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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (3/8/10) 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 Sam Adams Double Bock, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Great weekend for the Mountaineers. The men got a big HUGE win at 'Nova on Saturday and the women are into the BE Semis by virtue of their win over DePaul last night. Let's see if we can keep both rolling. Tips, suggestions and requests as well as Hump Day Bracket nominations can be submitted here. Jump in and see what happens...

What You May Have Missed:

No. 7 West Virginia 47, DePaul 41 - ESPN

2010 Men's Basketball Championship Central Presented by Travelodge - BIG EAST Conference Athletics
Includes interactive bracket

Printable Bracket - Big East

BIG EAST Tournament Travel Guide -

Bowden Returns - MSNsportsNET.Com
Some good stories in here. - Sports - College Hoops - NCAA Basketball
I just really like the current banner picture.

Women's News of Note:

Strong defensive effort paces Mountaineers - PPG

Mountaineers Advance to Semifinals - MSNsportsNET.Com

Women's Interactive Bracket - BIG EAST Conference Athletics

WVU women win with defense - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Though Unlikely, Connecticut Women Still Can Lose -- NCAABB FanHouse
I think unlikely is putting it mildly.

Men's News of Note:

All's well at end for Wells - Charleston Gazette

Same script, different feel - Charleston Gazette

No. 1 seed in NCAAs within reach for WVU - Charleston Gazette

WVU needed to defeat Villanova - Charleston Daily Mail

For Huggins, double-bye is no reward - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Huggins has done a great coaching job - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Boneheaded Mountaineers -

Keeping with the Trend -

Butler caps big week with big honor - Charleston Gazette

W.Va.'s Butler earns Big East honor - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Player of the week also.

Big East all-league teams have big New Jersey presence, led by West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler and Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell - Star Ledger

College Basketball Bubble Watch - ESPN

The Seeding Game -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Well, that's all finished: South Florida 75, UConn 68 - The UConn Blog

Bulls shooting even higher after UConn upset - Tampa Tribune

Vegas Always Knows: Louisville 78, Syracuse 68 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

No. 17 Pittsburgh routs Rutgers men, 83-54 - Star Ledger

Cincinnati Bearcats fold in second half in loss to Georgetown - Cincinnati Enquirer
74 - 47...maybe they were just short term dyslexic?

Seton Hall’s Bobby Gonzalez Is a Divisive Figure in the Big East - NY Times

Can the NCAA Tournament exist without UConn, North Carolina, and UCLA? - Star Ledger

What's On Tap:

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Connecticut Huskies - ESPN
BE Semis, 6 pm tonight from the XLC on ESPN360 and ESPNU.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
BE Semis, 8 pm tonight from the XLC on ESPN360 and ESPNU.

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis) Interest:

And the Oscar goes to...

AIW Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American actress who hails from Massachusetts. She's been seen in The New Guy, Bring it On and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (among others), as well as the recently canceled TV series Dollhouse. Here's Eliza Dushku. For bonus gallery, click HERE.


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