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How did I miss this? "Hot Rod" Hundley is having his number retired at the game Saturday. Can we start some kind of movement to do something nicer than what looks like a cheap used car sale sign like we have for Jerry West? They both deserve more and it looks cheap!! Anyway, there's a full slate of BE games this weekend and the women get to prove how good they are Sunday on ESPNU. Suggestions and requests are always welcomed. Have a great weekend everybody!!
What You May Have Missed:
Hundley's 33 to Be Retired Saturday - MSNsportsNET.Com
The former #1 overall draft pick finally gets his due at his alma mater. Many great stories are around about Hundley's antics and prowess. Those that saw him play and do the things he did, speak of him in a reverence...and to a degree more than Mr. West.
NCAA College Basketball Rankings - RPI - CBSSports.com
#8 and ahead of Kentucky
Women's Bracketology - ESPN
I'm a couple days late with this one, but...#3 in the Memphis region, playing in Pittsburgh (as of now).
Answering The Call - BlueGoldNews.com
"West Virginia's defending national champion rifle team faced its toughest test of the season to date, but responded in fine fashion by knocking off the top-ranked Nanooks of Alaska-Fairbanks on Thursday." "The Mountaineers moved to 8-0 on the season by recording an aggregate score of 4697 -- tops in the nation this year. Previously, UAF had recorded scores of 4691 and 4692."
News of Note:
WVU a basketball school? - Times West Virginian
Let the debate begin...
Checking in on Big East players at East-West Shrine practice - ESPN
Alric Arnett is impressing.
Ronald Powell heads up top 100 football recruits in Class of 2010 - SI.com
#15, #37 & #88 have us mentioned
Around the League (and Beyond):
USC Trojans emerge as college football's team of the decade - ESPN
I won't go so far as to say we deserve to be on this list, but I think we at least deserve consideration. VT, really?!? TCU?!?!
What's On Tap:
Villanova vs. St. John's - SI.com
Saturday at noon from MSG on ESPN
Rutgers vs. Georgetown - SI.com
Saturday at noon from the Phone Booth in DC on ESPN 360 and MASN
Ohio State vs. West Virginia - SI.com
Saturday at 2 pm from the Coliseum on CBS
Marquette vs. Syracuse - SI.com
Saturday at 2 pm from the Dome on ESPNU
DePaul vs. Notre Dame - SI.com
Saturday at 2 pm from the Joyce Center on ESPN 350 and MASN.
Texas vs. Connecticut - SI.com
Saturday at 4 pm from Hartford on CBS
Cincinnati vs. Louisville - SI.com
Sunday at noon from Freedom Hall on ESPN 360 and MASN
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
The #11 women take on #5 ND on Sunday at 1 pm from the Joyce Center on ESPNU.
Pittsburgh vs. Seton Hall - SI.com
Sunday at 2 pm from the Prudential Center in Newark on ESPN 360, MASN and Fox Sports Pittsburgh.
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The Women of 24...All of Them:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a native of Louisiana, former Miss USA, model and actress. She jumped into our hearts with a memorable Doritos commercial during the Super Bowl. Please welcome Ally Landry.
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