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 - WVIllustrated.com
Final Bowl Observations - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Dolphins' Pat White OK; possible minor concussion - PPG
White’s injury hits much too close to home - Times West Virginian
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
Senior Send Off Sets Stage for 2010 - WVIllustrated.com
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
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 - LostLettermen.com
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 Papajohns.com 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 - SI.com
Pitt Basketball: Panthers stifle Syracuse - PPG
Wright, Freeman lead Hoyas over DePaul - SI.com
USC penalizes men's hoops for violating NCAA rules - SI.com
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.
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 | SPIKE.com
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