The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (1/29/10) Edition

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

Another big Big East BB weekend is upon us. There's a full slate including both Louisville men's and women's teams visiting the Coliseum tomorrow. Here's my plea for the students to be extra creative. Rick Pitino doesn't come to town that often. Help him remember it. I won't waste anymore time here because there's lots inside to cover. Remember, suggestions and requests are always welcomed. Have a great weekend everybody and stay warm!!

Let's GOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN

Power Rankings - SI.com

Final surprise: Coach who made blindfolded half-court shot gets Final Four tickets after all - ESPN

News of Note:

CC Flashback: The Return - Card Chronicle

...re-tread of an article from last year about Huggs. That's where the cartoon came from.

West Virginia is a national title threat thanks to Kevin Jones - Dime Magazine

West Virginia is wary of Louisville men's basketball frontcourt - Courier-Journal

WVU's Flowers keeps Mountaineers loose - Charleston Daily Mail

Huggins says things aren't 'all bad' - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU Team Report - WV Illustrated

Huggins and Pitino Renew Rivalry - WV Illustrated

Gold-Blue tradition scrapped for Geno - Charleston Gazette

WVU players big hit - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Devine back for senior year - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"I told my family that I wanted to get my degree," added Devine. "And, there is something special about being a senior here at West Virginia that I wanted to experience."

A look at Big East alums in the Senior Bowl - ESPN

Brown, Pike among QBs emerging from Tebow's shadow - Sporting News

Senior Bowl: Practice Week All-Stars - Scout.com
A certain QB from Florida isn't on this list, but one from WVU leads it off.

Jarrett Brown working on his future - Charleston Daily Mail

Reed Williams Played Hurt - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio link.

'06 hits and misses from the Big East - ESPN

Big East bucks will grow - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU looks into adding luxury boxes - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Recruiting:

Rivals.com predicts where top 2010 recruits go on Signing Day - SI.com

Leslie's Visit Long Overdue - WV Illustrated

Chip Shots - Morgan Messenger

Around the League (and Beyond):

Defense storms to win against St. John's - PPG
Pitt beats St. John's 63-53.

Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. plans to stay - ESPN

Big East Notebook: Looking for Real Friars -- NCAABB FanHouse

Seton Hall drops 76-74 overtime loss to South Florida - Star Ledger

Back-to-back Big East wins - Tampa Tribune
USF finally accomplished this after 5 seasons in the league.

Is this Rutgers men's team on pace to become the worst in Big East history? - Star Ledger

Syracuse student section cranks up numbers and volume in the Dome - Post Standard

What's On Tap:

Louisville vs. West Virginia - SI.com
Noon Saturday from the Coliseum on ESPN.

Marquette vs. Connecticut - SI.com
Noon Saturday from the XLC in Hartford on ESPN 360 and MASN.

Duke vs. Georgetown - SI.com
1 pm Saturday from the Phone Booth in DC on CBS.

Syracuse vs. DePaul - SI.com
2 pm Saturday from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL on ESPN 360 and MASN.

Notre Dame vs. Rutgers - SI.com
6 pm Saturday from the RAC on ESPN2.

Louisville Cardinals vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (Women) - ESPN
Saturday at 7 pm from the Coliseum on WVPBS.

Providence vs. Cincinnati - SI.com
8 pm Saturday from 5th 3rd in Cinci on ESPNU.

Pittsburgh vs. South Florida - SI.com
1 pm Sunday from the USF Sun Dome on ESPN360 and MASN.

Video of Interest:

Chip Fontanazza and Greg Hunter breakdown WVU's incoming recruiting class and talk about the effects Doc Holliday has had on Marshall and West Virginia's recruits.

I give up. For some reason, the editor keeps discarding the code. If you want to see it, go to:

http://www.wvmetronews.com/onTheClockMediaPlayer.cfm?storyID=34929

Video of (Dis)Interest:

The music tells the story.

Ass Pose Gallery/Poll of the Week:

Here's a poll I can really get behind. Get in and VOTE!!!!

via coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another busty Brit from Northumberland. Here's Françoise Boufhal.

via soccerlens.com

Marston's Pedigree image via www.chasepub.co.uk

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