Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Gatorade, to help with the hangover from the weekend.
Disappointed, upset, depressed, contempt...these are a few of the bad things we
may still be feeling today. We should also be feeling tremendous pride in what this team did. This was a special team that accomplished more than many thought possible. It's also just the start. We'll be back to the Final Four again...and beyond. I believe that and sooner rather than later. So celebrate a wonderful season and don't dwell so much on the final game. It's still a great day for the Mountaineers everybody!! Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. Don't forget to VOTE if you haven't yet. Our UHH Champion will be crowned tonight. Also, Happy Birthday little brother!! See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Loss, injury stings West Virginia's Butler - ESPN
Mountaineers Praise Duke - MSNsportsNET.Com
Butler Wins Lowes Senior CLASS Award - MSNsportsNET.Com
Butler's injuries worse than thought - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU senior's injury worse than initially reported - WVIllustrated.com
Unlucky injury clouds Butler’s NBA future - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
Butler’s college career deserved better finish - Times West Virginian Hertzel Column
WVU Players: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews Video
Post-game Player Interviews - WVIllustrated.com Videos: Deniz, Da`Sean, Joe and KJ
Final Four draws highest TV ratings in five years - SI.com
WVU Basketball Photos - WVIllustrated.com Last look from the game.
News of Note:
I'm Sad, But Proud - WVMetroNews
WVU season won’t soon be forgotten - Times West Virginian
The Good With The Bad - WVIllustrated.com
Mountaineers Filled State With Pride - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Don’t forget WVU’s numerous achievements this season - Register-Herald Mickey's Column
"Huggy Bear" makes an appearance - CBSSports.com
Video: Huggins consoles Butler in front of millions - The Dagger
A state embraces its star - Martinsburg Journal
"One Shining Moment" - WVMetroNews Hoppy's Commentary
NCAA notebook: Butler's WVU career ends in painful way - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia's Bob Huggins shows softer side with Butler embrace - Andy Staples - SI.com
I Guess Bob Huggins Is a Human Being After All - Voodoo Five
Painful ending for WVU - Boston Herald (AP)
Loss shows great lengths of WVU's work - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU's offense never got on track vs. Duke - Charleston Gazette
Not a pretty picture in Final Four - Charleston Gazette
WVU's patented comeback wasn't to be - Charleston Gazette
Duke dooms WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Duke was simply too good - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
The road dead-ends for WVU in a devil of a loss - Charleston Daily Mail
Mountaineers paid price for defensive lapses - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers' climb comes up a little short - PPG
Season ends in mountain of pain - Register-Herald (AP)
Butler-Duke is no Cinderella matchup - Charleston Daily Mail Casazza's Notebook - included is a bit about Ebanks' future
Ebanks' decision will impact WVU - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Mountaineer faithful celebrate in Indianapolis - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Around the League (and Beyond):
Butler's Stevens already a creature of habit, model of excellence - SI.com
Bulldogs' Mack, Gordon improved under Dixon's guidance in summer - PPG
Collaros impressive in early going - Cincinnati Enquirer
Orange star nose tackle back in Syracuse, but only for a visit - Post Standard
Louisville football’s Dexter Heyman returns to familiar spot at linebacker - Courier-Journal
Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu sees the difference a year can make - Star Ledger
Giddins making name for self - Tampa Tribune
Holliday Reacts To Players Arrest - WVMetroNews
What's On Tap:
The Mountaineer men's basketball team will be arriving back in Morgantown at the Coliseum at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Come out to support the team after they just completed one of the greatest seasons in school history!
Butler Bulldogs vs. Duke Blue Devils - ESPN NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game from Lucas Oil Stadium at 9:21 pm on CBS. Duke is giving 6.
Videos of Interest:
We love you Huggs!! Here's to you, the entire team and bigger things ahead!!
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Here's an attempt to cheer everyone up a bit.
I can't believe I'm doing this, but here's one for the ladies too:
Easter Babe Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a sexy model who hails from Venezuela. I proudly present Marjorie De Sousa.
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