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The WVU women have a chance to advance to their Sweet 16 tonight, but to do it they will have to beat #1 seed Baylor...on their home court. Elsewhere, Charley's post yesterday looks to have sparked a slew of articles in response to the Big East's tournament woes/national standing. There's also some updates on Da`Sean Butler and an interesting article on Jerry West that Caridi dug up.
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What You May Have Missed:
Looking back and moving forward - Times West Virginian
VSR: Bieski, Repella Athletes of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report
Update: Butler Good To Go - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video: Lakers Owner Tried To Blackball The Logo! - SPORTSbyBROOKS
Article and video - Thanks to Tony Caridi's Twitter feed
America’s Best College Sports Town: The Final Four - Clutch Blog
Vote for WVU here
News of Note:
Tall order for WVU women - Charleston Gazette (AP)
Mountaineers won't change for Baylor's star
Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
Head coach Mike Carey's comments during the West Virginia-Baylor press conference on Monday afternoon.
West Virginia Press Conference - Mountaineer TV
Liz Repella, Asya Bussie and Madina Ali during the West Virginia-Baylor press conference on Monday afternoon.
Big East No. 1 Hoop Conference - MSNsportsNET.Com
For years the Southeastern Conference was the gold standard in women’s college basketball. Fifteen years ago when Tennessee was frequently winning national titles, SEC women’s basketball was the measuring stick for all other women’s programs around the country.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Sympathy for Pitt? - BGN
See my response in the Videos of (Dis) Interest section
Requiem For An Unfrozen Caveman Basketball Coach - Anonymous Eagle
Just three years later, Marquette closes the door on the Tom Crean era.
Razorbacks still courting Anderson - Baxter Bulletin
It could change in an instant, of course, but as each day passes whatever is or isn't happening between Mike Anderson and Arkansas, indicates a decreasing likelihood that the Missouri Tigers basketball coach will become the Razorbacks basketball coach and that Arkansas attention could soon turn to Marquette coach Buzz Williams or Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall.
Defending the Big East (or not)
The Big East = overrated? - Rumble In The Garden
Charley started a trend
2011 NCAA Tournament: The Big East's LOL Weekend - BC Interruption
It's funny coming from a BC blog
What's On Tap:
(9) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (1) Baylor Lady Bears - ESPN
9:45 tonight from Waco on ESPN2
Video of Interest:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is an American actress that I have been looking and waiting for a decent full gallery to appear of so, I could feature it here. Finally, here's Aly (Alyson) Michalka (click on her picture).
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