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Bucket Week Boilermakings

Women's basketball season starts off well - Graduation and injuries have expectations down a bit after last season's Elite 8 run, but the ladies started off with a dominant 70-37 win over Western Illinois. Brittany Rayburn led the boilers with 23, nearly outscoring the Leathernecks by herself.

Caden Shields goes to NCAA championships - I know we're not a strong Cross Country program, but junior Caden Shields became the first boiler to qualify for the NCAA championships since since 1987. He earned an at large bid, just one of two nationally.

Volleyball all but done - It was a rough weekend all around as the women's volleyball team dropped matches to Michigan (3-2) and Michigan State (3-0) on the road. The loss to Michigan State dropped them to 12-15 overall and just 4-12 in the Big Ten. #1 Penn State is up next and the Nittany Lions have not lost a match in almost three years.

Women's Soccer out of NCAA's - MAC champion Central Michigan dropped the Boilers 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. It was a disappointing finish for a team that was once ranked in the top 10 nationally this year and had a win over #6 Texas A&M.

Kyle Orton injured - Too bad, as he was playing well until an injury forced him out of yesterday's Broncos-Redskins game. He had to be replaced by member of the lucky sperm club Chris Simms, who is only in the NFL because his dad was Phil Simms.

Joe Lunardi, Dick Vitale, and Jay Williams are awesome - All three picked Purdue for the Final Four this year. No word on Digger's picks, but I am sure he wants the Big Ten relegated to Division III and both Pittsburgh and Uconn will meet int eh title game after toughing out wins over powers Wofford and William & Mary, respectively, Friday night.

Iowa loses season opener to prevent perfect Big Ten weekend - at home... to Texas... -San Antonio... by 12 points... breaking a 46 game winning streak in home openers. Ouch.

After all, they will be keeping score there - Tim Cary says to stop talking about the Final Four and says that if we get there, let's just win the whole damn thing. I concur, even though it would likely put my time of death around 10:30pm on Monday, April 5, 2010.

Someone bought a Defense Lives Here shirt - A sincere thank you is deserved. That is the first sale other than the one I bought for myself. If anyone else wants one for basketball season they are available here.