2012 NFL Draft – Top Linebackers

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Temple to take West Virginia’s spot in the Big East?

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The Big East has a slot open now that West Virginia is being allowed to leave immediately for the Big 12 conference. Who will grab it? Possibly Temple who played in the Big East in football only from 1991-2004, but was forced out of the league. Now that the Big East has less options, and their college football situation is so awful, suddenly Temple doesn’t seem so bad.

It played as an independent and eventually landed in the Mid-American Conference in 2007. The Owls’ other sports programs, including men’s and women’s basketball, are in the Atlantic 10.

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West Virginia to Replace Missouri in Big 12

The carousel keeps moving in college football conference expansion and relocation. Today it leaked that the West Virginia Mountaineers have been approved to replace Missouri Tigers in the Big 12 conference. The conference board of directors approved the move to take place once the Mizzou move to the SEC is complete.

WVU leaving the Big East obviously leaves an already very weak football conference to become even weaker. The Big East is already reeling from the loss of TCU, Syracuse and UConn. The Mountaineers over the Tigers probably means a push in football, but an upgrade in college basketball.

Here’s more from the AP:

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#18 West Virginia Mountaineers: College Football 77 in 77

The tallest midget. The most intelligent Kardashian sister. The most interesting reality “star.” The richest man in Joliet. The least fattening funnel cake. These are all synonyms for the best team in the Big East. Yes, it’s a super conference in college basketball; but in college football…well, I’ve already thrown up enough this week.

And in 2011, the most sober frat boy award goes to…..the West Virginia Mountaineers. Hey someone need to snag that BcS bid.

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West Virginia’s Ebanks is a Draft Wildcard

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By Paul M. Banks and David Kay

In helping lead West Virginia to their first college basketball Final Four since 1958, extremely gangly (6-9, 205) forward Devin Ebanks helped his NBA Draft stock; or did he?

At the Final Four, Bob Huggins discussed why his two stars didn’t leave school for “the league” right away. Da’Sean Butler stuck around all four years and Ebanks stayed in beautiful Morgantown for two.

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Duke vs. West Virginia: the “Varsity Game” tonight

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By Paul M. Banks

INDIANAPOLIS- It’s easy to look at the seedings, #1 vs. #2, and think that this game is the “varsity contest” (the fact that it’s the primetime, and not the early game only intensifies this idea) and Butler-Michigan State the J.V., but don’t make that mistake.

What has this tournament been if not unpredictable? As Disco Stu from “The Simpsons” once said, “If these trends continue…” we’ll end up with more underdog winners.

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Hey, a Top 10 Team is Playing in Chicago Tonight!

#9 West Virginia visits DePaul Tonight. Here’s what’s going down.

By Paul M. Banks

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Evan Turner, Buckeyes Stoned in Morgantown

By Hans Hetrick

After a promising three game win streak and the seemingly complete restoration of Evan Turner, the Ohio State Buckeyes turned to stone in Morgantown Saturday against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Before Saturday, the Buckeyes looked destined to make a serious run at the Big Ten title, and the possibility of a deep run through March Madness grew with every Evan Turner explosion to the rim.

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