The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (9/13/10) 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 Sagres, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

It's Maryland week. I realize for most of the state, this game doesn't mean much in terms of a rivalry, but over here in the Eastern Panhandle, it means a great deal. Many of us work or have family in Maryland and we're always hearing about it. But, even if you don't consider this a rivalry game, last Friday showed us that every game counts and matters. Good Lord, is there ever work to be done if this team is going to have a chance to go far. Hopefully, last Friday can be one of those pivotal moments we can fondly look back on and say, "That's where it started." Of course, the opposite view could also come to pass with the same saying. Time will tell. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. The show starts after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Bill Stewart Teleconference - WVillustrated.com

A few tidbits from Stewart's Sunday conference call - 'Eers to the Ground

Coach Bill Stewart quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Stew's Views: Marshall Recap - BGN

Offensive line continues to struggle through two Mountaineer wins - WVillustrated.com
Nice article that pretty much sums up how I feel

Week of the Terrapins - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Pat White Signs Minor League Deal with Kansas City Royals - WVillustrated.com

Exclusive interview with Kansas City Royals director of baseball operations - WVillustrated.com

2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 3 - ESPN
#21 in both

Big East Power Rankings, Week 3 - ESPN

NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 2 - ESPN

Women's Soocer: Set Pieces Lead To Win - MSNsportsNET.Com
4 - 0 over Florida Atlantic

Men's Soccer: Mountaineers Defeat Old Dominion - MSNsportsNET.Com
2 - 1

News of Note:

Football Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com

Q&A reminder ... keep 'em coming - 'Eers to the Ground

These Teams Have Life; These Don’t - Pre-Snap Read
Thanks to P.M. for the link

What we learned in the Big East: Week 2 - ESPN

WVU, Pitt star backs start slow - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Stewart: Defense deserves credit, too - Charleston Gazette

Casteel expects more - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

WVU defense comes through late - Times West Virginian

Faster pace key to Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail

Stewart not looking past Maryland - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

Coal Bowl goes from wide margins to narrowly wide right - Charleston Daily Mail
See image below

Not all fans think of the Coal Bowl in positive light - Charleston Daily Mail

This is what sports should always be about - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Hoppy's commentary on Marshall-WVU Series - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Football Photos WVU vs. Marshall 3 - WVillustrated.com

No. 23 WVU 24, Marshall 21 - College Football Top 25 Review - Photos - SI.com

WVU-Marshall: Photo Gallery - WVMETRONEWS.COM
The first picture pretty much sums up the first 52 minutes of the game

VIDEO: WVU vs. Marshall Extended Game Highlights - WVillustrated.com

Recruiting:

Demetrius Alston - ScoutTV

WVU Commit Report 9/11 - BGN

Around the League (and Beyond):

University of Cincinnati pounds Indiana State 40-7 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Gators feast on Bulls' mistakes for 38-14 win - Tampa Tribune

Brilliant performance from safety Joe Lefeged leads Rutgers to 19-14 victory over Florida International - Star Ledger
...and you thought WVU looked bad

Huskies overcome fast Syracuse University start to put 41-20 bite on the Orange - Post Standard

UConn 62, Texas Southern 3: Todman 3:16 means I just scored on an inside draw - The UConn Blog

Beaumont, Strong earn firsts as Louisville sacks EKU 23-13 - Card Chronicle

Pitt boosts record in 38-16 win - PPG
...over New Hampshire

NCAA scrutiny jeopardizes UT athletics director's job - Tennessean

J-M-Upset! James Madison Makes History, Shocks No. 13 Virginia Tech, 21-16 - SBNation.com
VT actually found a way to make our W at Moo U look good

Snap Judgments - Andy Staples - SI.com

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

College GameDay Final: Week 2 - ESPN

Image of Interest:

Just a bit "askew"...and still wide right

Video of Interest:

These look the same static, but they are different.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Warning: Strong Language

Hand-bra Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Portuguese model and actress...and that's good enough. Here's Joana Duarte.


Sagres image via sportfishingamericas.files.wordpress.com

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