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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (11/30/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and entertainment. Today we're being brought to you by Peroni.

Great weekend for the Mountaineers all around. We had a Brawl victory and both men and women's BB teams won their respective tournaments. All the news, photos and videos are inside. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. It all starts after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Brawl Bits - MSNsportsNET.Com

Coach Stewart Teleconference - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU fans get bad rap nationally - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

West Virginia 19, No. 8 Pittsburgh 16 - Photos -

What we learned in the Big East, Week 13 - ESPN

Big East helmet stickers, Week 13 - ESPN

Big East bowl projections - ESPN

Big East power rankings, Week 14 - ESPN

Week 13 review/Week 14 preview - ESPN

ESPN to televise Rutgers-West Virginia game - Star Ledger

College GameDay Final - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -

News of Note (FB):

Football Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com

West Virginia: Sophomore safety shows up to protect home turf - PPG

Stewart serves up the ammo after win - Charleston Gazette

Pitt Afterthoughts -

Later, Gator: Mountaineers focused on Rutgers - Charleston Gazette

Stewart putting focus on Rutgers - Times West Virginian

Bitancurt kick adds to Brawl history - Charleston Daily Mail

Unforgettable Moment For Kicker Bitancurt - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU Seniors Leave Home Field Winners - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Loss to WVU a stinging defeat for Pitt - Cumberland Times-News

All involved shared in WVU’s win - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

2009 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 14 - ESPN

News of Note (BB):

West Virginia Wins Nugget Classic - MSNsportsNET.Com

West Virginia has look of a Big East beast - FOX Sports on MSN

Andy Katz: Mountaineers prove contender status - ESPN

WVU tops Portland to take 76 Classic - Charleston Daily Mail

Butler helps West Virginia beat Portland, 84-65 - PPG (AP)

No. 8 West Virginia Deals Pilots First Loss in 76 Classic Title Game - University of Portland
Thanks, Dad.

Huggins teammate remembers Mountaineer coach’s ‘fierce’ play - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Photo Gallery: West Virginia - Portland -

Photo Gallery: West Virginia - Portland -

The Mountaineers defeated Portland 84-66 to take the 76 Classic Championship -


Vols Still Trying, But Millines Likes Eers - EerSports

Could Ash be the Next 'Eer? - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

BCS standings: Possible BCS bowl scenarios - ESPN

For Cincinnati, BCS title berth remote; Sugar Bowl more likely - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt Football: Winning Big East remains rally cry - PPG
Emphasis on "cry"

Starkey: Pitt must rebound fast - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Meyer: Charlie Strong would be a strong option to replace Steve Kragthorpe - Courier-Journal

UNLV knocks off No. 16 Louisville, 76-71 - Card Chronicle

With bowl season approaching, Rutgers regains form in victory over Louisville - Star Ledger

UConn Job: Syracuse Ends Season With 4-8 Record After 56-31 Loss To UConn - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

The Orange gained a win from one season to the next . . . and a bit of hope for the future -

Final: Rutgers 34, Louisville 14 - Protect R Turf

Bulls realize they missed a big chance - Tampa Tribune

Marshall football coach Mark Snyder resigns - (AP)

Video of Interest:

Thanks to WVIllustrated and Naughtynok for the find.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Suicide Gallery of the Week:

It's just the name of the site they come from. Mainly, it's just hot, tattooed chicks.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is just another example as to why it's good that Brazil got the Olympics over Chicago. Please meet Nicole Bahls.