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Our Mountaineers play host to the DePaul men tomorrow and the women travel to Louisville on Sunday. I've also got a few features on the new football staff and a somewhat surprising amount of recruiting news. I tried to make up for the lack of feature articles with more videos than usual. I hope you all enjoy them. Another full weekend of Big East basketball is on tap and the viewing guide is posted inside as well.
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What You May Have Missed:
WVU Men's Basketball Team Heading to Italy This Summer - WVillustrated.com
NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
First out here
College Basketball Power Rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
Not listed here
Holgorsen, staff has plenty of work ahead - Daily Athenaeum
"Florida spreads it out and throws the ball 20-25 times per game," Dawson said. "We are going to throw it that many times in a half."
Bedenbaugh to Gauge O-line Talent - MSNsportsNET.Com
Dawson has long history with Holgorsen, offense - Daily Athenaeum
"Once we start scoring points and everything, recruiting receivers and quarterbacks are not going to be a problem."
The fullback doesn’t need to die at WVU - Times West Virginian
Woodland Hills, WVU grad Lyons signs with Steelers - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
News of Note:
WVU: DePaul is a must win - Daily Athenaeum
Huggins, recruits and a little Rich Rod - Charleston Gazette
Points hard to come by for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
Musings of a Mountain Man: 2/10 - WVillustrated.com
WVU Men's Basketball and A Few Unfamiliar Faces - WVillustrated.com
Randolph Runs Over Competition - Scout.com
Forsythe: Has it down Pat! - highmajorscoop.com
WVU signee Pat Forsythe
Forsythe Having Strong Senior Year - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio with his HS Coach
Hitting The Hotbeds - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Seven-on-seven youth football becoming mirror of AAU basketball - Andy Staples - SI.com
Around the League (and Beyond):
Connecticut still waiting to hear from Committee on Infractions on final decision - ESPN
Big East Basketball: Conference Expansion, Part 1: Welcoming the Horned Frogs - South Orange Juice
Big East Basketball: Conference Expansion, Part 2: A Simplified Conference Tournament - South Orange Juice
UConn Loses To St. John's 89-72 - Hartford Courant
St. John's Red Storm wipes out the Connecticut Huskies, 89-72 - Rumble In The Garden
College GameDay EXCLUSIVE: Talking Villanova & Basketball With Jay Bilas - The Nova Blog
Pitt Basketball: Jay Bilas Breaks Down Pitt-Villanova Game With Cardiac Hill - Cardiac Hill
Syracuse Basketball In Perspective - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Positive PostGame Prognosis: Syracuse - Casual Hoya
Buckles, Dieng back at practice with Cards - Courier-Journal
Notre Dame men's basketball: Louisville's shot at upset misses mark - South Bend Tribune
Rutgers benefiting from low expectations - On the Banks
"The Rutgers men's basketball program appears to be turning a corner" - Just like the football team, eh?
NCAA rules committee proposes batch of changes - SI.com
What's On Tap:
DePaul Blue Demons vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
4:00 Saturday from the Coliseum on the Big East Network (including MASN) and ESPN3
(19) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
5:00 Sunday from the Chicken Palace on ESPN2
(13) Syracuse Orange vs. (15) Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Chicken Palace on ESPN
(7) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Sun Dome on MASN, SNY and ESPN3
(4) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. (10) Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
9:00 Saturday night from the Pavilion on ESPN
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. (11) Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
1:00 Sunday from the Phone Booth on ESPN
Providence Friars vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
7:00 Sunday from Gampel on SNY, MASN and ESPN3
Videos of Interest:
Dougity Dog, it's not, but it's still pretty good:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Make sure you have the sound on for this next one, the narration is the reason I posted it.
Today's Miss Throwdown is the amazingly gorgeous (and newly single) actress Olivia Wilde. Click on her picture for a 4 page mega-gallery.
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