Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Polar Beer, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.
Sorry for the delay (my boss is a professional hoverer and this editor keeps locking up on me). I hope the content makes up for it, somewhat. Almost is the only way to describe that game Saturday, and unfortunately, that ain't good enough. Lot's of recruiting news inside and probably too much USF fallout news as well (but I think it's worth reading). Tips, suggestions and requests can be submitted here. Without further adieu...
What You May Have Missed:
Swimming: West Virginia Defeats Pitt - MSNsportsNET.Com
Anytime we beat Pitt in anything, it's worth posting.
Joyce Center: House of Horror - MSNsportsNET.Com
Antonik's weekly ramblings opening theme turned out to be prophetic. Lots of other little tidbits in here that are worth reading, though.
News of Note:
Versatile Ebanks paves way for West Virginia - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
This was obviously written before he disappeared Sat night.
Jones is doing it all for WVU - Register-Herald
Nehlen feels Longhorns' pain in the shoulder - Charleston Gazette
...the article mentioned by JP Fanshawe.
Defense, Defense, Defense - MSNsportsNET.Com
Nice article on the women.
An Ideal Mountaineer - EerSports
Darius Millines is profiled.
Team Rankings - Rivals.com
I rarely peruse Rivals, but they have our incoming recruiting class (assuming all stick to their word, which can be hard for an 18 yo) ranked 12th. Wow.
Blake Sims de-commits to Bama, reopens recruitment - AJC College Sports Recruiting
"He now says he has completely re-opened his recruitment and is considering Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, West Virgina and Michigan as well as Alabama."
Around the League (and Beyond):
From Bad to Worse - Protect R Turf
Rutgers C Greg Echenique will transfer from Rutgers.
Alabama will display BCS championship trophy at Walmart - ESPN
SO many jokes in this one, the head might explode.
What's On Tap:
Villanova Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
Tonight at 7 from Freedom Hall on ESPN's Big Monday. The line has Louisville giving 3.
Video of Interest:
Here's a Baylor's Brittney Griner throwing it down in their 99-18 victory over Texas St. I have it set to start at the point that matters.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
The movie will probably suck (like most TV to movie adaptations) but this trailer at least brings back fond memories.
This Week in Bodypainting:
I found a gallery of Miss Greene's ad campaign.
Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Venezuelan who was featured on a previous S/T sponsor add. Here's Jessika Grau.
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