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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (1/25/10) 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 Jesus Beer, as requested by Oregon Mountaineer.

Let's see...the men clamped down the D and got a good OOC victory, the women played a great first half-3 quarters of a game and we honored one of our all time greats, while updating the honor to another. I think that sums up the weekend fairly well. The men are back in action tomorrow against DePaul (is that kind of like the Anti-Paul, kind of like if you get Pauled, you need some DePaul to clear it up?). It's BE action the rest of the way out until Big Dance time. Isn't that also a nice feeling to not worry about going Dancing? Now, we worry about what seed. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. It all starts after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Falls to Irish - MSNsportsNET.Com
74 - 66...and so the win streak ends at 16

Photo Gallery: Hot Rod Ceremonies -

Finally... Respectable Banners at the Coliseum - case you missed it after my little rant on Friday.

News of Note:

Hot Rod humbled by retired No. 33 - Charleston Gazette

Flashy Hundley was actually fundamentals freak - Register-Herald

Let us count the reasons WVU win was big - Charleston Gazette

Defense, rebounding continue to be key - Charleston Gazette

Defense keys WVU’s second-half comeback, win - Times West Virginian

Buckeyes Get Hit By a Truck - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

‘Truck’ rollin’ steady - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Afterthoughts: WVU vs Ohio State -

WVU, others cash in on Huggins brand - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Looking at the next decade of Big East football - ESPN

Caridi: Smith Injury A Matter Of Timing - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU QB should return to action by spring drills - Charleston Daily Mail

Around the League (and Beyond):

Second-half burst powers UConn past top-ranked Texas - ESPN
88 - 74

Syracuse-Georgetown men's basketball rivalry resumes in the Carrier Dome -

No. 12 Georgetown latest opponent to dismantle Rutgers, as Hoyas roll over Scarlet Knights, 88-63 - Star Ledger

Seton Hall knocks off No. 9 Pittsburgh, 64-61, for first marquee win of season - Star Ledger

Lapses cost Panthers - PPG

Bulls crippled by lack of depth - Tampa Tribune

Cardinals bust their slump with 68-60 win over Cincinnati - Courier-Journal

Cardinals' defense stymies Bearcats - Cincinnati Enquirer

Gazing into college football's crystal ball and predicting the next decade - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Syracuse Orange - ESPN
ESPN's Big Monday, tonight from the Dome at 7 pm. Cuse is giving 6.

Videos of Interest:

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Video of (Dis)Interest:

This is how to go out in style. You play Freebird with Will Ferrell, Ben Harper, Beck and Billy Gibbons:

Biker Babe Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model and actress, best known for her role on Baywatch and as the hostess of Dog Eat Dog. Here's Brooke Burns.

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