Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Palma Luoca, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.
Kind of a slow news day overall, but I still have plenty for ya. Tips, suggestions and requests make my life a bit easier here. Jump in...
What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Headline inside says "Gator Bowl" but it's the usual daily.
So Good, We're Stolen - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link from last night's Huggs show.
WVU Varsity Sports Report - BlueGoldNews.com
Bracketology - ESPN
#3 in the East
Syracuse claims No. 1 seed in Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
Campbell Named WVU Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
WVU slipped to 10th in the AP and 9th in the Coaches, as noted by MtnEer_in_SC yesterday.
CFN 2009 Final Rankings - No. 11-25 - Scout.com
News of Note:
Bob Huggins: Calm, Cool, & Collected - WVIllustrated.com
College Basketball 2010 - MSNsportsNET.Com
Ask Jay Jacobs a Question - MSNsportsNET.Com
Online form, self explanatory.
WVU women host Villanova - Times West Virginian
Best and worst from Big East bowl season - ESPN
Top 10 games of 2009: No. 8 - ESPN
West Virginia 19, Pittsburgh 16, Nov. 27 in Morgantown
Roberts leaving WVU for UC - Charleston Daily Mail
We wish him well.
Afterthoughts: 2009 in Review - WVIllustrated.com
Wasonga impresses at combine - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Deon Long in Morgantown - WVIllustrated.com
The highly regarded receiver is in town and with the team.
USC football recruits begin to reconsider their futures - latimes.com
"Lakewood High quarterback Jesse Scroggins is giving the Trojans until Saturday morning to name a replacement for Coach Pete Carroll before he begins looking at other schools." - This doesn't necessarily affect us, but interesting nonetheless.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Villanova star guard key to 92-84 win over Louisville - Courier-Journal
The horror...the whistles....my god the whistles..... - Card Chronicle
The teams combined for 43 turnovers, 66 fouls and 94 FTs.
Big East road not getting any easier for Cincinnati - Cincinnati Enquirer
Leavitt vows to fight, says he wants job back - ESPN
Reality check: Join the Leavitt soap opera, already in progress - Tampa Tribune
Magee speaks to USF; Holtz may be in mix - Tampa Tribune
Fulmer apparently is on the list too.
Syracuse Basketball So Far, As Told Through Jersey Shore Quotations - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Pitt develops chemistry on break - PPG
Rutgers assistant George McDonald reverses field, returns to Cleveland Browns - Star Ledger
5 days to decide he didn't want to be stuck on the proverbial corner Rutgers is still turning.
Jerry Tarkanian: NCAA is 'crookedest' organization - ESPN
Pot meet Kettle.
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Looks to Extend Win Streak - MSNsportsNET.Com
Our #17 WVU women host Villanova at the Coliseum tonight at 7.
Video of Interest:
This one has been making the rounds lately.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
JP Fanshawe sent this one in.
Bart Simpson Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is another Brazilian model (I really need to plan a trip down south). Here's Ana Carolina Dias.
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