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 Salta, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.
Two-a-day practices have concluded. My season tickets arrived yesterday and I'm heading to Motown tomorrow for the MAC program and scrimmage (anybody else going?). And don't forget about Fan Day on Sunday. Kickoff is getting closer by the second and I can almost taste the first beer of the first tailgate. Oh yeah, "move in" starts today in Motown (thousands of freshman and parents lost), so, if you have to drive today in the University City...sucks to be you. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. Have a great weekend, sorry for the delay and on with the show...
T-minus 15 and counting
What You May Have Missed:
New ADs discuss continuing West Virginia-Marshall series - Charleston Gazette
Hold your ground Ollie!!!
Star Attraction - BGN (Insider)
Ahhhh, Meg Bulger....(even if you aren't an insider) that gorgeous face. She sat down for a video interview.
Versatility Adds to Winning Formula - MSNsportsNET.Com
"From the first time West Virginia women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown had Erica Henderson on the field, she began thinking how she could best use her skill set. Three years later, Izzo-Brown still hasn’t quite found a permanent home for her unselfish redshirt junior."
News of Note:
Former Michigan Cornerback Justin Turner Transfers to WVU - WVillustrated.com
My guess is that he realized that Gibby doesn't have a clue (includes audio interview with his HS coach)
Two Today - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Adjustment Process - MSNsportsNET.Com
Calicchio not typical walk-on - Times West Virginian
Around the League (and Beyond):
Hammer time: Tackle Joswiak commits to Bulls - tampabay.com
Thor, son of former WVU great Brian, chooses the enemy....for now
Cornerback responds to challenge - PPG
Ricky Gary....hmmm, I wonder if that's anything like Ricky Bobby. That's right. That just happened.
What's On Tap:
Mountaineer Football Fan Day - MSNsportsNET.Com
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Caperton Indoor Facility
Women's Soccer: Season Begins With No. 11 PSU - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tonight at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Volleyball: WVU to Host Gold/Blue Match - MSNsportsNET.Com
Scrimmage at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 20, at the WVU Coliseum with a free children’s clinic for kid’s eighth grade and below immediately after.
Video of Interest:
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Hang 10 Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a South American stunner from Argentina. Here's Silvina Luna.
This next one has been blurred just a tad to make it SFW for the nipple police out there (you know who you are).
Salta image via images.travelpod.com