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Talk about a home run!!! Just last week, Mickey was reporting that there was no interest from Mr. Luck. Now...welcome home Ollie!!! Also, Jedd Gyorko was drafted in the second round of the amateur draft by the San Diego Padres on Monday. And...the conference re-alignment has OFFICIALLY begun with Colorado announcing a move to the Pac-10. Sorry for the delay today, it's been a crazy morning. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. UPDATED at 4:20 with a few more links. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Luck is With the Mountaineers - MSNsportsNET.Com
...and here's the OFFICIAL word (I was kinda nervous until this one was posted)
Gyorko Named Wallace Award Semifinalist - MSNsportsNET.Com
...after being selected 59th overall by the Padres in the draft
News of Note:
7 On 7 Begins - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Jeremy Johnson Arrives - WVMETRONEWS.COM
A dip into history books - Times West Virginian
Mazzulla wants to lead WVU - Martinsburg Journal
Around the League (and Beyond):
College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
He doesn't have very hopeful things to say about our conference situation on page 2
Nebraska exits Big 12; UT, A&M meet to discuss plan - Houston Chronicle
"Nebraska has accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten and will announce its intentions Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday."
What's On Tap:
Soccer: US-England Watch Party at Damon's - MSNsportsNET.Com
2 pm Saturday at Damon's in Morgantown....for the soccer fans out there
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
With the new Karate Kid movie coming out soon...I thought this was appropriate. Warning: NSFW language.
World Cup Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Mexican model Fernanda Lopez.
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