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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (4/21/10) 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 Genny Light.

All the talk is Big Ten expansion, which has garnered it's own section today. Otherwise, another player has been a bad boy, JB's readying for the draft and practice continues. Happy Hump Day. Email your tips, suggestions and requests or Tweet me. Time to get it started...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU's Hogan cited for disorderly conduct - Charleston Gazette

Sights and Sounds: Day 9 - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video Link

Assistant Coaches and Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Da'Sean Butler Brings Smiles to Little Leaguers on Opening Day - WBOY-TV

News of Note:

The Skeleton Drill -

Tested WVU O-Line a "Brotherhood" of Blockers - EerSports

Tavon Austin is Having Solid Spring - WBOY-TV
includes video

Anderson making his mark - Charleston Gazette

WVU's Clarke has own way on, off field - Charleston Daily Mail

Clearing out a cluttered notebook - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Brown morphs into pro mode at quarterback since his senior season ended - PPG

Sleeper/Steal Alert: Jarrett Brown - NFL Mocks

Coaches caravans are coming - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Questions for WVU coaches - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Gyorko one of the best - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column


Martin Henry - Scout TV

Around the League (and Beyond):

Pitt on the rise, but Big East hurdle remains - ESPN

NFL Draft: Scouting the fortunes of local prospects - PPG
Pitt Tight ends Dickerson, Byham likely to be middle-round selections

Center Davis sold on Bearcats early on - Cincinnati Enquirer

After long wait, Rutgers offensive lineman Desmond Stapleton eager to make an impact this season - Star Ledger

Louisville basketball's Samardo Samuels to test NBA draft, won’t hire agent - Courier-Journal
Includes Pitino's "State of the Program" video

Allen Texas High School Gets $60 Million Football Stadium - Pigskin Doctors
Since when do they take HS FB serious in Texas?

What's On Tap: Big Ten Expansion

Big Ten Commissioner To End Silence On Expansion - NCAAFB FanHouse

Conferences wait on Big Ten's move -

Will Notre Dame join Big Ten, more conference expansion FAQs - Stewart Mandel -

If Big Ten Expands Will SEC Follow? Ranking the Expansion Candidates - NCAAFB FanHouse

College Conferences Ponder Expansion and Extinction - NY Times

Louisville’s place in the new conference alignment - Card Chronicle

The importance of the Association of American Universities - The UConn Blog

There is a Big 10 Expansion Party. Will Syracuse Be Invited? -

Big 10 Expansion and USF - One-Team Scenarios - Voodoo Five

Big 10 Expansion and USF - Three-Team Scenarios - Voodoo Five

Expansion not a player in BCS meetings - ESPN

Musical chairs for schools? - Post and Courier
Old (but I just came across it) and probably bunk, but who knows...

Videos of Interest:

The T-1000 is back in front of the camera:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Funny and true, but it's basic song structure (keep the chord progression, change the key and melody line).

ACM Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is currently the co-host of G4's Attack of the Show! and can also be seen in the movie Date Night and the upcoming Iron Man 2. Here's the gorgeous girl who says she'll do anything for a laugh (see video 2) Olivia Munn. (pic leads to a small gallery, but there are other galleries linked from that page as well)

Genny Light image via