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
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
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:
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?
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