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WVU get's the first game on Thursday, but, must still wait to see who the opponent will be. As a result of the new tournament format, the Mountaineers will get the winner of the UAB/Clemson play-in/first round (whatever you want to call it) game on Tuesday. Bracket coverage galore today to go along with a bit of recruiting and football news. Do yourselves a favor and watch the JFlow/Headband saga. I've got it inside as well.
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What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Bob Huggins - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks about his team's No. 5 seeding in this year's NCAA tournament and possible matchups against either UAB or Clemson.
NCAA president Mark Emmert travels the country highlighting the merits of amateur status for players; others say the current system is unfair and should change - ESPN
Has a table showing which schools' Athletic Departments netted a profit last year
Defensive Tackle Julian Miller - Mountaineer TV
Defensive tackle Julian Miller visits with media recently inside Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Rifle Takes Second at NCAAs - MSNsportsNET.Com
By only 3 points....Congratulations to the Rifle Team for a GREAT showing, regardless of the result!!
News of Note:
UAB Or Clemson For Mountaineers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video, article and small gallery
For WVU, success has been fleeting - Charleston Gazette
Does West Virginia's basketball team this season have trouble living with success?
March to madness - Times West Virginian
WVU nabs No. 5 seed, to play Clemson-UAB winner Thursday
NCAA Selection Sights and Sounds - Mountaineer TV
Player reaction to be selected as a 5 seed in this year's NCAA tournament.
VIDEO: WVU NCAA Selection Sunday Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Joe, Jonnie, JFlow and KJ
Cam Thoroughman, John Flowers and Truck Bryant - Mountaineer TV
Cam Thoroughman, John Flowers and Truck Bryant talk about WVU being a No. 5 seed and what they expect to see out of either UAB or Clemson.
Joe Mazzulla and Kevin Jones - Mountaineer TV
Joe Mazzulla and Kevin Jones talk about what the team needs to do to win games and what they expect out of UAB or Clemson.
Referees must call every foul - Martinsburg Journal
Right on time, Mick
Around the League (and Beyond):
Five days later, Huskies on top of the world - The UConn Blog
Congrats to Kemba and the Huskies....good show
Joe Lunardi's Insider Bracket Guide - ESPN
Anybody can see this page, but to see the actual simulations, you must be an "Insider"
John Flowers and Headband: The Real Story - WVillustrated.com
Here's the article...
And here's the video:
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Just wanted to post these and get them out of the system while they are still somewhat relevant:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a model from Kazakhstan (insert your own obligatory "sexy time" joke here). Here's a lovely gallery of Tatiana Zavialova.
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