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The seemingly long wait is over. WVU opens the tournament today with the first game of the entire day. Good lord, the Big East can't have a worse showing than yesterday...can it? Let's all hope not. There's lot's inside to cover. A win today will also signal another edition of the S/T on Sunday morning. The 2nd Round of the Hump Day Hottie Bracket is up and polls are open. Today's Game Thread will follow shortly. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. Time to start the show...
I almost forgot the most important part:
What You May Have Missed:
Quick Take: Round 1: WVU vs. Morgan State - WVIllustrated.com
"Motivation Through Hard Times"
News of Note:
Love affair with state drives West Virginia - PPG
"We are West Virginia's team"
Overcoming history - Times West Virginian
Bryant hoping to bounce back at the point - Charleston Gazette
Video Interviews - WVIllustrated.com
Butler, Smith and Jones
Around the League (and Beyond):
Upsets take tourney to new level - ESPN
The 2010 edition of the best day in college sports turned into arguably the greatest opening day in NCAA tournament history.
Thank God That's Over - The Nova Blog
Nova escaped 73-70 in OT over Robert Morris
Syracuse's stellar regular season won't matter without tourney run - Post Season
The same can be said for us.
Kelly Whitney, former Seton Hall player, is arrested as alleged accomplice in Robert Mitchell case - Star Ledger
OK, this is just getting weird.
What's On Tap:
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on CBS
Morgan State Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
12:15 pm from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY. WVU is giving 18.
NCAA College Basketball Scores - ESPN
Here are the rest of today's games.
Videos of Interest:
Hey Buffalo.....Here we come!!!
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Some dude put together all available online clips to make one big super-trailer.
March Madness Cheerleaders Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is (according to Wiki): "a German and American model, actress, television host, business woman, fashion designer, television producer, artist, and occasional singer." Anyone with the nickname of "The Body" certainly has the credentials to serve as Miss Throwdown. Here's Mrs. Seal, Heidi Klum. I was going to use THIS PICTURE, but I was afraid someone (*ahem) might be offended by the nipples.
Buffalo Belgian Stout image via cms1.proximedia.com