The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (7/20/10) 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 Lazy Days Pale Ale.

Football is getting closer every second and I can almost smell it in the air. I almost want to throw a tailgate, just for the heck of it. Lots of coverage of Major's induction into the HOF is inside. It's nice to see how many people realize he was THE trailblazer. All of the usual stuff is inside too, including MSN's countdown of memorable games at MF (I am working on a separate post for these, BTW). I almost forgot, Happy Birthday Gisele!! We love you for all you do for us! If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Time to jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Blue Ribbon Yearbook Big East Conference Predictions - ESPN

Preseason Top 120 Countdown: No. 32 West Virginia - Rivals.com

Major Influence - MSNsportsNET.Com

College Hall of Fame: WVU's Harris was 'The Man' in the late '80s - PPG

Humble Harris Takes His Place Among College Football's Best - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Major Harris: A Humbling Moment - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Don Nehlen: Harris In The Hall Of Fame - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Tim Brown: Major Is The Man - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

HOF day special for all involved - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Special day for Harris - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Harris earns place in football history - Times West Virginian

News of Note:

The Money Game - MSNsportsNET.Com

Why doesn’t Big East form own network? - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Weight Room Warriors: Mountaineers Being Pushed In Summer Workouts - WVillustrated.com

Ranking the Big East's nonconference schedules - Sporting News

Transition to receiver no problem for Austin - Charleston Daily Mail

Tavon Austin: Turning It Up - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

WVU defense aims to be more 'nasty': Unit wants to dominate - American Chronicle

Lazear Eases Into Leadership Role - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU hoping for more hits from its J.T. - Charleston Gazette

There's always room to improve - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

WVU notes from a mad dash - Charleston Gazette

WVU Football Photos Mark Plants Law & Ball Football Camp- WVillustrated.com

WVU opponent preview - Syracuse - Charleston Gazette

No. 15: Syracuse, 1988 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 14: Virginia Tech, 1999 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 13: Pitt, 1989 - MSNsportsNET.Com
This is the game that ingrained in me, my hatred for all things Pitt.

No. 12: Syracuse, 1992 - MSNsportsNET.Com
...and this one sealed my hatred of Cuse.

Always A Mountaineer: Jerry West-Looking Back At His WVU Days Part One - WVillustrated.com

Always a Mountaineer: Jerry West Part II - WVillustrated.com

Grant Wiley looks back fondly on playing days at WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

Recruiting:

WVU Recruiting Big Board: The Guards - EerSports
An analysis of West Virginia's basketball recruiting efforts in the Class of 2011.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Pitt Football Star Charged In South Side Fight - WPXI Pittsburgh

Police: Pitt's Sheard ignored order to stop fighting - PPG

UC: Nippert filling fast - Cincinnati Enquirer

Hathaway named chair of selection committee - The UConn Blog

USF facilities getting total makeover - Tampa Tribune

Strong will name quarterback before August camp - Card Chronicle

College Football Countdown: No. 43 Rutgers - Orlando Sentinel

Rutgers Close to Landing 6-6 Nigerian Stud - ZagsBlog.com

Enduring passion for the game carries Dick MacPherson to College Football Hall of Fame - Post Standard

Marshall's DeQuan Bembry kicked off football team - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Sources: Florida Gators, NCAA investigating allegations that Maurkice Pouncey took money from agent before bowl game - ESPN

Pouncey plans to deny allegations on Tuesday - ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive
I'm shocked, I tell you...SHOCKED!!

South Carolina Up Next? - Sports Agent Blog

NCAA turns up heat on agent-player relations with more investigations - SI.com

Top storylines for 2010 college football conference media days - ESPN

The NCAA's least likable conference - FanNation/SI.com

Recruiting: PSU hurt by Paterno's absence - PPG

Reforming APR - On the Banks
Interesting read

Video of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Your inappropriate (in retrospect) commercial of the day.

Sofia Vergara Gallery of the Week:

If you don't watch Modern Family...shame on you, but it's really your loss. Here's Exhibit A in the long list of why you should.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an All-American Playboy Cyber-Girl from Charleston, SC. Here's Hillary Fisher.


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