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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (4/7/10) 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 Jelen Pivo, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Not much to say other than, "Are you ready for some football?" Spring practice has started and news on that front is already flowing. There's still a bit of BB news inside as well. Keep the tips, suggestions and requests coming. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN

WVU 3rd in Coaches' Poll - MSNsportsNET.Com

Butler Named Wooden Award Finalist -

Catching up with Huggins, MU's search for a coach - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

Huggins shows other side - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Raw Emotion -

Jerry West: ‘The nature of the sport has changed’ - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

NCAA Tourney Conference Breakdown: The Big Least -- NCAABB FanHouse

Top 10 storylines for offseason - ESPN

An Early ‘10-11 Top 25 –
no love whatsoever

News of Note:

Stew's Views: Starting Spring - BGN

Spring Drills Begin Today - MSNsportsNET.Com
article posted yesterday

The Geno Smith Era Officially Begins - EerSports


Rust shows in first WVU spring practice - Charleston Gazette

Quarterback question looming for WVU -

Spring Football Has Sprung -

WVU shuffles assistant football coaches - Charleston Daily Mail

Coach Stewart and Selected Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Spring Practice: Day One Report - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Video: West Virginia's spring preview - ESPN

White comfortable at QB or WR - Times West Virginian


WVU Remains "Dream School" for Darien Bryant - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

Demetrius Jones no longer part of UC football program - Cincinnati Enquirer

The Jason Pierre-Paul Draft Bubble - Voodoo Five

No time for Rutgers' Antwan Lowery to ease into new role as right guard - Star Ledger

Meet Aaron Weaver, a wide receiver [transfer ed.] from Hofstra (video) - Post Standard

Pitt Football: Shanahan fitting in well with Baldwin - PPG

Oliver Purnell has done right all along in his career - Chicago Tribune
But even though he has turned around programs, the challenge coaching DePaul may be insurmountable.

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hot Celebrity First Pitch Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a fashion model who hails from Serbia. Here's Ivana Kukric.

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