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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (2/10/10) Edition

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Another day, another snow storm...but I'm always here to keep you informed. For a semi-long layoff week, there is a lot of news to cover. Please respond responsibly and en masse to the Nunes Magician Fan Post linked inside. Suggestions and requests are always greatly encouraged. Keep shoveling and jump in...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Bracketology - ESPN

NCAA bracket projection -

Rundown of March Madness, Volume 3 -- NCAABB FanHouse

NCAA Women's Basketball Polls - ESPN
#9 AP, #8 Coaches

VIDEO: Villanova Post Game - WV Illustrated
Huggs, Da and KJ interviews

WVU President Thanks Students For Good Behavior - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Hoop Thoughts - Seth Davis -

WVU Varsity Sports Report - BGN

News of Note:

Afterthoughts: WVU vs Villanova - WV Illustrated

WVU is better off playing its own style - Charleston Daily Mail

Big East title real long shot for WVU - Charleston Gazette

Move along, nothing to see here - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Great games not created - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

A great year to be an 'Eer - Martinsburg Journal

WVU students learn from backlash - ESPN
"EDITOR'S NOTE: In the wake of incidents at college basketball games involving the student sections at West Virginia and other schools, asked the sports editor at The Daily Athenaeum, the campus newspaper for the Mountaineers, for the students' perspective on appropriate standards for supporting the team."

The Turk's Story - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video Link

Sportswriter Smith Recalled - MSNsportsNET.Com
Memories of late, former Daily Mail sports editor Bill Smith and some notebook entries

Dervil Has Hope for Haiti - WV Illustrated

...and no, it's not a girl in the stands or sidelines...It involves our own Pat McAfee, for your information

Once again it's West Virginia.. - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Feel free to attack at will...please use words with more than 4 letters.


WVU's Galloway named top Big East recruiter - ESPN

Coaches work around signing day limits - ESPN

How are recruits ranked? - FOX Sports on MSN

Around the League (and Beyond):

Wright scores 16 of 21 points in second half to spark Hoyas - ESPN
79 -70 over Providence

Rutgers men fend off D-2 Caldwell College, 70-62 - Star Ledger

Fun with graphics: Syracuse Edition - The UConn Blog

Syracuse University/University of Connecticut matchup treated us to quite a show the last time - Post Standard

Cincinnati's Vaughn hoping to re-emerge - Cincinnati Enquirer

Tampa's Clark coaching on Wannstedt's Pitt staff - Tampa Tribune

Guard Dixon's ability to practice a big deal for Pitt - PPG

Brey Turns to Two-a-Days for Notre Dame's Tournament Push -- NCAABB FanHouse

As losses start to mount and Jeremy Hazell's struggles continue, Seton Hall finds itself at a crossroads - Star Ledger

Syracuse hires Wheatley as running backs coach - ESPN

Inside story behind NCAA violations in Arizona basketball program -

Commissioner: Pac-10 considering expansion - FanNation
...and a TV network

Forde Minutes - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Rivalry week on ESPN continues...

Connecticut Huskies vs. Syracuse Orange - ESPN
7 pm from the Dome on ESPN. Cuse is giving 11.

Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels - ESPN
9 pm from the Dean Dome on ESPN. Duke is giving 6. Hate either/both teams all you want, but when they get together, no matter how good or bad either one is, it's generally an epic game worth watching.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This is funnier than you might expect.

This Week in Body-painting:

Fresh from the new SI Swimsuit Issue...

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another British Tabloid veteran. Here's Keira Jones.


Don't let the title fool you...nobody's exposed in this video. No nipples are here to harm you.

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