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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (5/4/10) 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 Zulia, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

There's still a bit of leftovers of coverage from the spring drills. I'm still gonna keep you guys occupied here daily for the next couple weeks, at least. I think, after graduation ceremonies that this is gonna become a weekly (or bi-weekly, depending on the flow of news) edition for the duration of summer, at least until FB practice starts up again. Email your tips, suggestions and requests or Tweet me. Time to do the jump thing...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Clements will drive search for WVU AD - Charleston Daily Mail

Clements past v. Clements future - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Post-spring Big East power rankings - ESPN

West Virginia spring game review - ESPN

Ali, Butler Win Byrd Award - MSNsportsNET.Com

Big East players earn preseason recognition - ESPN

Three Mountaineers Named to NationalChamps.net Preseason All-American Team - WVillustrated.com

News of Note:

Caridi: WVU sports in golden age - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Offseason goals clear for WVU - Charleston Gazette

Preview 2010 - Way Early Bowl Picks, Part 2 - Scout.com

A Stable of Backs: Mountaineers Have Multiple Running Backs to Back Up Devine - WVillustrated.com

Tavon Austin leads group of 10 to watch in 2010 - Daily Athenaeum

10 Mountaineers to Watch in 2010: A list of WVU players who intrigue us heading into the fall - WVillustrated.com

Darwin Cook wants to be somebody - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Scouting the Big East nonconference matchups - ESPN

Alumni, Huggins honor Oak Hill squad - Fayette Tribune

WVU's Bob Huggins has high praise for Da'Sean Butler - CantonRep.com

Around the League (and Beyond):

Mark Schlabach: Post-spring Top 25 - ESPN
Article plus video

Committee set to debate 68-team NCAA tournament format - ESPN

5/2 An Open Letter From USF To The Big East - Scout.com

Doug Marrone's War Of Attrition - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Robert Morris coach Mike Rice headed to Rutgers - SI.com

Passion could set Mike Rice apart from disappointing Rutgers coaches of the past - Star Ledger

Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick the Bearcats next scoring hope - Cincinnati Enquirer

FedEx ends Orange Bowl sponsorship after two decades - SI.com

Swirling Arizona controversy? Not for BCS finale - ESPN

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Thank you Patton Oswalt for this find...

Support Gallery of the Week:

Yes, (West) Virginia, there is such a thing as "too big."

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Venezuelan model and WAG. Here's Aida Yespica.

Zulia image via www.rumbacaracas.com