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I noticed that we went 8-0 in the state of New York this year. I also just noticed that we're 0-fer in the state of Indiana this year. The way I figure it, we just need Indiana to treat us 1/4 as nice as NY did the rest of the way to finish .500 there for 2010 and we'll all be very happy. Lots to cover inside. Your tips, suggestions and requests are awesome! Don't forget to VOTE and see you on the other side...
What You May Have Missed:
Must-See TV - MSNsportsNET.Com
Hayes Named Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report
News of Note:
Huggins is right at home in quest for title at West Virginia - USA TODAY
He prowls the sideline dressed in a windbreaker, intensely watching the action in front of him, sometimes casting a laser-like stare that looks as if it could burn right through one of his players ... or an official.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins adored by fans for leading team to 1st Final Four since 1959 - NY Daily News
Bob Huggins will always be remembered as the man who led the Mountaineers to their first Final Four since 1959, but there was a time, eight years ago, when there was a question whether he would be around to witness the dream come true.
For Star Power at Final Four Look to Bench, Not the Court - NY Times
The coaches will be in the spotlight at a Final Four that lacks highly rated N.B.A. prospects.
Mazzulla's MVP Performance Sparks WVU - Scout.com
"What will I do if I can't play anymore?" Mazzulla asked his coach. "You tell me you're the best soccer player in Rhode Island. Maybe you can play for Marlon," Huggins answered. - I love Huggs' sense of humor!!!
Around the League (and Beyond):
Jones, Whiteside leave Marshall - Register-Herald
Coach going to UCF, player set for NBA millions
Video of Interest:
Keep on doubting/underestimating...Gottlieb and Davis are officially on the Ignorant Slut list (as if they've ever left it).
On a much more positive note, here's the video from Da's recent hospital visit to an elderly lady. Thanks to Oregon Mountaineer.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Stick this one out until the end...the payoff is worth it. Thanks to Taylor for the find.
College Mascot Gallery of the Week:
Two of my least favorites are in here.
Today's Miss Throwdown is originally from Bulgaria, but has spent most of her time here in the good old, US of A. Have I ever mentioned how much I love Eastern European women? Here's Rali Ivanova (7 pages worth of gallery).
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