The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (12/23/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and a few distractions. Today we're being brought to you by Březňák in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

It's the Day Before the Day Before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, except me...trolling the net for content below. The men are back in action tonight against a formidable #15 Ole Miss team. There will be an edition tomorrow and maybe something small on Christmas as well (I'm gonna play that one by ear and see what's happening). Something tells me I'm supposed to do something of importance on here a bit later today, but I'm not sure what it is. I'm sure it'll come to me. Think...think... The tips, suggestions and requests have been great, but more is always better. Let's get going....

What You May Have Missed:

WVU Football Season Honors - BlueGoldNews.com

All-Decade Varsity Sports Teams - MSNsportsNET.Com

Gator Bowl Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Finally, a Good playoff/bowl simulation - SI.com/FanNation

Mountaineers in the NFL - WVIllustrated.com

Costly kick in the teeth to bowl teams - SignOnSanDiego.com
Thanks to JP Fanshawe for the find.

News of Note (FB):

Devine, Sanders share WVU offensive honor - Charleston Gazette

Catching up with Big East, Herd bosses - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

Gator Bowl closing in on record ticket sales - Charleston Daily Mail

Big Sunday for Brown - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Stewart: WVU underdog in Gator Bowl - Times West Virginian

News of Note (BB):

Huggins to Nation - WVIllustrated.com
Huggs gives the best interviews, talks, etc. Video inside.

WVU coach says team lacking focus and intensity - Charleston Daily Mail

Ole Miss Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Preview: Ole Miss - BlueGoldNews.com

No. 6 WVU hosts No. 15 Ole Miss - Times West Virginian

No. 6 vs No. 15 at the Coliseum - WVIllustrated.com

WVU ready for Ole Miss pressure - Charleston Gazette

Mississippi to challenge WVU tonight - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Kansas, Texas, Kentucky, Duke No. 1 seeds in Bracket Watch - SI.com

An in-depth look at the decade in college basketball - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

WVU Upends UMBC - MSNsportsNET.Com
79-45

Women's Basketball: WVU Up Two Spots in Rankings - MSNsportsNET.Com

Recruiting:

Troy Gloster Leads Stars - WVIllustrated.com

What's On Tap:

Mississippi Rebels vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
Tonight at 7:30 from the Coliseum on ESPN2. The line has us by 11.

Harvard Crimson vs. Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
Noon today from the Phone Booth in DC. Hoyas are giving 13.5.

Delaware Fightin Blue Hens vs. Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
Tonight at 7 from the Pavilion in Philly. Villanova is giving 29.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Nikita Mescheriakov latest Georgetown Hoyas player to transfer - SI.com (AP)

No. 11 Connecticut beats Maine 71-54 - SI.com

Syracuse men's basketball pounds Oakland (Mich.) - syracuse.com
92-60

Cincinnati Bearcats recover for victory over Winthrop - Cincinnati Enquirer
74-57

Strong plans to tap Sanford's mind to bring spread offense to Louisville football - Courier-Journal

Brown sparks Pitt's 74-49 win against Ohio - PPG

Rutgers men's basketball cruises past St. Peter's, 66-42, behind Mike Rosario and Hamady Ndiaye - Star Ledger

Leavitt enthused over JuCo recruits - Tampa Tribune

Videos of Interest:

Thanks to JP Fanshawe for the find again.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Lutz sent me this one.

And a Christmas Classic Clip:

Christmas Babes Gallery of the Day:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous model of Czech background. She claims they're real, but I contend they fail the "shape changing when laying flat on the back" test. Still magnificent, nonetheless, she can keep me warm anytime. Here's Denise Milani.


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