The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (5/4/11) 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 Caracu, a Brazilian beer in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

News is really tailing off now, so it looks as though this will be the last full week of the S/T until fall camp for football gets closer. It took a few days, but Jorge Wright has been suspended from the football team following his run-in with the law last week. You gotta wonder what these guys are thinking sometimes. There's also some notes on a couple of WVU NFL draftees and hopeful NBA draftee Kevin Jones to go along with a few lingering spring football articles. And, finally, WVU grabbed a walk-on basketball commitment from one of the locals who was compared favorably to someone who made quite the name for himself nationally this past season.

What You May Have Missed:

WVU DL Jorge Wright Suspended Indefinitely - WVillustrated.com
Stemming from the weapon and drug possession charge last week

Jenkins' Surgery Would Take Six Months Of Recovery - WVMETRONEWS.COM
IF...If Jenkins needs surgery, he would be out that long (includes audio with WVU Trainer Dave Kerns)

Thomas Ready And Able - WVMETRONEWS.COM
J.T. Thomas is prepared for life in the NFL (includes audio interview)

HERTZEL COLUMN: Neild waits; Redskins call - Times West Virginian
Chris Neild's patience was wearing thin, but it all paid off

Jones still awaiting Jersey invitation - Charleston Gazette
There's a pre-draft showcase this weekend that KJ is still waiting on an invite for

Catching Up With Former WVU Head Coach Bobby Bowden - WVillustrated.com
WVi was able to snag Coach Bowden for an interview this past weekend (includes article and video)

News of Note:

Holgerson Is Speaking in Some Familiar Terms - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Although he said he'd take 10-7 scores if WVU wins, we really shouldn't expect many of those

WVU QB situation improved - Register-Herald
Geno recovered from his foot injury faster than expected and freshman Paul Millard proved in spring drills that he can be a very capable backup

Spring shoes to fill: West Virginia - Big East Blog - ESPN
Bennett looks at trying to replace the contributions of Chris Neild with Jorge Wright amongst a possible rotation of bodies at the NT spot

Ryan Nehlen Looks to Add Name to Family Legacy at WVU - WVillustrated.com
Nehlen's hard work is paying off with the chance he's taking advantage of now

Recruiting:

Williamson To Walk-On At WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Logan guard Paul Herbert Williamson

Just Like Jimmer? - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Williamson was compared to Fredette by the BYU staff

Around the League (and Beyond):

Politi: Rutgers needs more than Savon Huggins to save program - Star Ledger

Louisville's Terrence Jennings will stay in NBA draft - Courier-Journal

2011 NBA Draft: Ashton Gibbs' Decision Indeed Pushed Back - Cardiac Hill

Boise State cited for lack of institutional contol along with NCAA violations - ESPN
Four sports, including football, are cited in the report

ESPN's Post Spring Top 25, Really Does Not Mean A Thing - Mountain West Connection
Somebody is a bit bitter, it seems

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Brazilian supermodel known for her work with Guess?, Victoria's Secret and the SI Swimsuit issue. Here's today's gallery of Ana Beatriz Barros (picture link).

Caracu image via 2.bp.blogspot.com

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