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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (1/4/10) 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 Impaled Ale because that's what happened to WVU on Friday.

Wow, did that New Year's Day ever suck!?!? That and the fact that I'm still fighting pneumonia made for a pretty s@#$%y weekend. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Long Weekend for Mountaineer Fans -

Final Bowl Observations - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Hoppy's Commentary

Dolphins' Pat White OK; possible minor concussion - PPG

White’s injury hits much too close to home - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

News of Note (FB):

Sands was rare bright spot for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette

Replacing Williams no easy task - Charleston Gazette

Errors plagued WVU in historic Gator - Charleston Daily Mail

Devine still uncertain about plans to enter NFL Draft - Charleston Daily Mail

Gator Bowl Notebook: Devine unsure if he will declare for NFL draft - PPG

Looking Back; Moving Forward - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU coaching staff in need of some tweaking - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Senior Send Off Sets Stage for 2010 -

WVU season had its moments - Times West Virginian

Fallout from loss in Gator - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WVU has 51 wins in five years - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

News of Note (BB):

Time for WVU hoopsters to row, row, row the boat - Charleston Gazette

The Three Basket-'Eers? - Charleston Daily Mail

'Eers among best in school history - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Miles Free Throw Seals WVU Win - MSNsportsNET.Com
In the lone bright spot for WVU over the weekend, the women won 54-50 over St. John's.

Still Haunted Coming Up Short of Final Four -
Mike Gansey Podcast

Around the League (and Beyond):

Robinson paces UConn with 22 points, 16 boards in win over Irish - ESPN
82 - 70

No. 8 Villanova gets past Marquette in Big East opener - ESPN
74 - 72

Dixon carries UConn past South Carolina, to Bowl victory - ESPN
20 - 7

Cincinnati overmatched by Florida in Sugar Bowl defeat - Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati racks up victory at Rutgers - Cincinnati Enquirer

Kentucky basketball team wins rough game over Louisville 71-62 - Courier-Journal

South Florida beats NIU in International Bowl - Tampa Tribune

Pitt deals No. 5 Syracuse its first loss, 82-72 -

Pitt Basketball: Panthers stifle Syracuse - PPG

Wright, Freeman lead Hoyas over DePaul -

USC penalizes men's hoops for violating NCAA rules -

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This is an old clip, but it's spot on. All hail Craig Ferguson!!!!

Snow Bunnies Gallery of the Week:

These'll keep you warm. Gallery also includes a couple videos.


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American actress who has some impressive assets. She's been seen in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake) and Wedding Crashers, as well as a memorable appearance on Two and a Half Men. Here's one of my personal favorites, Miss Diora Baird.


Diora Baird Beams You Up | Celebrities |

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