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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (2/22/11) Edition

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WVU's women play hostesses to another 8th ranked Irish team in the Coliseum tonight. This is another great opportunity to get a quality win that has been somewhat elusive so far. Plenty of features on the men as well, including tournament outlooks and a future scheduled opponent for next year.

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What You May Have Missed:

Scheduling Notes - BGN
Football, that is

WVU Women Host Notre Dame - MSNsportsNET.Com

Another No. 8 ND team comes to visit WVU - Charleston Gazette

The next test - Times West Virginian
Rejuvenated WVU women host No. 8 Irish

Mountaineers Host Irish - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU tries for quality win tonight vs. No. 8 Irish - Daily Athenaeum

Women's Basketball: Ali Recognized - MSNsportsNET.Com

Liz Repella: Continuing to Bounce Back -
Repella talks about WVU's offensive outburst against Pitt and Sarah Miles' performance.

Asya Bussie: The Mighty Ali -
Bussie talks about having Madina Ali back in the lineup and the impact she has on the game.

Women's Bracketology - ESPN
#7 in the Spokane Region

VSR: Trio Named Athletes of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report

Major Harris to appear at local barber shop - Charleston Gazette
Local in Charleston, obviously

Alexander Solid In All-Star Game - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Joe Alexander in the D-League All-Star game

News of Note:

Bring On The Wildcats - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Huggs announced last night that WVU will take on Kansas State next season (Includes video)

WVU Men's Basketball Team Report: 2/21 -

Hardest job in college sports? - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
He thinks Coach Harrison has that role

WVU's Second Half Woes Finally End Against Fighting Irish -

Huggins says Jones has worked hard to improve offense - Daily Athenaeum

WVU doesn’t need a leading scorer - Daily Athenaeum

Zen and the art of the technical - Charleston Gazette

WVU's Bryant is focused again - Charleston Daily Mail

This Week in College Basketball: Tournament Picture Gets Clearer - NCAABB FanHouse
The Backyard Brawl this week gets some attention

Senior John Flowers - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineer Jammin' feature on senior forward John Flowers.

NCAA Basketball Polls - ESPN
42 votes AP, 1 Coaches

Bracketology - ESPN
#6 SE

NCAA tournament Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner -
#6 SW here

Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner -
He has WVU as a lock now

Weekly Watch: Week 13 - ESPN
The Pete is a place to be this Thursday for our game vs. Pitt

Jim Boeheim, via John Beilein, delivers a little perspective - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza


2012 OL Prospect Caleb Stacey Receives WVU Offer -

Men's Basketball: Blake Nash - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Possible recruit

Around the League (and Beyond):

Rating the conferences: From 1 to 32 - ESPN
Any doubt?

Big East Basketbal Power Rankings Week 15 - The UConn Blog

postGame: Syracuse 69 Villanova 64 - The Nova Blog

Syracuse gets big road win at Villanova - Post Standard
Orange hangs on for a 69-64 win and its 10th win in the Big East.

Cronin: Stress a factor with Gates - Cincinnati Enquirer

Jim Calhoun Unsure Why UConn Freshmen Are Looking Tentative - Hartford Courant

Scarlet Knights need to avoid turnovers against No. 16 Louisville - Star Ledger

Rick Pitino previews Rutgers - Card Chronicle

St. John's is ranked 23/25 - how should we act? - Rumble In The Garden

Seton Hall Basketball: JP's 5 Thoughts- 40=32, Hazell, Post Play, Herb, Milwaukee - South Orange Juice

Marquette Bubble Watch February 21 Edition - Anonymous Eagle

Notre Dame men's basketball: Was loss just a blip, or worse? - South Bend Tribune

Panthers giving up too much in post - PPG

Eric LeGrand, Paralyzed Rutgers Player, Makes First Public Appearance - NCAAFB FanHouse

Inside look at NCAA tournament selection process - Andy Staples -

Selecting NCAA tournament field a lot harder than it looks - Seth Davis -

Tuberville raise rankles Tech faculty - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

What's On Tap:

(8) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (20) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Coliseum on CBS College Sports

(16)Louisville Cardinals vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - Preview - ESPN
9:00 tonight from the LBAC on ESPNU

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

There's only one way to end the fever. We must kill it now. Remember: If it bleeds, we can kill it.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another British beauty. Today's gallery is of Rosie Roff (click on her picture).

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