The Shotgun/Throwdown: Providence Hangover (1/14/11) 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 Flowers Original Strong Ale, in honor of the Icey One, jflow41's MONSTER game last night.

I know 5YS called us covering last night, but seriously...who saw that coming? And JFlow?!?!?! If that was any more Icey, they would have had to bring in Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary to call the game. This is a hangover edition, so there's a ton of post-game coverage inside. In case you missed it, Coach Holgorsen and his new offensive staff were at the game last night and the place went nuts (got some coverage of that, as well). And there's some new information on the FB recruiting front.

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What You May Have Missed:

Bob Huggins: Providence Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about the emergence of John Flowers, the starting lineup and the upcoming Purdue game.

Men's Basketball: Three Games Sold Out - MSNsportsNET.Com
Purdue, Pitt and Notre Dame

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
Receiving votes again

WVU Men's Basketball Team Report 1/13 - WVillustrated.com

WVU likes managing schedule according to RPI - Charleston Daily Mail

Checking on Huggins - Chip Shots/Morgan Messenger

Suspense over: Cottrill leaves WVU - Charleston Gazette

Following first loss, No. 6 women’s basketball tries to fix issues vs. Syracuse - Daily Athenaeum

Best Case/Worst Case rewind: West Virginia - ESPN

Smith to have surgery today - Daily Athenaeum

Holgorsen introduced to students - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Introducing Coach Holgorsen - WVMETRONEWS.COM
At halftime there was no introduction from the PA announcers. WVU President James Clements just took Holgorsen and the rest of the new coaches -- which included Robert Gillespie, Shannon Dawson and Bill Bedenbaugh -- around the coliseum and introduced them to the West Virginia students, alumni and fans. - Includes video

Providence Hangover:

West Virginia 93, Providence 63 - ESPN
Recap, stats and photos

Flowers' 24 Lifts WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: WVU 93 Providence 63 - WVillustrated.com

WVU rolls over Providence - Charleston Daily Mail

Flowers in bloom - Charleston Gazette
Fifth-year senior scores career-high 24 points in rout of Providence

Flowers leads WVU in romp - Times West Virginian

WVU Routs Providence - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Flowers’ career night too much for Providence - Daily Athenaeum

PoG: WVU vs Providence - BGN

In Bloom - BGN

Friars Fried - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes article and gallery

VIDEO: Postgame Reaction to WVU's Win Over Providence - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, JFlow, KJ, Jennings, Truck and Mazz

Sights and Sounds: Providence Pounded - WVMetroNews.com
Sights and sounds from the Mountaineers 93-63 win over Providence on Thursday night.

John Flowers: Providence Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Flowers talks about his 24 point game and winning three Big East games in-a-row.

Kevin Jones: Providence Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about the significance of this win and John Flowers' 24 point performance.

Darryl "Truck" Bryant: Providence Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Truck talks about the team turning the corner and what this win means heading into the Providence game.

Joe Mazzulla: Providence Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about this game being a turning point for the season and the upcoming game against Purdue.

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Providence - WVillustrated.com

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Providence - BGN

Recruiting:

Texas QB Paul Millard Will Join WVU on Friday - WVillustrated.com

When The Planets Align - WVMETRONEWS.COM
More on Paul Millard

Linebacker from Florida commits to WVU - Charleston Gazette

Around the League (and Beyond):

How A Bunch Of High School Coaches Picked UConn's New Football Coach - Business Insider
Nothing beats a little emotional blackmail.

Paul Pasqualoni To UConn: Coach P Is The Rivalry-Maker - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Cronin: 'Cuse won't overmatch UC - Cincinnati Enquirer

Louisville basketball trying to correct weakness on the boards - Courier-Journal

UConn's Shooting Guard situation Unsolved - Hartford Courant

Seton Hall Basketball: JP's 5 Thoughts- Hazell, Efficiency, Rebounds, Glue, Looking Forward - South Orange Juice

Pitt becoming master of early leads - PPG

Big Ten to Keep Division Names - NCAAFB FanHouse

David Shaw Fulfills Destiny as Stanford Head Football Coach - NCAAFB FanHouse

NCAA discussing rules involving relatives of players - ESPN

College Basketball Power Rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
If he were to have written this a few hours later, would WVU have been included (at least in the secondary list at the bottom)?

What's On Tap:

Syracuse Orange vs. (7) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
4:00 Saturday from the Coliseum on WVPBS

(8) Purdue Boilermakers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
1:30 Sunday from the Coliseum on CBS

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. (17) Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
11:00 Saturday morning from the Chicken Box on ESPN2

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (4) Syracuse Orange - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Dome on Big East Network, MASN and ESPN3

(19) Georgetown Hoyas vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - ESPN
Noon Saturday from Rutgers on ESPNU

Maryland Terrapins vs. (7) Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
1:00 Saturday from the Pavilion on CBS

(9) Connecticut Huskies vs. DePaul Blue Demons - ESPN
2:00 Saturday on the Big East Network, MASN and ESPN3

Seton Hall Pirates vs. (5) Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
7:00 Saturday from the Pete on the Big East Network, MASN and ESPN3

(11) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. St. John's Red Storm - ESPN
Noon Sunday from MSG on the Big East Network, MASN and ESPN3

Videos of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

The first one is thanks to The 25314:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous South African named Candice. She's done work for GQ, Elle, FHM, Sports Illustrated and Playboy. Here's a lovely gallery and a couple videos of Candice Boucher.

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