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Lots to cover today. The women are back in action tonight against Rutgers. We also have lots of preliminary bracket talk and a couple interesting videos. Tips, suggestions and requests are always greatly appreciated. Happy Mardi Gras, people!!! See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Ebanks May Go Pro - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Bracketology - ESPN
#3 in the West this week
Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
#3 in the East on this one
News of Note:
Revisiting Lakers and sex - JSOnline
"Lazenby asked West how far the team went in "condoning such questionable behavior" like that. West's exact response: "I cared. I did things for those guys. It was ridiculous, some of the things I did for those guys. If the public knew, they'd be outraged. It was a pretty crazy period for us." - contributed by jbseay
Around the League (and Beyond):
Should he stay or should he go? - Protect R Turf
"Was the victory over #8 Georgetown enough to save Fred Hill's job? I say no, and here's why...."
What's On Tap:
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Coliseum on CBS College Sports Channel.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN
7pm tonight from the Sun Dome on ESPNU. Bulls are giving 2.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. DePaul Blue Demons - ESPN
9pm tonight from the Allstate Arena in Illinois on ESPNU. Demons are giving 3.5.
Video of Interest:
No WVU news, but lots of BE mentions.
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
This is just cool.
I've been using the term distractions in the lead-off paragraph for a while, so...here you go (perhaps some NSFW language, otherwise tame).
Olympian Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a former Miss World from India and a Bollywood actress that can be seen in Bride and Prejudice and Pink Panther 2 (version). The linked gallery asks if she's the most beautiful woman in the world. I can't argue (unless Candice is involved). The dark hair with blue/green eyes absolutely melts me. Here's Aishwarya Rai.
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