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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thundering Turd Hangover (1/21/10) 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 Mendicino Brewing's White Hawk Select IPA, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

The men took care of business last night. It wasn't pretty, but it could have been a lot worse. Ohio State comes to town next for the last OOC game on the slate. Don't look now, but the women are on a roll. They probably won't get the attention they deserve, but they are good...VERY GOOD. We'll start to find out how good this weekend when they take on ND. There is plenty of coverage of both teams inside. Suggestions and requests are always welcomed. Jump right in...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Outlasts the Herd - MSNsportsNET.Com
68 - 60, but it was actually a lot closer than the final score indicates.


Groundbreaking Set -
"West Virginia's long-awaited basketball practice facility will have its ceremonial groundbreaking in two weeks." Includes computer renderings, if you haven't seen them yet.

Big East teams of the decade - ESPN

Big East games of the decade - ESPN

Top Big East coaches of the decade - ESPN

Rifle: No. 2 WVU Welcomes No. 1 Alaska-Fairbanks - MSNsportsNET.Com
8 am this morning

News of Note:

Four in a row for WVU - Charleston Gazette

Holding Off The Herd -

No. 11 Mountaineers survive against Marshall - Charleston Daily Mail

They came . . . and saw what they always see - Charleston Gazette

Rebounding, free throws the difference for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU, MU basketball rivalry is doing fine - Charleston Daily Mail

Notebook: Whiteside: 18 points but just two blocks - Charleston Gazette

Controlling Whiteside key for WVU - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

A Double Header Sweep for WVU in Charleston! - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio link of Kevin Jones

Mountaineers Get Defensive - MSNsportsNET.Com
The women destroy Marshall 74-42. Includes video highlights pop-up link.

Dominance Start to Finish -

Mountaineers pick up lopsided victory in opener - Charleston Gazette

Sarah Miles helps West Virginia Mountaineers exceed expectations - ESPN

WVU women exceeding expectations - Charleston Daily Mail


Big East recruiting breakdown - ESPN

Around the League (and Beyond):

UConn assistant Blaney guides UConn past St. John's - ESPN
75 - 59

'Jersey guys' spark No. 4 Villanova's 94-68 victory over Rutgers - Star Ledger

Pitt falls at home to Georgetown, 74-66 - PPG

Harris has career day as Wake hands UNC first 3-game skid under Williams - ESPN
82 - 69

Jaquon Parker steps in, helps Cincinnati Bearcats defeat South Florida - Cincinnati Enquirer
78 - 70

Cardinals ‘still in good shape,' but loss at Seton Hall could change that - Courier-Journal

UConn Huskies coach Jim Calhoun should retire after this season - Seth Davis -

Holtz impressed USF early in whirlwind coaching search - Tampa Tribune

Clawback clauses could deter college coaches from breaking rules -

College Basketball Mailbag -

College football head coach: the most dangerous job in sports - Andy Staples -

What's On Tap:

Louisville vs. Seton Hall -
The Ville visits the Hall tonight at 7 on ESPN. The line is a push.

Video of Interest:

Thanks to WVIllustrated.

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

I didn't dislike the movie, but I don't get the epic fervor over it either. Either way, this is kinda amusing. The payoff is at the end:

Cheerleader Gallery of the Week:

One of the better cheerleader galleries that I've seen put together in a long time. Click on the pic to jump in.


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a California native, former wrestler and a gorgeous red head. Here's Christy Hemme.

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