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I got another big edition for you today. We've got plenty of coverage and, as you can tell from our sponsor, somewhat of a Hump Day preview (with less coverage being better in this case). Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming and don't forget to VOTE. Time to get after it...
What You May Have Missed:
WVU loss in 1959 title game still haunts West - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The most celebrated moment in West Virginia basketball history happened 51 years ago, and it still resonates with Jerry West. Painfully.
Rick Reilly: Joe Mazzulla reveals a huggable Bob Huggins - ESPN
In case you missed the link yesterday in the comments. Thanks to WVUDDS08 and Cheryl.
Need a Final Four rooting interest? Use Pat Forde's likability index - ESPN
Forde is the queen of the Ignorant Sluts to Reilly's king.
Why too many upsets make for a bad Final Four - Paul Daugherty - SI.com
If you don't like it, GTFO. The ignorant slut list is growing by the second, it seems.
Hoppy's Commentary on Bob Huggins - WVMetroNews
In response to Reilly's column
News of Note:
Common man Bob Huggins, state of West Virginia and Mountaineers fans share love affair - ESPN
Hey, Reilly..(and you too Forde, for that matter), this is how an article on OUR coach should be written.
Hoops Hysteria: Final Four preview - ZoomTown
I couldn't get it to load, but here's the link anyway
Bob Huggins on West Virginia's title chances - Dan Patrick Show
Video, if you can get it to load
Don’t mess with West Virginia - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"This is special because it's West Virginia,'' Huggins said.
Where was turning point? - Times West Virginian
West Virginia's Butler is Final Four's most important player - Sporting News
Also has a video in the margin
"So Icy" Keeps Team Loose - WVIllustrated.com
No offense Geoff, but it's "Icey"
Oh, to be youthful in school - Martinsburg Journal
I wish I was still a student for this run
Around the League (and Beyond):
The Butler bonus: compatibility - ESPN
A Final Four appearance matters more to the Bulldogs than it would to, say, Kentucky
Pittsburgh: Oregon Ducks hasn't asked to speak to Jamie Dixon - SI.com (AP)
It doesn't mean they haven't talked to him, just that they didn't ask
What's On Tap:
Final Four Send Off - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University community is invited to a send-off rally for the WVU men’s basketball team as the Mountaineers depart for the Final Four in Indianapolis. The send-off rally will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, inside the WVU Coliseum.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
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Cheerleaders Gallery of the Week:
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Today's Miss Throwdown is a Colombian model...and that's good enough for me. Here's a nice Paola Corvea gallery. Also, I couldn't decide which video to use, so I used all of them...it is Hump Day after all.
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