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Lot's of coverage all over the place today including everything from last night's BB game and National Signing Day. It was also NSD for NCAA soccer squads as well. Gotta run!!
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What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about his team's 56-44 victory over Seton Hall Wednesday night at the Coliseum.
Mountaineer Report: Seton Hall Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
West Virginia defeats Seton Hall Wednesday night in Morgantown, 56-44.
Football: WVU Coach Bill Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com
Offensive Coordinator Dana Holgorsen - Mountaineer TV
Offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen talks about West Virginia's 17-player recruiting class signed on Wednesday.
Mountaineers Tied For Second in BIG EAST Standings - WVillustrated.com
NCAA Basketball Bracketology: Piecing Through The Rubble Of A Wild Weekend - SBNation.com
Izzo-Brown signs forward from N.J. - Daily Athenaeum
LeBlanc signs four commits - Daily Athenaeum
COEDMagazine's Photos: WVU/ESPNU Team Logo - Facebook
Their article I clipped yesterday was wrong...they just developed logos for a good many schools. It had nothing to do with each team getting a network. Here's WVU's ESPNU logo.
News of Note:
West Virginia locks down defensively in win - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc
WVU Slips by Seton Hall - MSNsportsNET.Com
Abandon Ship! Pirates Sunk - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap and gallery
WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: WVU 56 Seton Hall 44 - WVillustrated.com
Not the prettiest - Charleston Gazette
Subpar effort enough for WVU in 56-44 win over Seton Hall
Flowers almost single-handedly brought down the house - Charleston Gazette
Thoroughman, Kilicli lead Mountaineers past Seton Hall, 56-44 - Daily Athenaeum
Jones is starting to come alive - Daily Athenaeum
Mountaineers benefiting from ‘scorer by committee’ - Daily Athenaeum
Mountaineers Face Tough Road - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Mountaineers' end game needs improvement - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU shuts down Seton Hall in win - Times West Virginian
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction from WVU's Win Over Seton Hall - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, JFlow, Deniz, Cam, Joe and KJ
Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about the way the Mountaineers played in the second half, going 6-3 in the Big East and the play of Deniz Kilicli.
Deniz Kilicli: Seton Hall Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Kilicli talks about the scuffle he got in with Herb Pope and the big dunk he had in the second half.
Kevin Jones: Seton Hall Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about scoring his 1,000th career point and what it means since he got a Big East win.
Cam Thoroughman: Seton Hall Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Thoroughman talks about the ten points he scored and what the teams has to improve on after this win.
WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Seton Hall - WVillustrated.com
Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Seton Hall - BGN
Final - West Virginia 56, Seton Hall 44 - A Roof Rake Can't Save Them - South Orange Juice
WVU signs 17 with 4-star Buie - Charleston Gazette
Off And Running - MSNsportsNET.Com
WVU comes out ahead - Charleston Gazette
Disappointment tempered by pleasant surprises on signing day
Holgorsen adjusts to East Coast recruiting - Charleston Gazette
WVU football: Coaches were active until the end - Charleston Daily Mail
Bill Stewart Concludes the Recruiting Process for the 2011 Season - WVillustrated.com
West Virginia captures solid class despite unusual coaching situation - PPG
Despite coaching changes, WVU puts together class with a Texas flare - Daily Athenaeum
17 Sign To Play At WVU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Holgorsen gets first taste of East Coast
Recruiting numbers not always true - Times West Virginian
Mountaineers sign 17 new football recruits - Times West Virginian
Few surprises for Stewart’s final class at West Virginia - Register-Herald
Mountaineers ink 17 on signing day, including seven linemen
WVU recruiting class heavy on linemen - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Ranked or not, WVU satisfied with class - Daily Athenaeum
Next Step - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Big Reds’ Johnson heading to WVU
Pitt, Penn State make late gains - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
With only a handful of exceptions, national signing day for Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia followed a familiar script Wednesday.
VIDEO: Signing Day Press Conference and Interviews - WVillustrated.com
You may have to scroll down a bit (depending on your browser) Stew, DH, Gillespie and Kirlav
Bill Stewart: The Quarterback Battle - WVMetroNews.com
Stewart talks about how freshman quarterbacks Brian Athey and Paul Millard are doing, how important their role is with the surgery Geno Smith recently had and talks about some of the walk-ons to the program.
Bill Stewart: Player Breakdown - WVMetroNews.com
Stewart talks about each of the new recruits and their abilities.
Bill Stewart: Keeping The Recruits - WVMetroNews.com
Stewart talks about what the new recruits have to do to get on the field, what it was like recruiting after the coaching announcements and the recruits who came in early.
Dana Holgorsen: Recruiting The Class - WVMetroNews.com
Holgorsen talks about the recruits they signed, the star system and what he liked about the Texas players.
Cody Clay: On Signing With WVU (audio) - WVMetroNews.com
Clay talks about having the recruiting process officially over and looks at his future with West Virginia.
College Football Recruiting Commitment Scorecard 2011 - ESPN
Signing Day: Winners and Losers - Scout.com
Cyrus Kouandjio headlines 2011 Signing Day circus; recruiting awards - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Texas A&M Signee Floyd Raven's Mother Forged His Ole Miss Letter Of Intent - SBNation.com
Around the League (and Beyond):
Syracuse 66 - UConn 58: The Annexing Of Connecticut - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Syracuse Defeats UConn, 66-58 - Hartford Courant
Walker Held To 8; Huskies Lose 2nd In Row
Rutgers Loses Another Heartbreaker to St. John's 58-56 - On the Banks
A Hard Knight's Night: St. John's squeaks by Rutgers 58-56 - Rumble In The Garden
postGame: Villanova 75 Marquette 70 - The Nova Blog
No. 12/12 Villanova 75, Marquette 70 - Anonymous Eagle
Louisville's Preston Knowles hurts hamstring, will miss DePaul game - Courier-Journal
Notre Dame men's basketball: Abromaitis undeterred by scoring drought - South Bend Tribune
'Experts' give UC highest marks yet for 2011 signing class - Cincinnati Enquirer
Pitt: Graham's first recruiting class features speed - PPG
Solid recruiting class caps Holtz's first season - Tampa Tribune
Bulls fall to Providence, remain winless on road - Tampa Tribune
South Florida Quick Hits - Friar Basketball: PC Hoops For All
Syracuse Project: Eat Chipotle, Post Photo To Our Facebook Page, Win T-Shirt - Voodoo Five
I give 'em points for creativity
Why The Syracuse Point-Shaving Rumor Was Inevitable - Deadspin
NCAA to Smack Tennessee, Lane Kiffin - NCAAFB FanHouse
Yet, nothing will come of it...count on it
Forde Minutes: Chaos theory reigns supreme in college basketball landscape - ESPN
College Basketball Mailbag - Seth Davis - SI.com
What's On Tap:
(8) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. DePaul Blue Demons - Preview - ESPN
9:00 tonight from the Allstate Arena on ESPN
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is former POY Sara Jean Underwood. Click on her pic for today's gallery (not to worry, SFW).
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