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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (5/12/10) 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 Cotleigh Barn Owl Premium Ale, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Lot's of fun inside today, along with the usual assortment of topics covered. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Time to do the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Darris Nichols: Back In The Gold And Blue - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Winning the Game of Life - MSNsportsNET.Com
100% Graduation rate

WVU passes the graduation story test - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza case you missed Oregon Mountaineer's Fan Shot

Buckner has special day - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

News of Note:

Injury is not the end for WVU star Butler - Charleston Daily Mail

Experience Matters - MSNsportsNET.Com

Big East Football Approaching Crossroads? - NBE Big East College Football Report

Establishing a network, condolences and a spoiled cookout - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

Looking at the early Big East bowl picture - ESPN

WVU’s Pat Beilein Accepts First Assistant Position At Dartmouth, Separates From Dad –

Andy Katz's Preseason Top 25 - ESPN


Wasonga is Wide Open: Parkersburg tailback keeping options open through multiple summer camps before senior season -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Rutgers football recruiting update for the week of 5/11 - On the Banks

Big Ten Raiding Party Roundtable - Pitt Blather

The Ro*Tel Big Ten O'Meter Update & Predicting The Next Unsubstantiated Expansion Rumor - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

In The Sideways Universe, What Conference Is Syracuse In? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

UConn president Michael Hogan resigns - The UConn Blog

Bearcats add 2010 recruit - Cincinnati Enquirer

The race is on for Louisville arena seats at new KFC Yum! Center - Courier-Journal

Ole Miss Guard Interested in USF - Voodoo Five

Tongue firmly in cheek

Missouri discussing possible move to Big Ten, but does not have offer yet - USA Today

Which Lane Kiffin is Coaching at USC? - NCAAFB FanHouse

Pot Bust Will Likely Cost Irish's Ragone the 2010 Season - NCAAFB FanHouse

College Football is Re-Defining Networking - Sporting News

Bracket options for 68-team March Madness format - USA Today

What's On Tap:

Football: Season Ticket Priority Deadline Friday - MSNsportsNET.Com

Mountaineers’ Butler coming to Beckley May 21 - Register-Herald

Video of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Further proof that Rutgers is lame...

This isn't my usual stuff here...but this is cool.

What's today? Oh, that's right...

International Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another British tabloid girl. I swear, I'm not doing that on purpose...but the results of my research are quite nice. Here's Natasha Marley.

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