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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (12/15/09) Edition

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

It's the Ides of December, which really doesn't mean anything, other than only 10 days of shopping left before Christmas. Guess I better get started, huh? Suggestions and requests would definitely help this week. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Huggins credits Bowden with assist - Charleston Gazette

WVU Varsity Sports Report -

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
Holding steady at #6

Buoyed by public support, West Virginia rifle team returns to NCAA prominence -

News of Note (FB):

Fisher will do it his way - Charleston Gazette

Bowl practice an 'exciting and weird' time for FSU players - Tallahassee Democrat

WVU receivers coach Lonnie Galloway has experience with bowls and playoffs systems -

News of Note (BB):

Repella Named Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com

Big East Weekly Honors -

Weekly Watch: Week 4 - ESPN

Around the League (and Beyond):

Sources: South Florida Coach Jim Leavitt Struck Player -- NCAAFB FanHouse

Review is needed in wake of accusations - Tampa Tribune

UC AD quiet amid coaching rumors - Cincinnati Enquirer

Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage snaps out of freshman funk quickly - Star Ledger

Charlie Strong's new job will be to restock the Louisville football sidelines - Courier-Journal

Louisville basketball arena project adds sponsors, lands funds for fountain - Courier-Journal
And a fountain?!?!?! Yes, a fountain. Slow week indeed.

Former Louisville assistants to reunite at Illinois - ESPN

Vol coach Lane Kiffin says recruitment investigation a compliment -

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Here's my mea culpa for missing the beginning of Hanukkah on Friday. My apologies to our Hebrew brethren (perhaps for both missing it and this).

And keeping with the holiday spirit:

Football Gallery of the Week:

With college football at a snails pace right now. Here's a gallery to help keep you reminded.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an all American fitness model. Please make welcome, Jamie Eason.