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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (4/9/10) 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 Montauk Light, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Seems most of the usual WVU beat-writers took the day off (not disparaging them for it, BTW). I've still managed to scrounge up enough to keep you occupied for a while. Keep your eyes open for tips and suggestions. Have a great weekend and see you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Expect a different Mountaineer team next year - Charleston Daily Mail

Butler has surgery in Florida - Charleston Gazette

Women's Basketball: WVU Finishes Season 16th - MSNsportsNET.Com

Mountaineers 12th in Director's Cup Standings - MSNsportsNET.Com

Cheerleader of the Week: West Virginia's Ashley Morgan - Extra Mustard -
Questionnaire...gotta love her "Three People who annoy me" response

Cheerleader of the Week - Photos -
...and the corresponding photo gallery

News of Note:

West Virginia Mine Tragedy Hits Home for Stewart, Huggins - NCAABB FanHouse

Injured Smith taking charge for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail

Mullen happy to see Geno Smith - Inter-Mountain

WVU projected starter Smith is back in action - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Winning No. 1 Objective - MSNsportsNET.Com

Steve Dunlap: Sportsline Exclusive Pt. 1 - WVMetroNews
Audio interview

Steve Dunlap: Sportsline Exclusive Pt. 2 - WVMetroNews
Audio interview

Coaches Video Interviews -
T-1000, Beatty and McMichael

Re-Learning the Ropes -

Searching for Consistency -
Here's your #1 key to this season's offense.

Ranking Big East Stadiums for Intimidation - College Football Voice
a blog author's opinion...


Scout 300 -

What's On Tap:

2010 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Southeast Regionals -
Saturday, April 10, 6 p.m. at the Coliseum

Around the League (and Beyond):

Time to address the Reynolds/Fisher rumors - The Nova Blog

DoJo-Go-Pro-O-Meter Update - April 8 - Voodoo Five

USF's Shankweiler knows how to walk the walk - Tampa Tribune

Rutgers makes settlement offer to Fred Hill, looking to end his tenure as men's basketball coach - Star Ledger

Rutgers men's basketball likely to target Jim O'Brien, Fran Fraschilla - Star Ledger

The Nassibening: A Year Later - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Bigger, stronger Chew ready to catch on with Syracuse University football offense - Post Standard

Russ Smith ready to show U of L his ‘flair' - Courier-Journal

Peterson at top of Marshall’s list for new basketball coach - Register-Herald

Catching up on the coaching carousel - ESPN

NCAA Division I coaching changes - ESPN

Brad Stevens signs new 12-year deal with Butler Bulldogs -
Glad to see it.

Big Ten expansion could be seismic - St. Louis Dispatch

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Rollercoaster Gallery of the Week:

Get your adrenaline on.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model and former quarterback of the Lingerie Football League's "Tampa Breeze." She's also a noted NY Giants fan. Here's Reby Sky.

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