Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Hedrick. That makes a Sweet 16.
It's November 11, Veterans Day, so please take a moment to honor and remember all of those who have served our country through the years. I'm sure some of the readers here are veterans and to them I want to express a very heartfelt "Thank You." Today is also my mother's birthday, so Happy Birthday Mom (not that she ever reads this). Yesterday was the U.S. Marine Corps 234th Birthday and I wish a belated Happy Birthday/thank you to them as well. Your
tips, suggestions and requests are always appreciated (and honored). Updated Noon (somehow I forgot about Metronews). Here we go...
What You May Have Missed:
Bill Stewart: Taking Down The Champs - WVMETRONEWS.COM Video
Coach Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com
Football: Selected Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com
Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM Audio
Preview: WVU - UC - BlueGoldNews.com
Tuesday night availability, what was said - 11/11/09 - 'Eers to the Ground / PPG Audio clips from the T-1000 and several players
Forde Yard Dash - ESPN
Women's Soccer: WVU Draws Loyola in NCAAs - MSNsportsNET.Com
Mountaineers in the NFL - WVIllustrated.com
2009 Big East Fearless Picks - Week 11 - Scout.com
News of Note (FB):
West Virginia's Stewart downplays injuries - PPG
WVU offense looking to get its groove back - Charleston Gazette
Miller stepping up for Mountaineer defense - Charleston Daily Mail
Collaros will get start against Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
Defense is key for WVU against Cincinnati - Times West Virginian
Fans tough on Stewart - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
News of Note (BB):
Truck Bryant Interview - WVIllustrated.com Video
Andy Katz's Daily Word: Taking a shot at ranking all 32 conferences - ESPN
Forde Minutes - ESPN
Fouls on secondary defenders, free throws on list of new rules - SI.com
WVU women's basketball promotions set - Charleston Daily Mail
Noah Cottrill ready to make WVU plans official - Charleston Daily Mail
Tobias Harris Talks About WVU Visit - EerSports.com You need to register (free) to read.
Tobias Harris Journal: It's Crunch Time - allkyhoops.com
Around the League (and Beyond):
Cincinnati's Tony Pike ready to play - Cincinnati Enquirer
Wannstedt, Weis now going in opposite directions - ESPN
No One Takes ND Lightly - Pitt Blather
Pitt Notebook: Notre Dame could be a trap for Panthers - PPG
The Big East deserves some respect - Courier-Journal
Thomas and Sharpe ready to face Louisville, the team both nearly played for - syracuse.com
Bulls have chance to improve bowl status, regain some mojo - Tampa Tribune
Rutgers' San San Te aware of previous key roles played by kickers in Thursday night ESPN games - Star Ledger
Seton Hall Pirates basketball player Keon Lawrence charged with DWI - ESPN
Villanova recruit's age in question - Philadelphia Inquirer
What Is Next for Cal’s Jahvid Best After Horrific Fall? - The Quad Blog/NYTimes.com
Many veterans were athletes - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
Frank Buckles is taking on one last battle for WWI - WVIllustrated.com Great story on the last surviving US veteran of WWI. He's a native of Missouri, but now makes his home in WV. Includes a video feature at the bottom.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This is just cool.
Travel Advisory Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous representative from the former Soviet Bloc. She hails from Bulgaria and is a former Playboy Playmate (from their version). Here's Nikoleta Lozanova.