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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (5/14/10) 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 Yorkshire Warrior beer, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Today's the last day for priority renewal of FB season tickets (along with the corresponding MAC donation). Go to to renew, if you haven't already. I've got mine renewed. It's also commencement weekend in Motown. Congratulations to all the students (not just the student-athletes) who've achieved a degree!!! It's an accomplishment to cherish your entire life. There's a few nice little tidbits inside, along with the usual distractions. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Enjoy your weekend and see you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Practice Facility Update - MSNsportsNET.Com
Antonik's Notebook...the practice facility update is just 3 sentences in the middle of the page

Baseball: Another National Honor for Buckner - MSNsportsNET.Com

Sportsline Exclusive: Pat McAfee - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Audio link

WVU summer class will teach students to “respect the beer” -
Not sports related (unless you count tailgating) but AWESOME nonetheless

News of Note:

Hirings could up Huggins' paycheck - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineer caravan rolls through Panhandle - Martinsburg Journal
I have not yet been able to take part in this...someday soon, I hope

Big East post-spring position rankings: QB - ESPN

Neild anchors West Virginia defense - ESPN

Always a Mountaineer: Jimmy Gary, Jr. - From the Field to the Big Screen, Part 1 -
He's on Showtime's Nurse Jackie as Marco Prince


Early look at top 20 college football recruiting classes - MaxPreps News
WVU isn't listed, but in case you're interested...

Around the League (and Beyond):

Post-spring: Doug Marrone on the Syracuse University football team - Post Standard

Georgetown Hoyas' Austin Freeman adjusting to life as a diabetic - ESPN

Georgetown assistant David Cox to be named associate coach under Mike Rice at Rutgers - Star Ledger

Assistant Coach David Cox Leaves Georgetown for Rutgers; Darryl Prue To Be Named Next Hoyas Assistant Coach - Casual Hoya
Yes...this/our Darryl Prue

Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Mike Burwell Order the Pancakes In the Age of Enlightenment - Voodoo Five
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Mike Burwell dined and dashed last night.

Final Card Chronicle Projection: Victor Anderson - Card Chronicle

If Cleveland Cavaliers fall short of NBA title, LeBron James has place set for John Calipari - NY Daily News

Kentucky athletic director expects John Calipari to return -
Dude's a recruiter, not a coach...he's proved that on several occasions and you can't recruit in the NBA like you can at Kentucky...there's not enough money involved in the NBA

Kentucky reassigns Rod Strickland after DUI charge -

Big Ten Raiding Party Roundtable Part III: The BigTenening - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Notre Dame Fighting Irish's football independence embraced by Brian Kelly - ESPN

Texas or Notre Dame a must for a super Big Ten - Detroit Free Press

Oklahoma president thinks Big 12 will remain intact - ESPN
University president David Boren expects Oklahoma to stay in the Big 12. He doesn't think any other schools are leaving the conference either.

Our Chance to Mess with Another School Opportunity of the Week:

I THINK YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO HERE - Every Day Should Be Saturday
You guys need to do this....thanks to WVPiratesfan

What's On Tap:

Football: Season Ticket Priority Deadline Today - MSNsportsNET.Com

It's graduation weekend in Morgantown! - West Virginia University

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Have I ever told you guys how much I love Candice?

And here's the proof that Kansas is lame:

Hot Girls with Footballs Gallery of the Week:

Point of Boob Bonus Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a British model and TV personality who made her name on a TV show called The Real Hustle. Here's Jessica-Jane Clement.

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