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Norfolk, Lehigh Send No. 2s Packing

Kyle O'Quinn's booming voice echoed through the halls, the jovial center for Norfolk State riding the euphoria of a monumental upset of Missouri as the words spilled out of his mouth faster than he could think. “We messed up some brackets! We messed up some brackets!” he bellowed, before turning a corner and seeing a pack of reporters. “We even messed up my bracket,” he said sheepishly. O'Quinn put together the finest game of his career at the biggest moment in the history of Norfolk State basketball. The senior finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds, helping the No. 15 seed Spartans to an 86-84 victory over the second-seeded Tigers on Friday/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo: Norfolk State's Brandon Wheeless celebrates after defeating Missouri 86-84 in an NCAA tournament)

Question: Do you prefer to root for Davids or Goliaths in athletic competition?

He-e-e-e-re Comes Santorum

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum claimed a surge of momentum and fundraising on Wednesday, a day after his shocking sweep of nominating contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri that dealt a blow to front-runner Mitt Romney. Even though Romney holds strong advantages in financing and organization, his campaign will have to refocus to fight the challenge from Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania known for his socially conservative views. “We definitely are the campaign with the momentum, the enthusiasm on the ground,” Santorum said on CNN/Reuters. More here. (AP photo: Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a primary night watch party Tuesday in St. Charles, Mo.)

Question: What happened to Romney?

Missourian Pulls In Record Catfish

Greg Bernal, 47, of Florissant, right, and Janet Momphard, 47, of St. Charles, pose for a picture with the 130-pound blue catfish Bernal pulled in at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday on the Missouri River. STLtoday.com, the website for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reported it appears to be a state record, topping a 117-pound  catfish caught on a trotline in the Osage River in 1964. Bernal said he fought the fish for 15 minutes and spent another half-hour lifting it into his boat near the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Stephanie S. Cordle)

Question: Do you like the taste of catfish?

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