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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Cinco de Mayo (5/5/10) Edition

Bienvenidos, 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 Corona Extra, in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

The Final Four Celebration was held last night and a few not-so-surprising announcements were made. Devin has hired an agent and Mr. West, the younger, has decided to end his college career. I certainly thank them both for their efforts over the past years and wish them nothing but success in their futures. Spring football coverage is still going strong and I've got you covered there too. Email your tips, suggestions and requests or you can also Tweet me. Enjoy today's festivities and jump in...

What You May Have Missed:

Butler Named MVP - MSNsportsNET.Com

Jonnie West leaves WVU basketball team - Charleston Gazette
Thank you Jonnie for the time and efforts of the last few years and best of luck to you.

WVU's Ebanks signs agent, says goodbye - Charleston Daily Mail
...and best of luck to you too, Devin. I wish you'd stay, but understand. You've been fun to watch.

Penn State eyeing WVU soccer coach - Charleston Daily Mail
Please Marlon, don't leave!!!

Football: Kelley Earns BIG EAST Honor - MSNsportsNET.Com

Ten things we learned this spring -

Alabama, Boise State, Ohio State headline post-spring Top 25 -

Jones gets second look from Bengals - Cumberland Times-News

Longtime Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell dead at 92 -
I'm certainly no Tigers fan, but Ernie will certainly be missed. May he RIP.

News of Note:

WVU's Stewart talks eggs, fries and pigskin - Charleston Daily Mail

Stewart: WVU improves in spring - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

West Virginia spring wrap - ESPN

Gold-Blue Game: Last look at WVU player interviews -
Videos with The Predator, Stedman Bailey, Jock Sanders and Chris Neild

Friday scrimmage a good call - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Final Four Celebration -

Bob Huggins: The End Of A Great Season - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Celebrate Good Times - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Da'Sean Butler: Off The Crutches - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Wellington Smith: A Long Time Coming - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Devin Ebanks: Back To Celebrate - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Month after injury, Butler still has has eye on NBA - Charleston Gazette

ACC the best future spot for Mountaineers - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Around the League (and Beyond):

Rutgers announces it will introduce new men's basketball coach Thursday - Star Ledger

The LOLercoaster Continues: Reporting Samardo Hiring Agent - Card Chronicle

Kentucky Mr. Basketball Elisha Justice will sign with Louisville - Courier-Journal

Surprise: Jones undecided, could return to USF -

Leavitt's attorneys fire back at USF - Tampa Tribune

What really happened with Mike Williams? - ESPN

Syracuse Has Its Next Fullback - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Big Ten expansion: Notre Dame should just do it, and join the league - Post Standard

It's back to basics for Auburn recruiting - Birmingham News

NC State Wolfpack athletic director Lee Fowler steps down - ESPN

Kentucky, coach John Calipari explore new deal after NBA rumors -
Leverage, it's all about leverage.

What's On Tap:

WVU holds final Condom Caravan of the year on Wednesday - Press Releases | West Virginia University
Just in time for Hump Day

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Further proof that Notre Dame, is, in fact, lame.

Señoritas Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American singer with Hispanic heritage (Ecuador to be specific). She's a gorgeous (witness her latest video below, trust me, it's worth it) mom with an amazing voice. Here's Christina Aguilera.

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