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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (11/5/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Old Bob Ale. Twelve and counting.

I'm in a great mood today. All I'm gonna say about it is this: 27. I don't know about you, but I'm dying to see what the Krag's been putting down in his diary (hint, nudge, wink). Even so, there's plenty to keep you occupied below and don't forget to send in your tips and requests. On with it after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Louisville Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Preview: WVU - UofL -

Preview: WVU vs. UL -

What to watch in the Big East, Week 10 - ESPN

Big East picks, Week 10 - ESPN

Devine Named Maxwell Award Semifinalist - MSNsportsNET.Com

Williams Named ARA Finalist - MSNsportsNET.Com

Men's Basketball: Butler Part of Lowe's Award List - MSNsportsNET.Com

Women's Soccer: WVU Ranked No. 24 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Next up: 10th-ranked Marquette at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, in Storrs, Conn. (BE semis)

Men's Soccer: WVU Falls to Rutgers - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU ranked No. 1 in national rifle poll - Charleston Daily Mail

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

News of Note:

Mountaineers look to bounce back for stretch drive - ESPN

The six most memorable Louisville/West Virginia games - Card Chronicle
From their point of view, obviously.

Louisville undecided at quarterback for West Virginia game - PPG

Undersized walk-on among Louisville's three options at QB - Charleston Gazette

No changes for Mountaineers - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Williams' playing time necessarily curtailed - Charleston Gazette

WVU's Williams confident he can finish a game - Charleston Daily Mail

Devine, Williams semifinalists for awards - Times West Virginian
Hertzel's notebook.

Tandy not shying away after USF game - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Mountaineer QB's fall was much like Major's - Charleston Daily Mail

Louisville Cardinal went from band to 'backer - Charleston Daily Mail

Let Him Hear It -

Ready For Redemption - WVMETRONEWS.COM


Looking at attendance in the Big East - ESPN
I would venture to guess the percentage is tickets sold, not butts in the seats.

WVU panel discusses playoff, paying athletes - Times West Virginian

Friendships Mean the Most to Crow - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register


Mississippi Wideout Talks West Virginia -
"The Mountaineers stand pretty high with Macon, Miss., wide receiver Vincent Sanders."

WVU Commit is Considering Other Schools in Light of Family Issues -

What's On Tap:

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. East Carolina Pirates, November 5 2009 - ESPN
7:30 pm tonight on ESPN. The line has VPI by 15.

Around the League (and Beyond):

BIG EAST Slate: Week 10 -

Robinson ready to make return - Courier-Journal

Suspect charged with lying to police investigating Jasper Howard's death - ESPN
Let's all hope and pray that they get the right person(s) responsible.

Norwin's Shanahan adds new dimension to Pitt - PPG

UC football sells out home games - Cincinnati Enquirer
What do they hold, 35K? Great support there, scooter.

Wanted: Syracuse Football Players - Three Idiots on Sports

Orange pulls together in the wake of crises off the field -

Bulls kicker Schwartz makes most of chance - Tampa Tribune

Potential first-round NFL picks clash next week when South Florida and George Selvie visit Rutgers and Anthony Davis - Star Ledger

Bottom 10 - ESPN
See number 5. Schlabach isn't so ignorant today in his assumption.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

It's SFW.

Expanding Cultural Understanding Gallery of the Week:

Double bonus, most pics inside lead to another gallery.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another Greek goddess. Say hello to Christina Koletsa.