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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (5/26/10) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and distractions. We're being brought to you today by Iguana, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Sorry, didn't mean to make you wait this long for another edition, but I was traveling Monday and was swamped at work yesterday. Looks like the Baseball team snuck it's way into the BET, which starts today. Elsewhere, B11 expansion still seems to be the news of choice around the country. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Enjoy the long weekend!! See you after the jump (and later this afternoon for the usual debauchery)...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Sportsline Exclusive: Marc Bulger - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Sports Hall of Fame Class Selected - MSNsportsNET.Com

Baseball: Gyorko Makes All-BIG EAST First Team - MSNsportsNET.Com

Men's Soccer: Summer Update - MSNsportsNET.Com

NBA logo says he lost the 'touch' - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Slaton rebounding from '09 marred by injuries, fumbles - Houston Chronicle

RT@RicBucher Leo DiCaprio - Twitter / WVU Athletics

Framework on the new basketball basketball practice facility - Twitpic

Work continues on the basketball practice facility. - Twitpic

Pizzotti joins Carey’s WVU staff - Times West Virginian

News of Note:

Remember this WVU team for its enthusiasm - Charleston Gazette

Can WVU baseball find its way to a winning year? - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

WVU's Team Man - MSNsportsNET.Com

Altemus just keeps on pitching - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Digging through records, getting to the bottom of WVU mark - Charleston Gazette

WVU big contributor to NCAA basketball attendance surge - Charleston Gazette

College hoops does not pay the bills - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Thanks a million! - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Retton did it all, earns spot in Hall - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Devine, Sands named to Phil Steele's All-American team -

Mountaineers coach Stewart lauds leaders returning - Register-Herald

WVU hard at work - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

What's Next for WVU? - Offseason is anything but rest for the Mountaineer football team -

Quinton Spain's Morgantown Countdown: Mammoth O-Lineman ready to make an impact at WVU -

Stewart's words ring true as Big East meets - Charleston Daily Mail

Good picture needs luck - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Post-spring position rankings: RB - ESPN

Post-spring position rankings: D-line - ESPN

Post-spring position rankings: O-line - ESPN

WVU star reaches out to fans - Register-Herald

WVU assistant enjoys his work with mentor - Register-Herald

Martin sees bright future for WVU hoops - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Make-or-break stretches in the Big East - ESPN


Prep star still on Mountaineer radar - Charleston Gazette

Hopkins, Harrison Have History: 2011 prospect Mikael Hopkins' relationship with WVU coach give Mountaineers rave reviews -

Lemming unveils Class of 2011 top 100 football players - MaxPreps News

Five-star safety Wayne Lyons' recruiting questionnaire -
That would be his questionnaire for the schools to answer

Analyzing biggest developments of spring basketball recruiting -

Angel Nunez Adds WVU to Summer Plans: Talented forward schedules June visit to Morgantown -

Big Ten Expansion:

BIG EAST and Expansion: John Marinatto Continues to Play Poker With No Cards In His Hand - Voodoo Five

Big East commissioner: Silence doesn't mean inaction on Big Ten expansion scenarios - Post Standard

Big East has time to ready for storm - Charleston Daily Mail

Big Ten plans sure to be discussed at Big East talks - Charleston Gazette

Certainties Few And Far Between - BGN

Jim Delany says vote on Big Ten expansion 'months away' - St. Louis Dispatch

Big Ten widens expansion speculation - Kansas City Star

3 Offseason Thoughts - Expansion Landmines -

College Football's Manifest Destination - NCAAFB FanHouse

Big Ten Armespansion: Will the Big East Adapt or Die? - Maize n Brew

The Ro*Tel Big Ten O'Meter Update - F**k Everything, We're Doing Forty Teams - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Big Ten expansion: What's the ripple effect? - Post Standard

Jim Boeheim 'hoping the Big Ten decides on a smaller ... expansion' - Post Standard

Big Ten changes could have seismic effect - PPG

Michigan State's Mark Hollis: Big Ten ADs cautious about expansion - Detroit Free Press

Discussing Big Ten expansion - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Jim Delany Plays Gordon Gekko to John Marinatto's Bud Fox - NCAAFB FanHouse

Around the League (and Beyond):

Alabama Head Coach Returns Home - WVMETRONEWS.COM
How fitting, after the troll stopped by yesterday

Rivalries we'd like to see in the Big East - ESPN

More on Pitt's newest quarterback - ESPN

Bye Bye Double-Bye - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Bearcats, Sooners to meet on hardwood - Cincinnati Enquirer

USF's Holtz 'not opposed' to playing UCF again - Tampa Tribune
This debate looks awfully familiar...I wonder if their governor sticks his nose in this

Cardinal Universe Tweet Of The Day: Vic Changing Positions? - Card Chronicle

Linebacker Kevin Snyder commits to Rutgers - Star Ledger

No Surprise: Jordan Goodman Decommits, Likely Heading to Rutgers - Casual Hoya

Rutgers football recruiting update for the week of 5/25 - On the Banks

Michigan sanctions won't lessen burden on Rich Rodriguez -

Rich Rod in the Garden of Good and Evil - NCAAFB FanHouse

2010 college football conference rankings - ESPN

Report: SEC Already Eyeing Six Teams For Possible Expansion -

What's On Tap:

WVU looks to get by powerful Louisville - Charleston Daily Mail

West Virginia's reward: playing No. 1 Louisville - Charleston Gazette

West Virginia Begins BIG EAST Championship -

Videos of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

It is Hump Day after all...

Towel Gallery of the Week:

Yesterday was Towel Day...evidently

This Week in Body Painting:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is who Gunaxin is calling "South America's Kim Kardashian." I'm not sure I agree with that comparison but here's plenty of evidence for you to decide for yourselves. Here's 13 pages of Argentinian model Carolina Ardohain (along with other videos of her).

Iguana image via