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Lunchtime Links

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Here are your links for today:

Athlon Sports makes its preseason picks, and has West Virginia winning the conference.

UConn football has a high-tech weightlifting program. Meanwhile, the Huskies picked up another verbal. Defensive tackle Mikal Myers chose UConn over Penn State. One more bit of UConn news -- chat with coach Paul Pasqualoni at 1 p.m. today on ESPN.com.

Pittsburgh recruiting has heated up with three verbals over the weekend.

Cincinnati recruit Akise Teague was a big hit in the Big 33 Classic between Pennsylvania and Ohio high school all-stars.

This one is a few days old, but a good read. Former Bearcats standout Connor Barwin got locked in a bank.

Syracuse coach Doug Marrone is one of the old-timers in the Big East -- in just his third season at the school.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is already talking about improving facilities. Holgorsen is not expected to burn the midnight oil.

What is the motivation for Louisville? Greg Scruggs will tell ya.

Rutgers hired a firm to help boost ticket sales.