The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (3/23/10) Edition

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With the women bowing out of their NCAA Tournament to Baylor last night, WVU basketball season is now officially over. Attention now turns to spring football, which will begin on Monday for the Mountaineers. The servers for the Daily Mail and Gazette seem to have crashed. If they are back up this morning, I will do an update around lunchtime. Plenty of other coverage to peruse is after the jump, though.

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What You May Have Missed:

Football Gold-Blue Game Tickets on Sale - MSNsportsNET.Com

Ten quarterbacks to watch this college season – Orlando Sentinel
Guess who's on the list

Questions surround WVU football - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Jock Sanders worked out individually for Rams, Buccaneers - National Football Post

Stroudsburg grad Chris Neild pops up on NFL's radar - Pocono Record

Baylor Hangover:

Brittney Griner leads Baylor into Sweet 16 with pounding of WVU - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

Mountaineers Fall to Baylor - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Women's Basketball Game Recap: Baylor 82 WVU 68 - WVillustrated.com

Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
Head Coach Mike Carey during the West Virginia - Baylor postgame press conference.

News of Note:

WVU's Huggins Discusses Underclassmen and the NBA Draft - WVillustrated.com

What will be look of WVU’s future backcourt? - Times West Virginian
Rumors abound...

Conference affiliation means little - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Posts Style Archive: Tournament Edition – Luke Winn – SI.com
Casey made the list with the Stargate patterns shaved into his head

Recruiting:

Jackson to the Mountaineers - Yahoo! Sports
More on Jackson's verbal

WVU Gets Commitment from 2012 LB Joseph Jackson - WVillustrated.com

Around the League (and Beyond):

List of college basketball firings/ coaching changes, March 2011 - Rumble In The Garden

NCAA Admits Backcourt Violation Call Was Incorrect. Syracuse Fans Feel So Much Better. - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Casual Investigation! Is The Big East Damned to Eternal Suckiness? - Casual Hoya

Rumor: Wayns Considering NBA - VUhoops.com

Inspired By Walker, Calhoun's Freshmen Have Grown Up Fast - Hartford Courant

UConn Coach Paul Pasqualoni Has A Lot Of Quarterbacks To Look At This Spring - Hartford Courant

Michaelee Harris suffers second knee injury, will miss spring practice - Card Chronicle

USF Spring Practice Starts Up Again, Gives Us Something To Talk About - Voodoo Five

Some offensive progress shows for Pitt - PPG

Pitt Basketball: Jamie Dixon - Coach Of The Year...Really? - Cardiac Hill
I saw the headline over at the PPG and then went over to the Pitt blog to find they had the same reaction as I did.

Rutgers announces deal to outsource sale of athletic tickets - Star Ledger
I wonder if something like this is in the offing at WVU

NCAA tournament: Winners and losers through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament - ESPN

Meyer For Tressel...in 2012? - Pre-Snap Read

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is American model Hope Dworaczyk. Click on her picture to get to an awesome gallery.

Sweet Water Motor Boat image via www.bruguru.com

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