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So much for a slow news week during the long layoff between BB games. GEEZ!!! It's like the WVU news world exploded yesterday afternoon. AD news, FB news, BB news...I've got most, if not all, of it covered inside. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming and don't forget to send in your bracket submissions. I'm extending your deadline for submission until noon next Thursday. You can nominate more than one girl. I'm not sure if I was clear on that. It's all inside after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Big East Tournament bracket update - Card Chronicle
What the bracket would look like if season were over before yesterday's games. Well done fellas.
News of Note:
New WVU AD Search Underway - BGN
Includes some possibilities mentioned to fill the slot.
Pastilong leaves mark with WVU - Times West Virginian
Stewart Outlines 2010 Plans - WVIllustrated.com
Included are the new coaching assignments.
Look at WVU depth chart reveals noteworthy moves - Charleston Gazette
"On the released depth chart, once heralded wideout Logan Heastie did not make the grade, although he was listed on the team roster. Mike Montoro, WVU director of football communications, said Heastie is dealing with "personal issues'' that includes whether to keep playing the sport. The 6-foot-2 redshirt freshman, said Montoro, is not suspended nor in academic trouble."
Chris Beatty: Taking Over - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link - interview with the newly named Recruiting Coordinator
Around the League (and Beyond):
Championship Week(s) Primer - Card Chronicle
Very nice guide here for the entire NCAA men's BB world over the next week or so.
Austin Freeman of Georgetown has developed diabetes, which shouldn't affect basketball career - Washington Post
This should be manageable and I certainly wish him all the best.
Syracuse quarterback Greg Paulus to work out at Carrier Dome pro day - ESPN
Good luck with that.
Oregon State University and University of Oregon sports finances in the red - Oregonian
This is one of a couple things I will give EP ALL the credit in the world for...keeping us out of the red.
A bond forged through heartbreak and tragedy, symbolized by a pin - ESPN
Really good article.
Texas coach Rick Barnes not obsessed with winning national title - Dallas Morning News
"We would love to win a national championship, but we're not obsessed with it because we're obsessed with these guys trying to live their NBA dream." - hmm, interesting
What's On Tap:
Seton Hall Pirates vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - Conversation - March 04, 2010 - ESPN
Gird your loins again...it's the battle for the Garden State, tonight at 7 pm on ESPN from the RAC. Pirates are giving 3.5.
Providence Friars vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
9 pm tonight on ESPN2 from the Pete. Panthers are giving 11.
Video of (Semi)Interest:
You can download the whole song HERE.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
The guys from OKGo are back with another wild video...this time with an awesome Rube Goldberg machine.
Smoking Gallery of the Week:
Um, smoking is bad. MMM-K? But this is good.
Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous Eastern European. She hails from Romania. Please welcome Catrinel Menghia. The banner pic leads to multiple galleries, but THIS LINK leads to my favorite one.
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