Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown. Today's edition is dedicated to Jasper Howard.
I honestly don't feel it would be right to have the usual extras today, in light of the tragedy in Connecticut. This will mean nothing to anyone who is directly involved, but today's post will just be the links. My thoughts and prayers are with Jasper Howard's family, friends, coaches and teammates.
What You May Have Missed:
Police: UConn football player stabbed to death - CNN.com
"Cornerback Jasper Howard called his mom Saturday night after Connecticut beat Louisville, and he was given the game-winning ball. He was thrilled."
2009 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 8 - ESPN
We're baaaackkkkk! Not that it is anything to get excited over. Keep winning and the rankings will take care of themselves.
NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 7 - ESPN
They're still ignorant sluts.
2009 Mountaineer Madness Men's BBall Team Introduction - You Tube
There are more videos in the "Related Videos" section on this page.
Mountaineer Madness - MSNsportsNET.Com
Photo gallery link inside
Madness In Morgantown - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link from Friday evening's events at the Coliseum.
Scout.com: Video: Mountaineer Madness
Highlights from West Virginia's Mountaineer Madness basketball event on Friday night.
News of Note:
West Virginia defense stands out in victory - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"The West Virginia defense was stout against Marshall, giving up just 207 yards to the Thundering Herd."
It's wait and see on Brown's head injury - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's post-game notebook.
Brown's status uncertain for UConn game - Charleston Gazette
Up in the air - Times West Virginian
"No update on Brown’s status"
UConn has heavy hearts going to WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Kickin' Success - Martinsburg Journal
WVU and Michigan Battling for Prized Cornerback Christian? - Eersports.com
"Pittsburgh cornerback Cullen Christian has two favorites: WVU and Michigan."
Around the League (and Beyond):
Rest in peace young man.
Jasper Howard image via theuconnblog.com