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WVU escaped with a much needed victory, both in Big East terms and in general, last night. Casey and Deniz had big games and Truck came through when WVU needed it most. The women are back in action early this afternoon with a tilt at Seton Hall. Some random football coverage is inside as well and yes, I have some more coverage of the RR soap opera...affectionately known in these parts, as "Karma's a B$%#@ Motherf&%$#@."
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What You May Have Missed:
Bob Huggins' Postgame MSN Interview - WVMetroNews.com
A 14 point second half West Virginia lead evaporates, but Truck Bryant makes a key play down the stretch to give the Mountaineers the win.
Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
Head coach Mike Carey talks about what he expects to see from Seton Hall on Wednesday and how the team is responding to slow starts during their last two games.
Bracketology - Women's College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN
#2 in Dallas Region
Feeling the Rush - MSNsportsNET.Com
Julian Miller and Bruce Irvin are profiled
Sources: Beatty Likely To Vanderbilt - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Repeating what Charley tweeted last night
News of Note:
DePaul rallies back, then falls to West Virginia - ESPN
Recap and stats
What got into DePaul’s students? - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
They have a history (recently at least) of creative self depreciation, if you didn't realize
Ugly But Effective - BGN
Bob Huggins’ synopsis said it all: "We survived."
Word on Stewart, recruiting and Hokies - Charleston Gazette
Changing coaches never easy - Times West Virginian
Around the League (and Beyond):
Welcome to the Rumble. Buckle up. - Rumble In The Garden
Our friend pico dulce, from "The East Coast Bias" (St. John's basketball) has been turned to the dark side and is now part of the SBNation fraternity of blogs. Welcome aboard pico!!!!
Coaches Who Never Coached a Game - Photos - SI.com
UC: We should be ranked higher - Cincinnati Enquirer
TSM: play a real schedule
Mike Haywood Fired (Still): Steve Pederson Strikes ... Again - Cardiac Hill
Seems he's pissed off Mr. Rooney now, too
Rich Rodriguez: Bad For Michigan, Great For Syracuse - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
His reasoning actually makes a lot of sense here
Rich Rodriguez should look back to the East for next job - Detroit News
Those close to Rodriguez say if he is fired by Michigan, there is a strong possibility he will take the year off and spend time with his family — wife, Rita, daughter, Raquel, and son, Rhett — before returning to coaching.
Ohio State shows Big Ten can rivals SEC's teams and its ethics - Andy Staples - SI.com
Thanks to a tweet from 5YS
What's On Tap:
(7) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Seton Hall Pirates - ESPN
12:30 this afternoon at Seton Hall
Seton Hall Pirates vs. (23) Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Chicken Box on ESPNU.
Videos of Interest:
There are actually 8 parts to this, here are the first two (the rest can be found at WVillustrated):
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is fitness model Jamie Eason. Her gallery is linked through the pic.