The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (6/18/10) 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 Crown Lager, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

News and features are unexpectedly flowing profusely for it being summer. There's videos, interviews, stories a-plenty inside. I've got stuff from the football side of things and even some from the basketball side of things as well. I didn't think the early summer would be so busy, but as long as it's flowing, I'll be here linking. I've got the good stuff from the World Cup at the bottom too (beat Slovenia!!!!). If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Have a great weekend everyone!! As usual, it's all after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Audio

President Clements - Mountaineer TV
Video

Sights & Sounds - Mountaineer TV
Video

WVU allegations have validity - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Holliday denies rumors - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Noel Devine: West Virginia RB is a Senior to Watch – Orlando Sentinel

Season Preview: WVU Men's Soccer - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Dick Vitale gives his early preseason top 40 for the 2010-11 men's college basketball season - ESPN

Gyorko set to sign: Former WVU star will get a $614K bonus - American Chronicle

Baseball: Gyorko Grabs Two More Honors - MSNsportsNET.Com

Baseball: Enourato Signs With Jays - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU's Williams, Asselin win academic honors - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU track, cross country teams honored - Charleston Daily Mail

News of Note:

Stewart, team speak about realignment - Daily Athenaeum

Luck: Returning to WVU is something special - Inter-Mountain

That Lucky Connection - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Stevens: Luck a Winner - MSNsportsNET.Com

Little will change for Pastilong in next 6 months - Charleston Daily Mail

Forecasting the Future - MSNsportsNET.Com
Includes video of OL Coach Dave Johnson

David Lockwood - Mountaineer TV
Video

Video Interviews: WVU cornerbacks Pat Miller and Keith Tandy - WVillustrated.com

Secondary shows promise - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Tyler Anderson: Training The Underclassmen - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video interview

A Devine Start to Summer - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

VIDEO: Ryan Clarke talks about Summer Conditioning, 7 on 7's, and Drills - WVillustrated.com

Mountaineer Report: Freshman Making Progress - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Young Quarterbacks Impress Early: Teammates impressed with WVU signal callers - WVillustrated.com

Tavon Austin: The Big Play Maker - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Jock Sanders Wants That '07 Flair: Senior receiver working toward return to BCS - WVillustrated.com

Eain Smith: Strong Safeites - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video interview

The Big East's best: No. 15 - ESPN

The Big East's best: No. 13 - ESPN

Thoroughman, Mazzulla share a story of survival - Charleston Daily Mail

Ex-WVU star Ebanks prepares for NBA - Charleston Gazette (AP)

Butler's recovery lifts NBA potential - Charleston Daily Mail

Balling Around - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video of former Mountaineers Joe Alexander and Wellington Smith joking around with the media during the Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp

Alexander trying to find place in NBA - Charleston Daily Mail

Recruiting:

Kadetrix Marcus has "High Interest" in WVU: Georgia safety says Mountaineers stand out from over 20 offers - WVillustrated.com

Around the League (and Beyond):

Thanks for the roses - ESPN
I sooooo wish this wasn't true. I mean really!?!?! That's what this has come to?

Big East needs to change - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Pitt Panthers add 2 football recruits - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tallahassee Lincoln safety commits to USF - Tampa Tribune

Walter McCarty accepts position with Pacers - Card Chronicle

Bobby Gonzalez cursed out Seton Hall boss days before being fired - Star Ledger

Withrow DT Brandon Mitchell commits to UC - Cincinnati Enquirer

USC must fire AD Mike Garrett in wake of NCAA sanctions - SI.com

College Coaches Want Change in One-and-Done Rule - NCAABB FanHouse

Conference Re-Alignment:

Report: Big East Invites Gulf Oil Spill To Join Conference - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Well done, my friend. Well done.

Accelerated Timetable - BGN

UCF To Join Big East Conference? - WKMG Orlando
First there was this...

Big East denies expansion report - Charleston Gazette
...then this

Big East expansion rumors, facts and feelings - Charleston Gazette

The Big East Denies Expansion Reports, But The Story Is Far From Over - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

WVU fans have long memories - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The Big East Has Not Been Saved - Voodoo Five

Big East can relax, but not too much - Charleston Gazette

Utah Celebrates as Pac-10 Membership Becomes Reality - NCAAFB FanHouse

Kansas Athletic Director Says Big 12 Members Commit to 10 years - NCAAFB FanHouse

Holtz: Notre Dame should join Big Ten - Star Tribune

A look at the winners and losers of college football's conference expansion - ESPN

Texas Longhorns, Big 12 provide a temporary solution to conference expansion - ESPN
"The Great Realignment Gambit of 2010 (alternate title: Kowtowing to Texas) has come and presumably gone."

Texas, BCS winners in expansion game, but fans lose - SI.com

What's On Tap:

WVU basketball coaches to appear at Coalton Days - Inter-Mountain

OTL Preview: Da'Sean Butler - ESPN Video
ESPN's Outside the Lines featuring Da’Sean Butler will air on ESPN2 this Sunday at 9 a.m.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

9 seconds of pure awesome!!!

Literal Internet Picture of the Week:

An adobe photo-shop - Boing Boing
Just click, it's worth the 10-15 seconds


Naked World Cup WAGs Gallery of the Week:



Brazilian Booty Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an Australia model of Irish and Indian ancestry. Here's Siobhan Parekh.


I'll be honest, I'm pretty sure she's in the first vid but not sure if Siobhan is in the second, but...does it matter?

Crown Lager image via farm3.static.flickr.com

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