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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (12/1/09) 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 Hudepohl, as suggested by Mike.

Basketball gets another extended break after 3 games in 4 days before taking on Charleston in an exhibition Saturday. That means we are almost solely in Rutgers prep mode. Whenever I've driven to Jersey, you can get in for free, but you have to pay to leave. What does that tell you? The tips, suggestions and requests have been great so far, but we need more. It all starts here...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

West Virginia-Pitt Award Winners - MSNsportsNET.Com

Butler Named Player of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com

Sands, Bitancurt Honored By Big East - MSNsportsNET.Com

Bowl, hoops certain to clash - Charleston Gazette

Stewart Mandel projects all 34 bowl matchups -

News of Note (FB):

Rutgers trying to stay focused on West Virginia amid bowl game and Senior Day distractions - Star Ledger

Knights ride the Wildcat - Charleston Gazette

Rutgers' Sano could be focus of WVU game plan - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU's Sands is a force in the Big East - Charleston Daily Mail

Much to play for - Times West Virginian

Schiano Breaks Down WVU-Rutgers - EerSports

Eers' Quick-Sands Sinking QBs - EerSports

Is WVU Gator bait? - Register-Herald

Initial Thoughts: Rutgers -

Stewart talks about game with Rutgers - Inter-Mountain

News of Note (BB):

Change didn't bother Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers see a lot of positives in Anaheim - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU basketball team discovers that success can breed contempt - Charleston Daily Mail

Jay Takes Your Questions - MSNsportsNET.Com
Submit a question for Jay Jacobs to answer.

Weekly Wrap: Big East staying strong so far - FOX Sports on MSN


On the Recruiting Trail: Nov. 30 - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

Cross Board Chatter: GT fan says Chris Redman said that Charlie Strong is headed to Louisville. - Card Chronicle

Syracuse Slowly But Surely Climbing The Polls - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Marrone fires three assistants after Orange concludes 4-8 season -

Finally, Cincinnati basketball ranked again - Cincinnati Enquirer

Brian Kelly: Cincinnati not playing for co-championship with Pittsburgh - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt hunts for ways to stop Cincinnati - PPG

Kragthorpe’s contract payout is $4.45 million - Courier-Journal

Sources: Florida State coach Bobby Bowden to announce retirement Tuesday - ESPN

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I think this is the Rutgers recruiting video.

This Week in "WTF Were You Thinking!?!?":

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the gorgeous Kristy Ann.