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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (11/1/10) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by a beer made by those crazy Greeks, Vergina, because it sounds funny and I have that kind of sense of humor.

The burners under the coaches seat's have been given a full half turn up, at least in the media and public's perception. Either way, I trust Ollie. The biggest news over the weekend not involving football offensive ineptitude was the suspension of freshman guard Noah Cottrill. Not much is being said, but it doesn't look good for the young man. I hope whatever the issue may be, he gets his life straightened out. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter and don't forget to "LIKE" the Smoking Musket MAIN PAGE on Facebook (follow this link, then hit "LIKE"). Welcome to November everyone. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Men's Basketball: Cottrill Suspended Indefinitely - MSNsportsNET.Com
"Noah has been suspended indefinitely from our team for conduct unbecoming of a Mountaineer," said Huggins.

Guard Truck Bryant - Mountaineer TV

Focus squarely on Stewart with WVU in Big East basement - Charleston Gazette

West Virginia sinks to bottom of Big East - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

What we learned in the Big East: Week 9 - ESPN

Women [basketball, ed.] Begin Season 11th - MSNsportsNET.Com

Miller Leads WVU Into Semifinals - MSNsportsNET.Com
Women's Soccer: 1-0 against Rutgers in the Big East Tournament's Quarterfinals. The Semis will be this Friday against UConn.

Beginning A New Journey - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Pat White is featured

News of Note:

West Virginia: Numbers paint unpretty picture - PPG

Mullen defends play calling vs. UConn - Charleston Gazette

Loss drops WVU to bottom of Big East - Charleston Gazette

Coaching is linked to WVU's problems - Charleston Daily Mail

New coach doesn’t mean wins will come - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Stew now coaching for his job - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU will get you right - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Mountaineers setting the wrong milestones in season struggles -

WVU's Season is Full of Spooky Stats -

WVU’s demise - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Mountaineers Struggle to Find Offensive Identity -

Same offensive fiasco for WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WVU Has Done More with Less Talent -

Here is why Chris Neild is a leader - 'Eers to the Ground

Music Video Highlights: UConn Game -
This oughta be another short one

Big East Power Rankings Week 9 - The UConn Blog

Big East power rankings: Week 10 - ESPN

Around the League (and Beyond):

UConn's Season Still Has Hope - Hartford Courant

Jabaal Sheard (And Pitt) Beats Up On Louisville At Homecoming, 20-3 - Cardiac Hill

Louisville offense can't find rhythm, Cards lose to Pitt 20-3 - Card Chronicle

University of Cincinnati's lopsided loss leaves coach, homecoming fans dismayed - Cincinnati Enquirer
As John McClane once said, "Welcome to the party, pal."

Syracuse 31 - Cincinnati 7: All Your Homecomings Are Belong To Us - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
3-0 as the homecoming opponent this year

The Queen City gets its King. (via The Borkowski) - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
We need an illustrator who can do things like this. In all seriousness, does anybody know anybody in the WVU family of friends we should/could contact?

Bulls on verge of milestone victory - Tampa Tribune

Possible debut of Andre Civil at right tackle among the changes coming for Rutgers' beleagured offensive line - Star Ledger

Hassin Leads Army Past VMI, 29-7 -
I like the Nike Pro-Combat unis, but this makes em look tame in comparison

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Allegedly Involved in Iowa Violations - NCAABB FanHouse

College GameDay Final: Week 9 - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -

2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 10 - ESPN

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

McFly? Who knew?

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is former Playboy POM Tiffany Taylor. Click on the pic for the gallery.

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