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Gameday has finally reached us. We all know what's at stake. The story-lines have been beaten to death, ad hoc infinitum (including many inside today). To quote part of the Herm Edwards rant, "You play to WIN the game!!" We didn't come this far for the experience. 40 minutes for 40 more. We do what we do. Simple, yet it's the truth. Tips, suggestions and requests are always great and don't forget to VOTE. Everything you need to prepare yourself is after the jump...
To mix a couple quotes from Tony Caridi and Craig Ferguson:
"It's a great day for the Mountaineers, everybody!!!"
What You May Have Missed:
Final Four Countdown - West Virginia's Eyewitness Sports
Several stories and links on this one....Thanks Dave!!!
NCAA Basketball 2010: The BCS Version - Rush The Court
...and yes we'd get screwed here
WVUSportsBuzz - Twitpic
Several pics from the last couple days
DO WHAT WE DO - Spreadshirt
Get your copies of the "motto" T's here
WVU Basketball Photos - WVIllustrated.com
Photos from yesterday's shoot-around session
Friday At The Final Four - BGN
Dunking session video link
News of Note:
The intangibles behind Duke, W. Virginia, Butler, Michigan St. - Seth Davis - SI.com
Need I say it? I'll just abbreviate it...IS.
Duke vs. West Virginia - Andy Glockner - SI.com
and another: IS
West Virginia-Duke Timeline - MSNsportsNET.Com
Some memorable encounters from the series through the years are documented here.
Ready to Roll - MSNsportsNET.Com
Video interviews with Flowers and Ebanks
Player Comments - MSNsportsNET.Com
Video of Wells and KJ answering press questions
Da'Sean Butler is Awesome, Call's John Beilein's System "the best I've ever been a part of" - Maize n Brew
We at Maize n Brew are now Mountaineer fans. Go get 'em Da'Sean. - We've (WVU) got some new fans....from an unlikely place
News of the Enemy:
So Many Reasons To Root Against Duke - NCAABB FanHouse
I only need one...they're in our way right now
Indianapolis Star apologizes for Mike Krzyzewski illustration - SI.com (AP)
AWWWWWW, poor wittle guy
Drawing draws the ire of Coach K - Times West Virginian
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament National Semi-Finals on CBS
#5 Butler Bulldogs vs. #5 Michigan State Spartans - ESPN
6:07 pm EDT from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Spartans are giving 3.
#2 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #1 Duke Blue Devils - ESPN
Approx. 8:47 pm EDT from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Duke is giving 1.
Videos of Interest:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Sticking with the quasi-music theme I started back during the BET...he's a native Indianan and the song fits most of us native West Virginians.
This was too good not to post:
Car Show Babes Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous SI swimsuit model. She's from Russia and her full name is Anne Vyalitsyna, but she's better known as Anne V.
As a bonus, we get Irina Shayk in this one too:
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