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What you may have missed:
NFL Game Center: Post Game - Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins - 2009 Preseason Week 1
Pat White's stats weren't impressive, yet NFL.com had this to say about him:
QB Pat White has an arm: Everybody thought about the 'Wildcat' when the Dolphins drafted White in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. But White showed that he could throw the ball, too. White displayed great decision making, he did not throw the ball up for grabs. Did not take any unnecessary chances. And his one interception was on a deflection.
Former Duke Blue Devils point guard Greg Paulus named Syracuse Orange starting quarterback - ESPN
Luckily, he's well trained in flopping from his time at Duke, so getting sacked shouldn't be too much of a transition.
St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger out two weeks with broken pinkie - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams expect to be without Marc Bulger for at least two weeks after the veteran quarterback suffered a broken pinkie finger on his throwing hand during practice Monday morning.
News of Note:
Ticket Sales halted for 3 more games - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Only tickets for Liberty and Colorado remain(before visitor tickets returned).
Lazear apparently past his '08 nightmares - The Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers take lesson from basketball in blocking kicks - Charleston Daily Mail
Big East to reveal bowl deal - The Charleston Gazette
It ain't earth shattering, but I think it's a step in the right direction, so long as the payouts are getting better.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino's family stand by him, refuse to get entrenched in sex scandal
Rick Pitino's Long Island-based family won't allow a "disturbed woman" to smear the family name, Pitino's sister-in-law told the Daily News Monday. The family has forgiven the Louisville coach for committing adultery six years ago.
Some recruits just don't measure up - Charleston Daily Mail
In related news, Santa Claus is revealed as a hoax.
Kyle Parker named Clemson's starting quarterback; Willy Korn expected to play in every game - ESPN
For those of you following the continuing Tajh Boyd Saga. "Swinney also said he will redshirt true freshman quarterback Tajh Boyd." So much for the early playing time that Tajh Boyd coveted. And Willy Korn is just a great name.
What's on Tap Tonight:
Being mid-August, there's not much on other than Major League Baseball on your locals.
For you belligerent gamblers/card players there's the WSOP on ESPN.
I'll spare the comments and just say there's Little League Girl's Softball on the Deuce.
Shaq vs. debuts tonight on ABC 8pm EDT - Tonight's foe is Ben "I'm not allowed to ride motorcycles anymore" Roethlisberger
Throwdown Girl of the Day:
Today's Girl is British heart-breaker Gemma Atkinson.