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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (12/28/09) 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 Nova Schin, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

It's Monday after the Holiday weekend and back to the old grind for most of us, including the football team. Lot's of news to cover, so I won't go on any longer. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

West Virginia Escapes With Win - MSNsportsNET.Com
90-84 over Seton Hall in OT

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineers Arrive in Jacksonville -
Article includes photo gallery

Mountaineers First Practice in Jacksonville - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery

News of Note (FB):

Back to Work - MSNsportsNET.Com

Bill Stewart Interview -

WVU leans on ironmen up front - Times West Virginian

Sanders: Bowden a Winner - MSNsportsNET.Com

Bowden looks back on career heading into final game - Times West Virginian

The Bowden Years - MSNsportsNET.Com

Bowden to cap career against a familiar foe - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bowden Holds Court in Jacksonville - WVMETRONEWS.COM

‘Bowden Bowl’ hype begins - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Gator Bowl Matchup Worthy of Attention - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Ineligible starters let teammates, themselves down - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Mullen has WVU offense ready for 'Noles - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineers have edge in Gator Bowl - Charleston Daily Mail

Let's Stay Together -

WVU in no-win situation? - Charleston Gazette

Stewart pleased with first Fla. practice - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers practice in Jacksonville as Gator awaits - Charleston Daily Mail

Bowl Layoff Presents Unique Coaching Challenges - EerSports

Stew says team better not overlook Seminoles - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

No Offer, No Problem - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link about the Mountaineers from Florida who are looking for revenge against a school that looked past them in high school.

News of Note (BB):

Butler's place in history secure - Charleston Gazette

A new wrinkle - Times West Virginian
It's a couple day's old, but a good read.

Close call a positive experience - Charleston Gazette

Familiar problems plague WVU against Seton Hall - Charleston Daily Mail

What's On Tap:

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. North Carolina Tar Heels - ESPN
From the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, tonight at 8:30 on ESPN 2. UNC is giving 21.

DePaul vs. Pittsburgh -
From the PEC in Pittsburgh tonight at 7 pm on ESPNU. Pitt is giving 12.5.

Around the League (and Beyond):

No. 11 Connecticut beats Iona 93-74 -

Louisville basketball shows much improved look in 79-53 win over Radford - Courier-Journal

Louisville AD optimistic Charlie Strong will stay with Cardinals -

Lewis runs into record books; Hutchins' foot boots Pitt past UNC - ESPN
19-17 over UNC in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. "The crowd of 50,389 was the smallest in the bowl's eight seasons" - imagine that.

Rutgers Football 10 Worst Moments of the Decade - Protect R Turf
This is an awesome poll!!!!!

Sugar Bowl Bearcats think big, if not so easy, against Florida - Cincinnati Enquirer

Leavitt getting in game mode - Tampa Tribune

Florida's Urban Meyer taking indefinite leave, not resigning -

Video of Interest:

Thanks, as always, to WVIllustrated.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I'm a few days late on this one, but it's kinda cool.

Entourage Hotties Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another Brazilian beauty. Can we get some of that water up here please? Here's Suelyn Medeiros.