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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (12/10/09) Edition

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Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and a few distractions from the daily grind. Today we're being brought to you by Skol, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

The men rolled last night and Huggs wasn't happy. Raise your hand if you're surprised. They've got one more game, Saturday, before finals break and then the schedule takes off. This is gonna be a fun ride this year, so enjoy it. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. It all starts here...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Gator Bowl adds seats for Bowden's finale - Charleston Gazette

Men's Basketball: Add Pitt to Sellout List - MSNsportsNET.Com

Ten Earn All-Big East Accolades - MSNsportsNET.Com

Slaton Placed on IR -

News of Note (FB):

WVU puts five on All-Big East first team - Charleston Gazette

West Virginia Mountaineers season recap - ESPN

Who will be on field with Bowden? - Tallahassee Democrat

News of Note (BB):

Despite win, Huggins says he expects more - Charleston Daily Mail

Huggins still looking for improvement - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Huggins Seeking Perfection - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Getting Defensive -

WVU rolls 68-39 - Charleston Gazette

Mazzulla aims high with odd mix of studies - Charleston Gazette

Keeping Up With Jones - MSNsportsNET.Com

Downing the Dukes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Dukes' reality check - PPG

Crusing to win - Times West Virginian

What's On Tap:

Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
Tonight on the Deuce at 8:30. Cinci is giving 14.5.

Syracuse Orange vs. Florida Gators -ESPN
Tonight on ESPN at 9. Syracuse is giving 2.5.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly seeking demands from Notre Dame? - Cincinnati Enquirer

Louisville football can soar again, Charlie Strong declares - Courier-Journal

Wall leads No. 4 Kentucky over No. 14 UConn 64-61 -

Villanova 97, Saint Joseph's 89 -

Rutgers men overcome loss of Greg Echenique, slow start to beat Monmouth, 66-52 - Star Ledger

Orange Scouting Report: Syracuse vs. Florida -

Dixon's slow return from injury still boosts undermanned Panthers - PPG

Video of Interest:

Soccer Gallery of the Week Part II:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous supermodel from Brazil. She's done work for Vicky's and the SI Swimsuit Edition. Here's Ana Beatriz Barros.