The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (5/10/10) Edition

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 Budweiser Budvar, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

I certainly hope everyone was good to their Mothers yesterday (or if you're a Mother, your family was good to you). WVU has officially moved into the "School on Sunday" mode...no class. Besides a few lingering non-revenue sports, all that remains now for the Spring are the commencement ceremonies. Enjoy your Monday. Now you can send your tips, suggestions and requests by email or Tweet me. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU men's soccer coach will stay - Charleston Daily Mail

Clements discusses athletics - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Pastilong looks back fondly on tenure - Times West Virginian

Pastilong, WVU no strangers to conference realignment - Charleston Gazette

Baseball: Gyorko Makes Final 25 for Wallace Award - MSNsportsNET.Com

News of Note:

Huggins' team gets new honor: diplomas - Charleston Daily Mail

A Tearful Goodbye: Da'Sean Butler and Wellington Smith bid farewell to Morgantown - WVillustrated.com

Big Ten Expansion - BGN

The Big Ten, Expansion, And What Might Happen - Scout.com

Devine opportunity awaiting WVU back - Charleston Gazette

Devine driven not to fail again - Charleston Gazette

List Ranker - Rank 'Em: College Football Running Backs - ESPN
Vote up Noel

Safety in Numbers: The safety position has been one of the strongest for WVU's defense this spring - WVillustrated.com

Depth at QB Troubling for Mountaineers - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Lider leaves mark on WVU, in classroom - Times West Virginian

WVU men's soccer coach is staying put - Charleston Daily Mail

Jones’ return another black eye on NFL - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Recruiting:

Ward Committed but Still Looking: Florida LB Shaun Ward is interested in WVU despite commitment to Maryland - WVillustrated.com

Kent Turene Draws WVU's Interest: Mountaineers offer inside linebacker, second Boyd Anderson prospect - WVillustrated.com

Around the League (and Beyond):

The Calometer: Searching for the next forced transfer in UConn's long lineage - The UConn Blog

Holtz adjusts to big move - Raleigh News & Observer
"I absolutely would love to see ECU in the Big East," Holtz said. "It'd be great for the school, and I think it'd be great for the Big East, too. That's what I thought there, and it's what I think here. I'm not changing. I'll always be a big supporter of that."

The Most Important Player For USF Basketball - Number 10 - Voodoo Five

Strong lands 12th commitment from class of 2011 - Card Chronicle

Syracuse Sports Year In Review - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Future in clear sight for USF's Dominique Jones - Tampa Tribune

The Ro*Tel Big Ten O'Meter Update, May 7th - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

If Big East breaks apart due to conference expansion, what happens to Seton Hall? - Star Ledger

Rutgers at major crossroads as possibility of joining Big Ten gets closer - Star Ledger
All of these schools (Pitt, Cuse and Rutgers) act as if it's a foregone conclusion that they are the choice. I envision a lot of faces like Peyton Manning's at the Heisman ceremony when he lost to Woodson.

Athlete at bottom of NCAA priorities - KentuckySports.com
Kind of rich, considering the source.

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Britain's Best Chest Gallery of the Week:

Miss Sammy Braddy...I won't argue with the title. Would you? Some simple internet searches will reveal the chest "exposed."

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a native of the Czech Republic. Here's Petra Cubonova. The videos aren't very long, so I've given you 4 of 'em, the gallery kind of makes up for it though too.


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