The Shotgun/Throwdown: DePaul Gameday (1/26/10) Edition

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 Sagres, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Huggs leads the men into DePaul territory tonight. Will the second half of Saturday's win carry over? We shall see. There's a great article/interview by WVIllustrated's Geoff Coyle inside. Let's just say Mr. Brunetti should get used to this kind of attention. Tips, suggestions and requests always make my day. See you after the jump...

Let's GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

What You May Have Missed:

Gold And Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
#9 in both

Weekly Watch: Week 10 - ESPN
We get a couple mentions in "That's Impressive."

Bracketology - ESPN
Latest edition has us at #2 in the Midwest

Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
SI's version has us as a #3 in the South

SB Nation Bracketology: After A Bad Week For Texas, Villanova Jumps Up - SB Nation

WVU Varsity Sports Report - BlueGoldNews.com

Bulls' Wilson among East-West Shrine standouts - ESPN
"West Virginia's Alric Arnett, who had a strong week of practice leading up to the game, made three catches for 54 yards."

Tim Tebow Coming To Beckley!! - WVMETRONEWS.COM
The, um, "City of Champions" is hosting a Heisman winner. Let me contain the excitement (in my best dry humored, disappointed voice).

News of Note:

DePaul Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Preview: DePaul - BlueGoldNews.com

Suddenly, DePaul isn't a gimme - Charleston Gazette

WVU hits the road at DePaul - Register-Herald

'Resilient' describes this team - Charleston Gazette

Same Refrain - BlueGoldNews.com

WVU is dangerous if the right team plays - Charleston Daily Mail

The Search for 40 Minutes - WVIllustrated.com

WVU Bench Remains in a State of Flux - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Back To Business - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Breaking down the Big East race - Sporting News

Women's Basketball: WVU Still 16 in AP Poll - MSNsportsNET.Com

Recruiting:

Brunetti reaffirms commit to WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
As we reported yesterday.

Brunetti Accidentally Leaked His Big News - WVIllustrated.com
Kudos to Geoff Coyle for a GREAT interview!!!!

Around the League (and Beyond):

Boeheim takes over sixth place on career wins list - ESPN
After down 14-0 to start the game, Cuse rips G-Town 73 -56.

Pitt's play deteriorating of late - PPG

Louisville basketball finally thinking big - Courier-Journal

Standout Long Island prep linebacker Malcolm Cater commits to Rutgers - Star Ledger

In upset over No. 9 Pitt, Seton Hall proved it could win without the services of Jeremy Hazell - Star Ledger

Hoop Thoughts - Seth Davis - SI.com

John Calipari Insults ESPN Host on Live TV -- Back Porch FanHouse
He later tweeted that he and Bucigross go back a long way...to their roots in Pittsburgh. See, I knew there was a good reason not to like them (WVU fans/alumni from Pittsburgh are, of course, excluded from this generalization).

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. DePaul Blue Demons - ESPN
Tonight at 8:30 from Allstate Arena outside of Chicago. ESPN360 and MASN have live coverage. The Demons are getting 15.5.

Video of Interest:

I've been meaning to post this for a while.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

My thanks to one of our Miss Throwdowns, Diora Baird for finding this one. Here's a reminder of who she is, in case you've forgotten.

The F-PETA, We're Wearing Leather Gallery of the Week:

via coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is best known for her stint as hostess of E!'s Wild on... series and winning Dancing with the Stars. This body has given birth to four children. Here's the always lovely, Brooke Burke. (DWTS vids at the top, gallery at the bottom of the page linked).

via gallery.celebritypro.com


Sagres image via imagensdemarca.sapo.pt

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