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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (4/15/10) Edition

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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 Xingu, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Spring practice continues and I've got most (if not all) of the coverage covered. I appreciate any tips, suggestions and requests and now you can follow me on Twitter: @WVUIE97. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Football to Wear '29' Decal on Helmet - WVIllustrated.com

WVU to honor miners - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Coach Bill Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com
Most (if not all) of this is in the video below

Stew's Views - BGN

Jarrett Brown - West Virginia - Top 10 Quarterbacks in the NFL Draft - Photos - SI.com
"After spending two years waiting in line behind current Dophins QB Pat White, Brown was handed the starting job at West Virginia for the '09 season. Brown has great arm strength, but needs to improve his decision-making, drawing comparisons to Tavaris Jackson of the Vikings."

WVU fan who was visited by Da'Sean Butler dies - Charleston Daily Mail

News of Note:

Thoughts from West Virginia practice - ESPN

Hogan still on the sidelines - Charleston Gazette

Cook draws on Talley, heats up safety job - Charleston Gazette

WVU notebook: Walking wounded list getting longer - Charleston Gazette

WVU's Ogebar has grown to love football - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU’s Busick has nose for ball - Times West Virginian

WVU plans helmet sticker honoring fallen miners - Register-Herald
Notebook

Honoring the Fallen - WVIllustrated.com

Big East Exodus Not So Big This Time: Watch 'Nova, G'town - NCAABB FanHouse

Around the League (and Beyond):

Incoming tourney chairman Gene Smith not in favor of expanding to 96 - ESPN

Syracuse Police Interested In Chatting With Delone Carter & Ryan Gillum - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
That would be their top RB and LB, fyi

Prep defensive tackle Al Page commits to Rutgers for 2011 - Star Ledger

University of Louisville cornerback Darius Ashley a big concern for Cardinals - Courier-Journal

Norwin grad bouncing back during spring drills at Pitt - PPG

Jawanza Poland Decommits From USF - Voodoo Five
Not 2 days after committing...

The Wait is Over: New Athletic Director is Named - Casual Hoya
Please, let our search not take a year

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Anybody know the definition of ironic?

Pin-Up Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another in the long line of gorgeous Brazilian models to grace this space. Here's Herika Noronha.

Xingu image via behance.vo.llnwd.net