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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (11/17/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Michelob Ultra Amber. 20.

It's a bye week for both football and basketball and the news will be kinda slow going. I truly appreciate the tips, suggestions and requests that have been submitted so far. Don't be bashful. If you see something, or want to share something, send it in. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Bill Stewart: Looking Forward - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Presser video

Bill Stewart Press Conf. Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Quoting The Coach: Monday Press Conference - WVMETRONEWS.COM
more quotes

Stew's Views: Key Moments Revisited -

WVU-Pitt Television Time Announced - MSNsportsNET.Com
The Brawl is officially a night game with a 7 pm start.

On The Mark: Week 11 - ESPN
There's some schadenfreude in here.

WVU Varsity Sports Report -

Big East declines comment on two replay calls - ESPN
Like anybody expected them to own up to anything....

News of Note (FB):

Hoppy's Commentary - WVMETRONEWS.COM

West Virginia Notebook: Tough loss to Bearcats hard for some to forget - PPG

Answer Dude explains curious calls, bowl scenario - Charleston Gazette

Stewart said he'd go for broke again late - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers don't plan any action regarding replay call - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU has some things to fix, and fast - Charleston Daily Mail

Roles reversed for Backyard Brawl - Times West Virginian

Trickery worth a try for Stewart - Times West Virginian

Ohio State's Columbus, West Virginia's Morgantown: A Tale of Two Cities - Bleacher Report

News of Note (BB):

Lessons From the Heart - MSNsportsNET.Com
Danny Jennings is profiled. This young man's journey is heart-wrenching.

Butler: "We can't depend on Devin to save the team." -
Postgame interview video

Greater Depths -

2K Sports Classic, 76 Classic highlight early season tournaments -

West Virginia Holds Off Marist - MSNsportsNET.Com
The women get win #2.


EerSports on the Recruiting Trail: Nov. 16 -

Tobias Harris Journal: Leaving Atlanta Soon; Decision Time -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East declines comment on two replay calls - ESPN
Like anybody expected them to own up to anything....

Big East football: A look back at Week 11 - Star Ledger

Big East Award Winners -

Pitt Notebook: Effort pays off for Baldwin - PPG

University of Cincinnati will finance practice fields - Cincinnati Enquirer
"To be completed by fall 2010, the fields are a critical factor in UC’s strategy to retain football coach Brian Kelly." - Good luck with that

Cincinnati-Virginia Tech game [2012 - ed.] moved to FedEx Field - ESPN
This ought to be fun to watch after Kelly is long gone.

Rutgers CB Devin McCourty putting the 'special' in special teams play this season - Star Ledger

Marrone: SU out to win games, not give backup QB experience -

Orange lose two more - ESPN
Keep this up and they won't have enough for a team in the bowl. Wait a sec (light goes on)....Oh, yeah.

Kragthorpe not going ‘voluntarily' - Courier-Journal

Gruden to remain with ESPN - related news

Why Yes, We Are Amused - Pitt Blather

Michigan Wolverines didn't keep workout logs, school says - ESPN

Wilbon: Richrod, Weis are Done - With Leather
The photo-shop of Weis makes this one worth the click. Be forewarned: It's disturbing.

Video of Interest:

Thanks once again to our friends at

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Why do I get the image in my head of The 25314 (corrected) driving this car?

Belt Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is yet another Brazilian beauty. What's in the water down there? This is Thaisse Carvalho.