The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (6/10/11) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and *semi-daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Old Chub Scotch Ale, because, yes, I'm that immature.

Meetings between WVU and Stewart's attorney are taking place, that's all that's being confirmed at the moment (and finally confirmed by the media). There's also more basketball and actual football coverage to peruse as well. We will have any and all breaking news as things develop, so stay tuned. Have a great weekend otherwise (hopefully a resolution to celebrate)!!

*during the summer...week-daily during the standard WVU school year

What You May Have Missed:

WVU has another urgent matter that needs closure, too - Charleston Daily Mail
Bogaczyk's notebook - includes news on the WVU/NCAA infractions, defensive staff rumors dispelled, and more on beer at the stadium

Luck isn't afraid to do something that stirs the pot - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU basketball: Murray invited to attend USA Basketball training camp - Charleston Daily Mail
This is a doubly good thing because he couldn't have gone to Italy with the team this summer anyway

WVU's Kevin Noreen Healthy, Ready for Italy Trip - WVillustrated.com
After a knee injury and rehab, Noreen is ready to be a visible contributor to the Mountaineers (includes video interview)

Stewmageddon:

Stewart's Attorney Meeting With University - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Finally a public acknowledgement (this was a late addition to today's links)

College Football Podcast: Charley West of SmokingMusket.com Breaks Down All The Craziness At West Virginia - Aaron Torres Sports
Our own Charley West sat down for a podcast with Aaron Torres on Wednesday evening to discuss the inevitable

Source: West Virginia negotiating buyout with Stewart - Sporting News
Just in case you missed this one

Sources: Negotiations Not Active - BGN
I don't buy this one, btw

Stewart on the way out? - Charleston Gazette
Publicly, everyone is in denial

Stewart ‘excited’ about 2011 season - Register-Herald
In interviews as late as Wednesday, he still acts as if nothing is happening. We saw this before...in December when he denied even knowing who DH is.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU’s public image takes a national hit - Times West Virginian
There's not not much denying this. The football news of late has been WVU and OSU, and neither of them for good reasons.

News of Note:

Heisman tough to win for system QBs - ESPN
They list Geno here, but DH's last QB under spread QBs.....hmmmmm

Top duos in the Big East - Big East Blog - ESPN
Geno and Tavon aren't the only Mountaineer duo to watch this coming season

Bruce Irvin puts in the hard work - Big East Blog - ESPN
Giggity giggity

HERTZEL COLUMN: Bruce Irvin enjoys ‘marked man’ label - Times West Virginian
Scary thought: He really didn't know what he was doing last year. With a year of instruction from Casteel and Kirlav...watch out.

Junior Terence Garvin - Mountaineer TV
Junior Terence Garvin talks about taking on a leadership role heading into the 2011 season.

Maryland could be ‘trap’ game for Mountaineers - Daily Athenaeum
The DA continues their game-by-game season preview

Big East Team Rankings on NCAA 2012: West Virginia and the Seven Identical Dwarfs - Big East Coast Bias
For the gamers amongst you

Recruiting:

WVU football newcomers trickle in, including some surprises - Charleston Gazette
The Mountaineers just got two late post-graduate transfers

Around the League (and Beyond):

Welcome to the SB Nation Conference Re-Draft Project - Big East Coast Bias
Have you ever wanted to blow up the BCS conferences and start over? Good. Because that's what we're doing here at Big East Coast Bias in association with the other fine blogs here at SB Nation in the SB Nation Conference Re-Draft Project.

Stampeding Through The Roster: #86 WR John Toston - Voodoo Five (USF)

What Would Syracuse Athletes & Coaches Look Like If They Were New Zealand Dogs? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse football team picked to finish last in Big East Conference by magazine - Post Standard

Pitt Football: Is Pitt Best Gig In The Big East? - Cardiac Hill
I may be biased (just a tad) but HELL FREAKIN' NO!!!!

Video: PPL Park's expansion and Villanova - Big East Blog - ESPN
Andrea Adelson takes a look at the news that PPL Park in Philadelphia is expanding and what that means for Villanova's chances in the Big East.

Calhoun tells recruit he'll be back at UConn - Sporting News
But coaches NEVER lie to recruits, do they? (but I think he'll be back nonetheless)

Rick Pitino calls the SEC "second rate" - Card Chronicle
Who else wants to see Pitino and Calipari go at it, gladiator style?

What's On Tap:

Another Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp is Coming to WVU - WVillustrated.com
The annual camp has become a favorite among the fans who can afford it and especially among the basketball staff. Among the notable "counselors" are: Mike Gansey, Da`Sean Butler, Hot Rod Hundley, Alex Ruoff, Lowes Moore and possibly Devin Ebanks.

Pat Beilein ready to build his own legacy - Charleston Daily Mail
Beilein is also (somewhat surprisingly) going to be one of the guest counselors at Huggs' fantasy camp

Video of Interest:

Can we just get rid of "you-know-who" so we can get back to this?:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Caitlin O'Connor. The picture links to today's gallery and there's always the video below too.




Old Chub Scotch Ale image via www.cocktailhour.tv

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