The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (9/30/10) 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 Birra Moretti La Rossa, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

This is why I hate bye weeks: slow news. But, what news there is, you can be sure I've got it covered inside. For one, there's a bit more about the TCU issue today. Annnnnd.... Basketball news is starting to trickle down the pipe as well. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Stew Show: An Upset Stew - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video from last night's Statewide Sportsline show

WVU Team Report: Mid-Week Update - WVillustrated.com

WVU football Q&A answers 9.29.10 - 'Eers to the Ground

EerNotes Sept. 29: Devine Update and Special Teams Woes - EerSports

Musings of a Mountain Man - WVillustrated.com

TCU mentioned in Big East expansion talks - Charleston Gazette

TCU Horned Frogs' Big East 'Hop' Will Appeal To WVU AD Oliver Luck - Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, so take it with a grain of salt...and tequila

Faking a Huggins fall, coach hurts himself - ESPN
Duquesne's Ron Everhart hurt himself making fun of Huggs at the roast...why is this just coming out now?

In the Big East, the margin of error is anything but big - Sporting News
He's speaking of basketball, BTW

News of Note:

Stewart wants Mountaineers to look forward to next opportunity - Charleston Daily Mail

Stewart Still Has Faith in Bitancurt - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU defense lives up to billing - Charleston Gazette

Coach Sanders Runs Film Review - WVillustrated.com

Mountaineers wish they were suiting up this weekend - Inter-Mountain

Geno Smith: An Intense Experience - WVMetroNews.com
Video - Smith talks about what the atmosphere was like in Tiger Stadium and how the team is going to rebound from it's loss to LSU.

Jeff Braun: More Free Time - WVMetroNews.com
Video - Braun talks about what the team is going to be doing during it's bye week and how the line has improved.

Robert Sands: Dealing With A Loss - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video

Recruiting:

A Big-Time Prospect - WVMETRONEWS.COM
7'4" Sim Bhullar

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East in downturn with no ranked teams - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Big East predictions: Week 5 - ESPN

UC studies options after success at Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati Enquirer

USF's Genus has right attitude to anchor line - Tampa Tribune

Josh Bellamy brings brashness to Louisville football - Courier-Journal

Syracuse University quarterback Ryan Nassib's efficiency rating tops Big East - Post Standard

UConn Coach Edsall Explains Why Endres Is No. 1 - Hartford Courant

Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage 'feeling real good,' on track to play against Tulane - Star Ledger
I wanted to make a smartass comment about the picture, but he's actually injured and I can't bring myself to do it

Play of Pitt's Sunseri under scrutiny - PPG
If he wants to be a QB, he better get used to it

Move to sketchy Big East risky for Villanova football - Patriot-News

Oklahoma WR Jaz Reynolds Suspended for Tweet About Texas Shooting - NCAAFB FanHouse
Be careful what you Tweet

Zebra Report: Boundary Rules, Helmet-to-Helmet and Pylons - NCAAFB FanHouse

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
He actually has some good points with his "And hire whom?" answer on page 1 and the ways the polls work on page 2

What's On Tap:

I'll have more reminders of this as we get closer but here's the promo art/poster:

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

One of my favorite roasters, Greg Giraldo, 1965 - 2010, R.I.P. WARNING: Strong Language

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a mix of Italian and Venezuelan heritage. I think it's safe to say she got the best of both in her genes. She was the August Playmate of the month (linked gallery is safe, though). Here's Francesca Frigo.

Birra Moretti La Rossa image via www.birramoretti.com

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