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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (5/13/10) 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 Stejar, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

The men's BB team got a few more accolades for the classroom, as did a couple other WVU teams. Also, WVU's Grant Buckner is garnering lots of attention after last week's exploits. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Happy Thursday! Let's take a leap...

What You May Have Missed:

WVU men's basketball team recognized as NCAA academic overachiever - Charleston Gazette (AP)

Three Teams Honored By NCAA - MSNsportsNET.Com

Baseball: Buckner Earns Another National Award - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU's Buckner on a tear - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Mountaineer Minute: Has baseball turned the corner? - Hampshire Review

News of Note:

A look back at WVU’s year - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Sportsline Exclusive: Barry Brunetti - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Audio Link

Selvish Capers and the switch from tight end - Washington Post

Gators Picked Preseason No. 5 by Lindy's; Henry and Pouncey Tabbed Preseason All-Americans -
WVU #19 in Lindy's Top 25 and Noel is 2nd team AA

Answer Dude weighs in on Big 10's future - Charleston Gazette

Airport official finds March Madness has a price - Charleston Daily Mail

West Virginia adds two Hall of Fame inductees - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
You may have to scroll down a bit...their site has been loading weird lately


Scout TV: Jack Tabb -

Councell Waiting on Mountaineers: North Carolina OLB/DE Ben Councell says he expects WVU to offer soon -

Around the League (and Beyond):

So The Greg Paulus Story Got Awkward Real Quick - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

E.J. Carter, Delone Carter missing from Syracuse University football depth chart - Post Standard

Rutgers football cited for a third straight top 10 finish in APR - Star Ledger

Louisville Coach Charlie Strong kicks off Cardinal Caravan in high gear - Courier-Journal

Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard announces his basketball staff - Star Ledger

To go, or not to go? That's the question for expansion candidates -

Big Ten Expansion - the case for UConn - The Daily Gopher

Can UConn's receivers make the cut? - ESPN

Big Ten Expansion roundtable, pt. 2 - On the Banks

Missouri will consider joining Big Ten if expansion offer comes -

BCS expansion: Boise State to the Mountain West, Missouri out of the Big 12? - College Hotline
"2. Missouri is hell bent on getting out of the Big 12."

SEC will have its antenna up - Florida Today

Don't Ignore Pac-10 in Expansion Game - NCAAFB FanHouse

Former ACC Commish Corrigan: Expansion 'Has Everybody Scared' - NCAAFB FanHouse

Notre Dame football: Kelly votes for independence - South Bend Tribune

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

Football: Season Ticket Priority Deadline Friday - MSNsportsNET.Com

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Sand Butt Gallery of the Week:

I love sand butts.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Romanian model and pop singer. Here's Alina Puscau.

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