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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (12/29/09) Edition

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

Marquette game tonight and lots of Gator Bowl articles to keep you occupied inside. The tips, suggestions and requests have been great, thanks. It all

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Ebanks, Triche Earn Men's Basketball Weekly Honors - BIG EAST Conference Athletics

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
Holding steady at #6

Gator Bowl to be televised at Civic Center - Charleston Gazette
For those of you in the Capitol area...

Who The Hell Are These Bowl Sponsors And What Do They Do? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Great explanation of the bowl sponsors backgrounds.

News of Note (FB):

A Decision To Make - MSNsportsNET.Com

Deep Thoughts - MSNsportsNET.Com

Gator Bowl a fitting farewell for Florida State's Bowden - PPG

Stew Avoids Spotlight - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article includes gallery

Jimbo Fisher Remembers WV - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes article, gallery and video

WVU, Florida State missed opportunities - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bowden will give Gator Bowl some bite - Charleston Daily Mail

Stewart, Bowden go way back - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Confusing The Quarterback - WVMETRONEWS.COM

A Senior Send Off -

West Virginia Notebook: Cornerback Tandy expects to be tested - PPG

West Virginia's Brown waited for chance to start - PPG

The ugly '74 season was educational - Charleston Gazette

Cool air not a big surprise - Charleston Gazette

A test for a young QB - Charleston Gazette

A little emotion in practice 'good' for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

Bitancurt ready if needed against Seminoles - Times West Virginian

College football under the magnifying glass - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Gator Bowl Prep: Day II -
Video link

News of Note (BB):

Marquette Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Preview: Marquette -

Marquette's plan: 'Drive it, drive it' - Charleston Gazette

Marquette comes to WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WVU recalls last year's loss to Marquette - Charleston Daily Mail

Weekly Watch: Week 6 - ESPN

Mike Gansey Podcast: Huggins Building Up a Mountaineer Family -
Podcast and interview with Mike Gansey on his thoughts about Huggs. Thanks to the editors of for emailing/sharing this.

Miles Hurts Knee - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Women's point guard is out indefinitely.

What's On Tap:

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Coliseum. Coverage is on ESPN360 and MASN (and some other regionals, as well, I'm sure). WVU is giving 12.

Syracuse Orange vs. Seton Hall Pirates - ESPN
9 pm tonight from Newark on ESPN360. Syracuse is giving 3.5.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Pitt smothers DePaul, 65-52 - PPG

Rutgers has comeback bid derailed by former St. Pat's star Dexter Strickland in 81-67 loss to No. 9 North Carolina - Star Ledger

Mardy Gilyard fulfills his dream - ESPN

Bulls set for a unique experience in Toronto - Tampa Tribune

Coach Rich Brooks 80 percent he's not returning to Kentucky - ESPN

Texas Tech Red Raiders suspend coach Mike Leach for Valero Alamo Bowl - ESPN

Video of Interest:

T-1000 interview, courtesy of WVIllustrated.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Here's a year in review video.

Hooters Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is one of the sexiest things to ever come out of South Africa. Please give a warm welcome to Charlize Theron.