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Ilya Kovalchuck DERP Video, Tech Hoops To Charleston, Joe Pa Ain't WAC: Around The Perimeter

Jackets: Georgia Tech hoops will compete in the 2011 Charleston Classic,  alongside the LSU Tigers, Saint Joseph's Hawks, Seton Hall Pirates, Tulsa Golden Hurricane, Virginia Commonwealth Rams, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, and Baylor Bears. That's not the most prestigious tourney lineup, but the ACC has traditionally done well, with the Miami Hurricanes and Clemson Tigers winning both of its completed runs so far.

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College football: Black Shoe Diaries, our Penn St. Nittany Lions community, defends Joe Paterno's pre-Big Ten Lions from the charge that they were basically the Boise St. Broncos program with the opposite uniform aesthetic. A sampling: in 1977 or 1982 alone, the Lions beat more ranked teams than the Broncos did from 2002 to 2008.

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Thrashers: The Atlanta Spirit Group takes its very deserved lumps, but finding a new home for Ilya Kovalchuk is looking to be one of their better moves. Besides getting booed at home and only scoring a handful of goals this year, he also does hilarious things like this:

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.