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MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2011: Awkwardness And Anonymous Sources // Rock M Nation
A look at recent conference realignment news and what it means for Missouri.

Boise State Is the Latest Big East Expansion Target // Big East Coast Bias

Conference Instability Is Filtering Down to the Next Level // NYTimes.com
The mock outrage about all of this is really disconcerting to me.

Big East ready to go after Boise State? // The Boston Globe

Big East ride was fun while it lasted for UC // cincinnati.com
This is the kind of lazy half assed shit I have come to know and loath as quintessentially Cincinnati journalism. Is it any wonder that only hacks stay in Cincinnati and all the competent ones get out?

Louisville Week

Woods restored as Bearcats’ all-time leading tackler // cincinnati.com
This is a very cool story, and lets you in on the secret of why those who know Butch Jones never say a bad word about him.

The Future Is So Bright, You Can't Stand To Watch The Present // Card Chronicle
This is the season defining statement for the Cards

Cincinnati Bye Week Thoughts // Bearcats Nation

Basketball

Additional TV Information and Start Times for Men's Basketball Announced // gobearcats.com
The key stat here is 16 games on espn, 12 for Fox Sports Ohio and WKRC will get 3

Other Bearcat News

Men's Soccer Can't Hold First Half Lead, Fall at Rutgers // University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site
Bad start for the boys at 4-7-1 (0-3-0) worst start to conference play since 2008

Cincinnati Falls To Villanova, 1-0 // gobearcats.com
In its final road match of the regular season, the University of Cincinnati women's soccer team fell to Villanova University 1-0 Sunday afternoon at West Campus Soccer Complex.

Volleyball Bearcats' Streak Ends; Fall to Pirates at Seton Hall // gobearcats.com

Around The Big East

Big East bowl projections // Big East Blog // ESPN

What we learned in the Big East // Big East Blog // ESPN

Big East helmet stickers: Week 6 // Big East Blog // ESPN

Rutgers 34, Pitt 10: Panthers Cough it Up Again. And Again. And Again // Cardiac Hill
I enjoy seeing Pitt fans fail to understand the roots of their own cognitive dissonance

Nationally Recognized

Lane Stadium Goes Apeshit // Every Day Should Be Saturday
One more reason why canceling my trip to Blacksburg in 2006 remains a huge, huge regret.

The Day's Best in College Football // NYTimes.com

Reading This Will Make You Smarter

The Ticking Euro Bomb: What Options Are Left for the Common Currency? // Der Spiegel
If you don't find economics/sociology/geopolitcs interesting don't click this.