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The Shotgun/Throwdown: 200th (5/17/10) 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 Point Bicentennial Beer, in honor of today's edition.

It doesn't seem like it, but yes, this is the 200th edition (under my watch) of The Shotgun/Throwdown. This special edition will be a kind of "Greatest Hits" below the news links. This edition also marks the beginning of the summer schedule for The S/T, meaning editions will be weekly (or bi-weekly if there's enough news to cover). If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

MetroNews Exclusive: Bill Stewart - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Audio link

Miller excited about all WVU athletics - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Enourato is all-time WVU great - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Butler enjoys meeting the fans - Register-Herald

News of Note:

Graduation brings West for Jonnie - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

West Speaks At Son's Graduation - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Jerry West Speaks at Son's Graduation -

West speech touches on many topics - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Devine good enough to make run at Heisman - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

No rest for the weary college football player - Charleston Gazette

WVU Thin at Wide Receiver for 2010 -

Evolution of grid offenses continue on - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Conference Guessing Game: WVU Must Wait To Find Out BIG EAST's Future -

Always a Mountaineer: Jimmy Gary, Jr. - From the Field to the Big Screen, Part 2 -


Scout TV: Robert Trudo -

"Legendary" Huggins Chasing Another 2010 Recruit - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East mulls options to help itself survive - Republican-American

Nippert Stadium: Charming, cozy, too small - Cincinnati Enquirer

Charlie Strong speaks at Cardinal Caravan - Card Chronicle

Mixed Opinions About David Cox's Departure from Georgetown - Casual Hoya

Jim Calhoun's Back, but UConn's Future Still Hazy - NCAABB FanHouse

Q&A: Rick Pitino on Retirement, Kentucky And Big East Expansion - NCAABB FanHouse

Doug Marrone Likes Things - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Notre Dame-Miami rivalry reportedly to resume -

Alabama extends Nike contract through 2018; agreement valued at $30 million - Birmingham News

Texas Tech Red Raiders requesting ouster of Mike Leach lawsuit - ESPN

Texas A&M Aggies recruit Tobi Oyedeji dies in car accident - ESPN

Florida State athletic director admits discussing a possible move to the SEC - USA Today

What's On Tap: Big 10 Expansion

Pitt still mum on Big Ten expansion - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fate of Big East rests in Big Ten’s expansion plans - Providence Journal

Big Ten and Rutgers -- Why a New Jersey Addition Makes Sense for the Big Ten - Wall Street Journal

More Big Ten expansion hair splitting and marginalia - On the Banks

Big Ten expansion: TV money could skyrocket - Chicago Tribune

Is the Big Ten big enough? - Sporting News

Video of Interest:

I think these next three encompass the "Best of" the last year in WVU Sports pretty well.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This was my favorite (Dis) Interest video this past year...

Gallery of the Year:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is actually a conglomerate. It's the Victoria's Secret Bombshell Girls: Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley (each one has served as Miss Throwdown this past year). I think they qualify for "Best Of" honors.

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