Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Windhoek Lager, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.
It's Thursday of "Beat Up Your Little Annoying Cousin Week." This week is also the start of the BB pre-season, so with the increase in BB news, it may get it's own section, day-to-day. Send in your links, tips, requests, etc and on with the show...
What You May Have Missed:
Marshall Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com
Preview: WVU - Marshall - BlueGoldNews.com
Game Preview: Marshall - WVIllustrated.com
Huggins sees potential in Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
I can honestly say, I have never been excited for a BB season to start...until this year.
Mountaineers Enter New Season, "Looking for a National Championship." - Eersports.com
"West Virginia basketball enters the new season with perhaps its best team in decades."
WVU women strong in health, numbers - Times West Virginian
The women look to be pretty good this year too...if they can avoid the injury bug.
FB News of Note:
Running mild - Charleston Gazette
"West Virginia has given up 100 rushing yards twice this season. No, that's exactly 100 yards. Only 100 yards. No more."
Stew has vested interest in sweater - Dominion Post
Thanks to Dougity Dog for leading me to this one.
Car Care Bowl tie-ins taking shape - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's BE notebook
Back on the Road, Erin Andrews Is 'Hanging in There' -- NCAA Football FanHouse
EA gives her first interview since Oprah, but will only talk about sports. There's a paragraph or two about her reporting at our Colorado game last year.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Bulls-Bearcats a hot ticket in Tampa - Tampa Tribune
I believe, the last time the that crowd was as big as it's supposed to be tonight, was against us in 2007.
Lee Corso headlines Media Power Rankings for September - SI.com
While I've certainly never liked his comments about us, I've generally found him mildly funny and entertaining when talking about any other team. I do wish him a full recovery.
Alabama contends NCAA wrongly vacated 21 wins - SI.com
What? You expected them to say, "OK"? Basketball and other sports, maybe...
What's on Tap:
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. South Florida Bulls Preview, October 15 2009 - ESPN
Tonight on ESPN, 7:30. Cinci is favored by 2.
Video of Interest:
Here's a video of Huggs' Presser, courtesy of WVIllustrated.com.
Gallery of the Day:
Today's Miss Throwdown is another Africaans beauty from South Africa. I present Lieschen Botes.