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Welcome to February. Tomorrow is National Signing Day so there's a bit of recruiting news today. It has been a fairly slow beginning to the WVU sports news week (even Hertzel seems to have taken the day off yesterday). Also, the WVU women look to get off the schneid tonight as they host the Friars of Providence (shouldn't their women's teams have a different moniker or is it just me?).
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What You May Have Missed:
Huggins Sportsline: The Jacobs Defense - WVMetroNews.com
MSN broadcaster Jay Jacobs tries to defend himself against Bob Huggins' tough questions and what happened on the basketball team's three day road trip.
Kerwin Student-Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report...and no, @JFlow41, #we'renottalkingboutkermit
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
#25 AP & just outside the Coaches Top 25
NCAA Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
#5 SE region
Bracketology - ESPN
#5 SW Region
News of Note:
Head Coach Mike Carey - MountaineerTV
Coach Mike Carey talks about the team's performance against DePaul and the injury to Madina Ali.
‘The expectations I have for myself have changed’ - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Casazza talks about Joe Mazzulla
Mitchell's Return Unknown - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video
VIDEO: WVU Football Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Julian, The Tandy, Urban, JJ, Lindamood and Bitancurt
Jenkins ready for spring - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
He's already a senior?
2011 Returning Starters! - Phil Steele's College Football
He ranks WVU 103 for returning starters
Louisville's top-20 class leads Big East recruiting race - ESPN
Complete conference breakdown
Around the League (and Beyond):
A Bunch of Commitments: Recapping a Busy Weekend - Pitt Redshirt Diaries
They got commits from the 2 guys that visited them and us this past week/weekend
What's On Tap:
Providence Friars vs. (14) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Coliseum on WVPBS
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Warning: a couple naughty words slip through
Today's Miss Throwdown is a SI swimsuit model and John Legend's girlfriend. Here's today's gallery of Christine Teigen (click on the pic).
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