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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (4/14/10) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Long Trail Double Bag.

Practice is back under way after a two day break in action. Of course we all know what the big news is. At least it's Hump Day, right? It's all inside. Isn't that a retail catalog slogan? Anyway...keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Former local star has big night in WVU win - Charleston Gazette
13-11 over Eastern Kentucky (baseball)

Deon Long waves goodbye - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Conditional release = no Maryland or Texas Tech

Huggins Helps Found Upper Big Branch Family Fund - WBOY-TV

Bracketology - ESPN
Your first WAY too early bracketology breakdown from ESPN's Joe Lunardi.

News of Note:

NCAA pays visit to WVU - Charleston Gazette

NCAA queries WVU regarding Rodriguez tenure - Charleston Daily Mail

NCAA visits WVU - Times West Virginian

NCAA Investigating West Virginia Football for Violations: "Unnamed Source" Points Finger at Michigan's Rich Rodriguez - Maize n Brew
The UM blog's take on the current mess. The author does his best to defend objectively and his argument is mainly aimed at the NCAA (and for a change, doesn't throw WVU under a bus) and makes a couple of decent points.'s almost as if he's bailing water on the Titanic with a lunch pail.

Tackling WVU's NCAA situation, UC's hire and tailbacks - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

Casteel and Selected Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Video Interviews -
Coach Beatty, Najae Goode, Eddie Davis and Tyler Anderson

The Big Boys Work as One -

WVU linebacker Thomas steps up his game - Register-Herald

Players Blooming - MSNsportsNET.Com

On The Move - BGN

Walk-On Anderson Making His Mark on Defense - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes gallery with article

Moving on without Ebanks - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

West: Huggins one of the most underrated coaches - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column


Keep eye on WVU recruiting - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

NCAA Makes Changes In Basketball Recruiting - NCAABB FanHouse

Around the League (and Beyond):

Inspired UConn seeks breakthrough year - ESPN

That whole Big Ten thing - The UConn Blog

Paterno believes Big Ten expansion is coming - PPG

Pitt's Sunseri ready to step out of Stull's shadow - PPG

Syracuse Spring Ball Upgraded From Feisty To Chippy - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium expansion includes fan-friendly touches - Courier-Journal
Includes video with article

Can Holtz, USF challenge Florida’s Big Three in recruiting? - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rutgers' Tim Wright developing into student of the game, go-to receiver - Star Ledger

Source: Rutgers Scarlet Knights' Fred Hill receives letter from athletic director, is still basketball coach - ESPN New York

Can Holtz, USF challenge Florida’s Big Three in recruiting? - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bulls' recruiting class could offset loss of Jones - Tampa Tribune

Add Providence To The Institutional Control Watchlist - Deadspin

Dhani Jones Thinks Rich Rodriguez Is 'Terrible' - NCAAFB FanHouse
The line forms to the rear

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hot Tub Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American glamor/bikini/fitness model who's been seen on/in Easy Rider and 2 Wheel Tuner magazines to name a few. Here's Jenny Poussin.

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