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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (11/17/10) Edition

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Topics of the day include (but are not limited to): Football road woes, Jock and the receptions record, UL's QB situation...ANNNDDDD Men's Basketball in Puerto Rico. Enjoy your Wednesday/Hump Day!

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineer Report: A Jock-Of-All Trades -
Senior receiver Jock Sanders closes in on a school record and the Mountaineers will try and improve their road record this weekend.

Bill Stewart: Tuesday Press Conference - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Football: Coach Bill Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Quotes from Coach: Week 12 -

Nikki Izzo-Brown: Pre-Boston College Presser -
Izzo-Brown talks about the way her team has been playing the past couple of weeks, what she knows about the Eagles and making it back to the Sweet 16.

American Eagle store in Times Square honoring WVU Women's Soccer - Twitpic
This is cool

Women's Basketball: WVU Reaches Top 10 - MSNsportsNET.Com

"Protect Your Unit" Game - Week 11 Results - Voodoo Five
Dude hit a 5 team $248 parlay (25 to 1) to rake in $ was actually a 6 gamer that came through, but one got thrown out. Needless to say, the rest of us are WAYYYY behind now. I lost $156 on the week (disclaimer: fake wagering).

We're Sending Lots Of Kids To The Dome This Weekend - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
I'm no Cuse fan or a fan of their fans, but this is absolutely awesome of them (at least the ones on Nunes)

News of Note:


Football: Select Player Quotes-11/16 - MSNsportsNET.Com

The Player's Take: Louisville - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Cardinal Challenge - BGN

Louisville no pushover for WVU - Times West Virginian

Road hasn't been kind to WVU under Stew - Charleston Gazette

Be wary of WVU on road - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WVU seeks reversal of road fortunes - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Checking on ND and bowl, Pitt and Finau - Charleston Gazette

Big East stock report: Week 12 - ESPN

WVU football: Offense potent when it doesn't beat itself - Charleston Daily Mail

West Virginia Notebook: Louisville not set at quarterback - PPG

WVU football: Questions lie under center for Louisville - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU football Q&A answers 11.17.10 - 'Eers to the Ground

Jocktradamus: 3-0 - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Jock Sanders Goes for WVU Receptions Record -
He's only 2 shy right now

VIDEO: WVU Football Players and Coach Interviews -
Jock, Geno, Neild, Coach Mullen, Irvin, Leonard, Julian, The Tandy, Glover, Madsen and Alston

Joe Madsen: Road Games From Practice -
Joe Madsen talks about the road ahead for the Mountaineer offensive line.

Geno Smith: Game Time Doesn't Matter -
Smith talks about playing on the road, playing football whenever he can and the Cardinal defense.

Robert Sands: Road Woes -
The Mountaineers are 1-2 on the road this season and Sands talks about the difference for team on the road and at home.

Anthony Leonard: Bring On The Cardinals -
Leonard talks about the Louisville Cardinals under new head coach Charlie Strong.


Huggins' focus set on offensive boards - Charleston Gazette

Crashing The Boards - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Adapting to New Identity -

Heading Out Of The Country - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Jones most improved as WVU’s best player - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Flowers blossoms under Huggins - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU women host Duquesne; men head to Puerto Rico - Times West Virginian

Tony's Travels - MSNsportsNET.Com

@Andy Katz: Lots of West Virginia fans ... - Twitter
Katz in PR

Around the League (and Beyond):

Narrowing The List - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Big East expansion and TCU

All Big East teams in hunt - Register-Herald

Balance of power - Hampshire Review

Crazy finish looming in Big East Conference - Inter-Mountain

Boom! Cards Open New Arena With Beat Down Of Bulldogs - Card Chronicle
88-73 over Butler

Big East Notebook | Louisville's Strong defends weak conference as 'competitive' - Courier-Journal
Sounds familiar

Coach Strong has no regrets about USF gamble - AP

No defense for play of Bearcats football team lately - Cincinnati Enquirer

Bulls have a big prize to play for - Tampa Tribune

South Florida's Daniels presents challenge to Pitt - PPG

Scoop to the hoop: Jardine's career-high 27 leads Syracuse over Detroit - Post Standard

Syracuse vs. UConn: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Jordan Todman? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

UConn Football Team Must Get Past Road Woes - Hartford Courant
Join the club

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano says Wildcat offense isn't interfering with quarterback play - Star Ledger

The BIG EAST Recap: 'Detroit, You Almost Made Us Proud' Edition - The Nova Blog

postGame: Villanova 84, Marist 47 - The Nova Blog

Steve Lavin's Return Spoiled by Loss as Saint Mary's Topples St. John's - NCAABB FanHouse

BCS supporters don't get it: current system isn't better than playoff -

McMurphy's Law: Ohio State Still Big Spender With Alabama, Irish Closing Gap - NCAAFB FanHouse

Zebra Report: First Touching on Punts, Offensive Helmet-to-Helmet - NCAAFB FanHouse

Has Cam Newton Violated SEC Bylaws, Rendering Him Ineligible? - NCAAFB FanHouse
Have fun holding your breath on this one

Two Arrests Made in Southern Mississippi Football Shooting - NCAAFB FanHouse

Forde Yard Dash - ESPN

College Football Power Rankings - Andy Staples -

What's On Tap:

Women to Battle Duquesne - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tonight at 7 pm from the WVU Coliseum. It will be streamed live from

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Green Lantern trailer. This may not be around long (copyright):

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the best reason to watch "The Event." Here's a lovely gallery of Miss Taylor Cole (click on the pic).

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