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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (10/2/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the victory edition of the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Ožujsko, a Croatian brew in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Well, that game was interesting...and for mostly the wrong reasons. Anyway, a victory is a victory. We've had our share of yawners and groaners under previous regimes too. There is plenty to work on, but if mistakes aren't corrected, don't be surprised if Syracuse gives us a game.

Sorry for the delay, but I didn't get home from the game until near 2am. Send in your tips and see you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Buffaloes vs. Mountaineers - Box Score -

Game Center -

Mountaineers Beat Buffaloes - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes photo gallery and a link to HCBS's post-game presser.

Instant Analysis - West Va. runs by the Buffs -

West Virginia gets by Colorado, 35-24 - PPG

Devine saves the day for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail

Turnover plague continues for Mountaineers - The Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Game Notebook

Major gets rousing ovation when honored - The Times West Virginian
Hertzel's Notebook

WVU honors Major Harris - Charleston Daily Mail
Notebook from Casazza and Bogaczyk

Mountaineers need to get a grip before Syracuse - Charleston Daily Mail
This team could easily have problems with the new Syracuse if they don't get some things fixed.

Mountaineers needed to call security - The Charleston Gazette

Running game lifts WVU over Buffs, despite turnovers - The Times West Virginian

WVU gets back to basics - The Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU still work in progress - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Turnovers Don’t Hurt WVU This Time - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

News of Note:

WVU won't move from 2-for-1 series against Herd - Charleston Daily Mail
MU: But, but, Louisville... WVU: We ain't Louisville.

Williams Recognized for Campbell Trophy - MSNsportsNET.Com
"Reed Williams is one of 154 semifinalists for the 2009 William V. Campbell Trophy, announced today by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame."

Bigger, Stronger Ebanks - MSNsportsNET.Com
BB is just around the corner

WVU women to be televised nationally - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU president thinking athletics - Charleston Daily Mail

West takes first shot for Greenbrier - Charleston Daily Mail


Recruitment Nearing End for One of WVU's Top Hoops Prospects -
"Middlesex Academy (Mass.) small forward has WVU among his final four choices and is nearing a decision."

What's On Tap:

Help Coach Huggins Slam Dunk Cancer! - Eventbrite
American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer WVU Chapter presents Help Coach Huggins Slam Dunk Cancer! -- Friday, October 02, 2009 -- Morgantown, WV

Women's Soccer: WVU Ready For No. 8 Notre Dame - MSNsportsNET.Com
It's $1 night at Dick Dlesk Stadium tonight.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Rutgers' Jabu Lovelace settling in nicely to his Wildcat role - Star Ledger
In related news, Pedro Cerrano decides to do it himself.

Pitt needs quick start against Louisville - PPG

Louisville announces home-and-home deal with Marshall - Card Chronicle
Hey, you...that so-called university over there in Kentucky. Yes, you. You're not helping. Most of us over here have been arguing against such an arrangement and you go and do this? WTF?!?

It's "Ernie Davis Field" To Me - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Kelly has new appreciation for Miami series - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Big East Preview -

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 5 preview - College Football - ESPN

Oregon considers reinstating LeGarrette Blount - Oregonian

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Croatian beauty. Meet Nina Moric.