG

Rick Jackson's huddle presence inspires SU teammates - Post Standard

Louisville and Kentucky basketball programs have different roads ahead - Courier-Journal

Undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats defend nonconference schedule - ESPN

Introducing Hate Week; Why I Hate Xavier - Down The Drive

St. John's Focuses on Big East Play - NY Times

Shot Through The Heart, And We're To Blame: Hoyas Lose to St. John's 61-58 - Casual Hoya
That loss to St. John's is looking better and better

All Along Ed's Hightower: Suspect Burr Edition - Anonymous Eagle

Rich Rodriguez of Michigan Wolverines back at work as speculation grows - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -
I missed this one yesterday

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. DePaul Blue Demons - ESPN
9:00 tonight from Allstate Arena on BE Network, MASN and ESPN3.

Two UConn Battles Headline Week's Top College Basketball Games - NCAABB FanHouse

(5) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Providence Friars - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Dunkin Donuts Center on MASN and ESPN3.

(9) Connecticut Huskies vs. (15) Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Joyce on ESPN3.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

No Videos of Interest today, so here's two of (Dis)Interest:

Here's 270 movies in 6 minutes:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Southern Californian stunner and another VS Angel. Here's a two page gallery of Lily Aldridge.

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