The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thanksgiving (11/26/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and entertainment. Today we're being brought to you by Club Colombia, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown. That makes 27.

There's lots to keep you occupied/distracted inside. Plenty of articles and a few good videos to be thankful for as well. Everyone please have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be safe!!! I'll try to have something else up later today also. The tipline is always open. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Tickets remain for WVU-Pitt - Charleston Daily Mail

Preview: Backyard Brawl -

Game Preview: Pitt -

Pittsburgh-West Virginia is college football game of week - Cory McCartney -

Backyard Brawl chat transcript featuring Colin Dunlap and Paul Zeise - PPG

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 13 preview - ESPN

News of Note (FB):

Pitt thinking 'Brawl' this week, not BCS - ESPN

Western Pennsylvania players staying away from West Virginia - PPG

WVU's Austin gets a taste of heated rivalry - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Gorman: In the middle of a Backyard Brawl - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
I could not take my WVU degree and go to work for Pitt and root for about you readers?

Numbers down, but Pitt TE Byham is fired up - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Addition of Cignetti good for Panthers - Charleston Daily Mail

Back-to-back top 10 football foes really rare for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

Multi-tasking Dickerson has helped Panthers - Charleston Daily Mail

Offensive line play key against Panthers - Charleston Gazette
That might be the understatement of the year.

Wannstedt proof that success can take time - Charleston Gazette

Tradtion -

Sowers has done it all at West Virginia - Inter-Mountain

Seniors’ last home game set for Friday - Register-Herald

WVU hosts No. 9 Pitt in rivalry game - Times West Virginian

Today should be about rivalries - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column.......if nothing else, I've learned one thing by doing this daily.....nobody cranks out as many articles as Bob Hertzel.

WVU looks to reverse its season vs. Pitt - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

For WVU, it’s about bowl position - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Pitt leads series vs. Mountaineers - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Pittsburgh is old-school, West Virginia 21st century - Bluefield Daily Telegraph (AP)

News of Note (BB):

Men's Basketball: WVU to Take on Long Beach - MSNsportsNET.Com

Preview: Long Beach State -

West Virginia vs. Long Beach St. Game Preview -

Andy Katz: Loaded field at the 76 Classic provides a holiday feast - ESPN

WVU battles Long Beach State - Times West Virginian

Andy Katz's Daily Word: News and notes from the 76 Classic - ESPN

West Virginia forward Devin Ebanks to make season debut on Thursday - ESPN

76 Classic field will prepare WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU hoping to begin tourney trip with a run on 'The Beach' - Charleston Gazette

Women's Basketball: WVU Heads to Nugget Classic - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU women in Reno for tourney - Times West Virginian


EerSports on the Recruiting Trail: Nov. 25

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Long Beach State 49ers - ESPN
2 p.m. today at the Anaheim Convention Center on ESPNU. Line has WVU by 15.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Pitt's Wannstedt maintains discipline on and off the field - PPG

Pitt confident despite loss to No. 3 Texas - PPG

With the three top 100 recruits, the Syracuse Orange have the top early recruiting class in the Big East - ESPN

Cincinnati Bearcats senior class will be remembered as one of the best - Cincinnati Enquirer

Louisville basketball all business and turkey in Vegas - Courier-Journal

Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty has become most disruptive special teams player in program history - Star Ledger

Back to basketball -

South Florida Bulls linebacker Kion Wilson overcomes personal tragedy - ESPN

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

These are both awesome.

Thanksgiving Gallery:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the Colombian beauty who stars in one of the funniest shows on TV right now, Modern Family. Let's all give thanks for Sofia Vergara.

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