Sunday Update


OK, so I do apologize for not posting regularly… Christmas season has me busy as ever, and I haven’t even gotten my Christmas shopping done yet. Usually wait til the last week (this week) to do it. Probably so I can feel the Christmas Adrenaline Rush that comes with last minute shopping.

Anyway, going to briefly discuss the men’s hoops team victory of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi yesterday and tomorrow’s Tennessee State game. Also, going to comment on WVU’s request to have the Big Least’s lawsuit in Rhode Island dismissed. Going to also post my picks for the Big 12 and Big Least Bowls.


WVU overcomes slow start to abandon Islanders.

WVU got an 84-64 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the opening game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic played at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

West Virginia (7-2) will face Tennessee Tech Monday night at the Coliseum before traveling to Las Vegas to play a pair of games against Missouri State and Baylor later in the week.

Kevin Jones scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but spent most of the first half on the bench due to picking up 2 quick fouls. Also on the bench most of the first half with Jones was Deniz “The Turk” Kilicli. Due to the “experience” being on the bench, the younger, less-experienced players were out there playing, and that allowed TAMUCC to stay in the game. At halftime, it was 32-28 WVU.

Jones came through when West Virginia needed him the most, scoring 10 points early in the second half to blow open a relatively close game with TAMUCC. That resulted in an 18-5 run at the beginning of the second half, led by Jones and Kilicli, to build its lead to 17. The lead swelled to as many as 20 at the 11-minute mark.

WVU now hosts Tennessee State at the Coliseum, tomorrow at 7pm before hitting the road for the final parts of the tournament against Missouri State & #6-ranked Baylor, of the Big 12.

WVU wants Big East lawsuit in Rhode Island dismissed.

WVU & the Big Least argued before the Providence County Superior Court and Judge Michael Silverstein that the state of Rhode Island did not have jurisdiction over WVU, which is considered an alter-ego of the state of West Virginia.

Boston-based attorney Tom Holt represented WVU in the courtroom. He told MetroNews after the hearing, it was difficult to argue the case in the hometown of the Big East.

“Providence College is located there. The Big East, of course, was founded there by the late Dave Gavitt,” Holt said. “There’s a lot of very strong positive feelings about the Big East.”

But Holt says that doesn’t change the facts of the case that the legal battle over WVU’s departure should be argued in Monongalia County Circuit Court in Morgantown.

“It’s not only not inefficient, but you know, you could have a situation where an order is issued by the court in West Virginia and there’s a conflicting order in Rhode Island,” Holt said. Judge Silverstein asked both sides to submit supporting documents by next Wednesday. Holt expects the judge to rule in a week to 10 days.

The legal wrangling is far from over for both sides. A hearing on the WVU lawsuit is set for tomorrow, December 19th in Morgantown. Monongalia County Circuit Judge Russell Clawges presiding on a motion to dismiss a similar lawsuit from the Big East, filed against the conference by WVU.

Bowl picks

Big Least Bowls
Orange Bowl– WVU over Clemson (duh)
Belk Bowl– NC State over Loserville
Pinstripe– Iowa State over Slutgers
Liberty Bowl– Cincinnati over Vanderbilt
BBVA Compass– SMU over Pittsburgh

Big 12 Bowls
Fiesta– Oklahoma State over Stanford
AT&T Cotton Bowl– Kansas State over Arkansas
Valero Alamo- Baylor over Washington
Insight- Oklahoma over Iowa
Holiday- Texas over California
Car Care Bowl of Texas- Northwestern over Texas A&M
Pinstripe- Iowa State over Slutgers
Independence- Missouri over North Carolina

Finally, to close out today’s entry…

LOLClemson Tumblr.