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The semi-long break between games for the men and women is making for a somewhat slow news week. But, I still have enough inside to keep you occupied for a while. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter and don't forget to "LIKE" the Smoking Musket MAIN PAGE on Facebook (follow this link, then hit "LIKE" at the top of the page). Many thanks to those who already "LIKE" us. We are now at 656 . Let's see how fast we can get to 700. Please, spread the word!! Start your day off right and do the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Mike Carey talks about his team's performance against No. 2-ranked Connecticut on Tuesday night.
Offensive Coordinator Dana Holgorsen - Mountaineer TV
Offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen visits with the media last Thursday in the club area at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Women's Soccer: BIG EAST Returns To WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com
West Virginia University and Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium have been chosen as the host site of the 2011 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship
News of Note:
The Defining Moments - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Intro and video
Search for points goes inside - Charleston Gazette
Mired in shooting slump, Mountaineers place emphasis on getting the ball closer to rim
Non-Compete - BGN
Three days after West Virginia's home loss to Pitt, a post-game observation still rankles.
Kilicli brings back the hook - Times West Virginian
WVU basketball teams have lost a combined four-straight games - Daily Athenaeum
it's been a bad four days for the West Virginia University basketball programs.
Around the League (and Beyond):
USF-Marquette Postgame Reaction - Voodoo Five
...which caused this
What's On Tap:
(9) Connecticut Huskies vs. St. John's Red Storm - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from MSG on ESPN
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I found this funny; I hope you do too (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE)
...and here's the latest edition of Between Two Ferns:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a California native and ...who are we kidding? All you guys care about is the girl in this section of your daily dose is pretty (not that there's anything wrong with that). Alyssa Miller more than fits the requirement. Her gallery is linked by the picture, as usual.
Pike Monk's Uncle image via twistedtaps.com