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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (2/17/10) Providence Gameday Edition

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It's the beginning of Lent today and all around the world, people are giving things up for the next 40 days. Huggs and the boys need to give up this losing thing that's been happening the last two games. They get their chance to start tonight against Providence. Meanwhile, the women just keep quietly winning. This is a very good team too. Get out and show your support if you get the opportunity. The tipline is always open. Suit up and jump in...

Let's GOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Miles To Go - MSNsportsNET.Com
"Sarah Miles scored 16 points and West Virginia was able to overcome a second-half scoreless drought to knock off Rutgers 55-51 Tuesday night at the WVU Coliseum."

Preview: Providence - BGN

Forde Minutes - ESPN

News of Note:

Stringer praises Carey - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU visits struggling Friars - Charleston Gazette

WVU Looks to Rebound - MSNsportsNET.Com

West Virginia Faces Slumping Providence - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU visits Providence tonight - Times West Virginian

WVU looks to bounce back vs. Providence - Register-Herald

WVU ready for skid to end - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineers Begin Important Week - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Video link

Tickets, upgrades and deals for Marshall, WVU - Charleston Gazette

Van Zant, WVU Prepared for 2010 Season -

WVU Baseball's Grant Buckner Interview -
Video link

Schmitt trades gridiron for guitar - Register-Herald
He's not quitting football as the headline might make it seem.

Kevin Pittsnogle’s D-League Experiment Ends –


DB Doran Grant Has 'Eers Hitting Ohio Again - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

Conference Call: Big East - Sporting News
#2 Conference? Really?

Big East Becomes Big Mess in Four Days - NCAABB FanHouse

Former committee members weigh in on Big East bubble - ESPN

Bulls defeat Cincinnati, stay in postseason picture - Tampa Tribune
65 - 57

Bearcats suffer costly loss to South Florida - Cincinnati Enquirer

Rutgers men's basketball team notches first road Big East win this year, beats DePaul, 68-64 - Star Ledger

Louisville basketball gets starter back for game against Notre Dame; the Irish may not be so lucky - Courier-Journal

In or out?: The quest to save face - The UConn Blog

Syracuse basketball players prepare their bodies for the season's home stretch - Post Standard

Resilience remains a big factor for Pitt - PPG

'Hair'-Brained Plan Has Marquette Rolling - NCAABB FanHouse

USC's coming day in 'court' probably won't be pleasant - LA Times
It's about time...

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Providence Friars - ESPN
Tonight at 7 from the Dunkin' Donuts Center on ESPN360, MASN and SNY. Friars are getting 7.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
7 pm tonight from Freedom Hall on ESPN2. UL is giving 11.5 (No Harangody?).

Seton Hall Pirates vs. St. John's Red Storm - ESPN
7:30 pm from Carnesecca Arena on ESPN360. Taped delay coverage on MASN at 9 pm. Pirates are getting 1.

Video of Interest:

I'm a bit late with this one, sorry.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

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Mardi Gras Gallery of the Week:

Don't worry, it's completely SFW (unfortunately).


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a real life Jessica Rabbit...and that's AWESOME!!! She was first really noticed on Firefly and had a couple cameos on Life and can now be seen regularly on Mad Men. Here's the red headed beauty...Christina Hendricks.


This next one has some NSFW language:

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