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You've already heard that the article about Dana Holgorsen report by Chuck Landon was not quite up to snuff. According to West Virginia, the story contains "blatant inaccuracies."
In other West Virginia news....BEER: A source has told Charley West of the Smoking Musket that "beer sales at Mountaineer Field expected to pass tomorrow by a nearly two-to-one margin."
Finding Momo: Momo Jones is going on official visits to the following Big East schools: Marquette, South Florida and Pittsburgh. He made an unofficial visit to Seton Hall yesterday. St. John's is not in his future.
UConn: is interested in DeAndre Daniels. Jim Calhoun is looking to add one player for the upcoming season. The school has "placed a couple phone calls", stay tuned.
But how will they score any points?: Connecticut will lose their leading receiver, Michael Smith, for the entire 2011 season because he was ruled academically ineligible. The Huskies certainly did not need this news. We are dropping them to last place in Big East predictions for 2011.
Law and Order: Big East: Details of Fab Melo's allegedly "volatile relationship" with his girlfriend have come out today. These details are what Sean Keeley hinted at when the story broke. Nunes Magician has more on the story.
Add some Pepper: West Virginia small forward Dalton Pepper is transferring to Temple. Pepper played 62 games for the Mountaineers and scored 3.5 points per game in 10.1 minutes per game. He will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Owls once he sits out this season due to transfer rules.
About that TV contract...: Cincinnati will be playing Tennessee on September 10 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN 2.
However, Louisville and Kentucky's September 17 tilt will not be televised nationally.
Expansion (Not) News: Army has little interest in the advances of the Big East. The Black Knights do not want to play a full Big East schedule. The memory of the bad times in Conference USA when the Knights went 9-41 in seven seasons is still fresh at West Point.