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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (2/24/10) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions; Now nationally recognized! We're being brought to you today by Saigon 333 beer, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

The women just keep on rolling and that's always nice. We expected to see something special in BB this year, only it seems to be happening on the other gender's team. Not that the men haven't been special as well, but it wasn't expected from the all. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

West Virginia 64, Cincinnati 43 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 8 WVU pulls away from UC women - Cincinnati Enquirer (AP)

NCAA Women's Basketball Polls - ESPN
#8 AP & #7 Coaches

Women's Basketball: Repella Academic All-America - MSNsportsNET.Com
She wasn't acting in that commercial.

Repella excels in classroom - Times West Virginian

Track: Mountaineers Back in National Rankings - MSNsportsNET.Com

Gymnastics: WVU Ranked No. 25 - MSNsportsNET.Com

News of Note:

Huggs Disappointed With Loss - MSNsportsNET.Com
"I came back here for a reason. I didn’t come back here for anything else other than I love this university, I love this state and I love the people," said Huggins. "If we can do something special for them, that’s what I want to do and we’re going to."

Huggins has soft side - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Video Link

Rejection and Ejection Equal Disaster for Mountaineers -

Excuses, excuses - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers learn refs a part of game - Charleston Daily Mail

Andy Katz's Daily Word: Why do officials and coaches converse so much? - ESPN

Tourney Projections: UConn Roars Back -- NCAABB FanHouse

2010 NFL Combine - Quarterback Quick Looks -


Cottrill shows why he's real deal - Charleston Gazette

Justin Johnson: A Family Affair -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Forde Minutes: Chemistry lesson - ESPN

In an offensive shootout, Syracuse downs Providence with a little defense - Post Standard
99 - 85

Seton Hall sweats out 76-70 victory over Rutgers - Star Ledger

Bulls looking to get back on winning track - Tampa Tribune

Georgetown hands Louisville basketball painful late-season loss 70-60 - Courier-Journal

Hoyas Defeat Louisville 70-60 in FREEMAN Hall - Casual Hoya

Lance Stephenson likely to return to Cincinnati Bearcats - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt expect Notre Dame to shoot threes - PPG

John Thompson Jr., the Georgetown legend, casts a large but comfortable shadow over his successful son, current Georgetown coach John Thompson III - ESPN

Answering your NCAA tournament bracket and bubble questions - Andy Glockner -

This Week in Schadenfreude:

Michigan, Rich Rodriguez out of compliance with NCAA rules -

Rich Rod's Seat Just Got Hotter - With Leather
What I want to know is how he refrained from using the Lion King reference when talking about the past.

NCAA infractions put Michigan's Rich Rodriguez on hottest seat - Stewart Mandel -
"Allen Iverson would surely be horrified." - Mandel's best line ever

What's On Tap:

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Joyce Center on ESPN2. Line is a push.

DePaul Blue Demons vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
7 pm tonight from 5th 3rd on ESPN 360, MASN and SNY. Cinci is giving 13.5.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. St. John's Red Storm - ESPN
Tonight at 7:30 from Carnesecca Arena on ESPN 360. Tape Delay on MASN at 11 pm. Marquette is giving 2.5.

South Florida Bulls vs. Villanova Wildcats - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the Pavilion in Villanova on ESPN360, MASN and SNY. Nova is giving 13.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Everybody's getting into the Horatio thing now.

German Beach Volleyball Cheerleaders Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Vietnamese by birth, but raised in Massachusetts. Here's Tianna Ta.


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