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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (2/15/10) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information and daily distractions; Now nationally recognized! We're being brought to you today by No. 40 Heartbreak Ale (I think it's self explanatory).

Friday night didn't happen. It just didn't happen. But if it did happen, I'm glad the date was mid-February and not March. At least the women held he Hoyas to 23% shooting yesterday and the Rifle team keeps on winning. Please take special note of the last item in WYMHM and contact your state senators and representatives and express your outrage over this budget line item. Tips, suggestions and requests are always welcomed. It's all here, after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Considering Stadium Expansion - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Minute Of Misery - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Burton Helps WVU Grind Out Win - MSNsportsNET.Com
#8 Women take down #13 Georgetown 55 - 46

West Virginia Stays Unbeaten At Home - ESPN Video

More WVU officers to work next home game - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A Friday night for the ages - ESPN

Rifle: WVU Scores Two Wins, Earns GARC Title - MSNsportsNET.Com

WV Budget - see page 103 of the document (type in p 87 in the pdf viewer, it's weird, I know) - This is outrageous, $24mil for MU stadium expansion that's only ever been full twice. And that was by...guess who...US.

News of Note:

WVU women don’t let down large crowd - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Huggins' criticism for team's ears only - Charleston Gazette

WVU Team Report: 02/15/2010 -
"Looking back at the PITT game and ahead to the Providence game"

Players eager to get back to work - Charleston Gazette

WVU takes its time letting win slip away - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Mountaineers hand victory to Panthers - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Much to ponder as Selection Sunday closes in - Charleston Daily Mail

Errors late in the game frustrate West Virginia - PPG

PITT Afterthoughts, Volume II -

Videos From PITT -
Interviews with Huggs, Truck, KJ and Da.

WVU Refocuses for Stretch Run -

Schaus Was Truly One of the Mountaineers Giants - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Schaus was ‘one in a million’ - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

‘Fan’tastic fanaticism - Martinsburg Journal

The Big East's best: No. 12, Robert Sands - ESPN


DePaul offers basketball scholarship to 8th-grader - Chicago Tribune

Around the League (and Beyond):

Reynolds, Fisher combine for 44 as No. 5 Villanova handles Providence - ESPN
92 - 81

Marquette stops South Florida - Tampa Tribune
63 - 52

Rebounding UC tops UConn - Cincinnati Enquirer
60 - 48

Cal to columnist: 'You need to go see a therapist' - The UConn Blog

Seton Hall escapes against DePaul, 79-71, despite sluggish second half - Star Ledger

Behind Jonathan Mitchell, Rutgers men upset No. 7 Georgetown, 71-68 - Star Ledger

Louisville basketball back in tournament hunt with 66-60 upset of No. 2 Syracuse - Courier-Journal

The Orange lost to Louisville, yes, but the sky is not falling on Syracuse. Just ask Rick Pitino. - Post Standard

Pitt beating WVU was 'unbelievable' - PPG

Pitt frosh Woodall has coming-of-age game - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Eyes Have It -
"After surgery to correct his vision, legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno no longer has to wear his trademark thick-lens glasses."

What's On Tap:

Connecticut Huskies vs. Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Wachovia Center in Philly on ESPN's Big Monday. Nova is giving 9.5.

Video of Interest:

Courtesy, as usual, of our friends at WVIllustrated.

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

God Bless You Armani...

And here's something interesting that's gone viral recently...

VD Hangover Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is my favorite part of Mondays...period. She was the best reason to watch 8 Simple Rules and now Big Bang Theory. Caifornia girl, born and's Kaley Cuoco.


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