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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (6/15/10) Edition

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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 Cerveza Poker, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

OK....lots of Luck inside today. I'm reserving comment on any NCAA "issues" myself until someone other than Chuck Landon reports it or uses him as a source. And this whole conference re-alignment thing is playing out weird. Basically, Texas can do whatever it wants and is the quasi-dictator of the so-called Big 12. Now the Big 12 has ten members and the Big 10 has twelve. Dogs and cats living together!!! It's mass hysteria!!! If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Blow your vuvuzelas to your heart's content and see you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

James Clements: Introducing Luck - WVMETRONEWS.COM

MSN Exclusive: New AD Oliver Luck - MSNsportsNET.Com

One On One: Oliver Luck - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Luck 'Aware' of NCAA 'Issue' - BGN

Officials remain mum over NCAA issue - Charleston Gazette

One On One: James Clements - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Bob Huggins to appear before Power game this week - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU’s Hamric, Bland race to All-America - Times West Virginian

Gyorko repeats as District II Player of Year - Times West Virginian

Capers Signs With Redskins - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Alexander waits for next shot - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Young living life in fast lane - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU sports: By the numbers - Times West Virginian

News of Note:

Tough Luck - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Needs Luck, Not Just Luck - BGN

Nehlen says Luck 'a sensational hire' - Charleston Daily Mail

Luck was the only interview - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU president was persistent with Luck - Charleston Daily Mail

Clements’ persistence pays off with Luck - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

WVU made perfect hire, but issues burning - Charleston Gazette

Luck's hiring draws rave reviews - Charleston Gazette

Luck has made career out of overcoming obstacles - Charleston Gazette

WVU's Luck talks realignment possibilities - ESPN

Luck ready to tackle realignment - Charleston Gazette

Luck eager to serve alma mater - Times West Virginian

WVU Made Right Choice With Luck - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Luck learned much from run for Congress - Charleston Gazette

With a little bit of Luck, Pastilong has time to reflect - Charleston Gazette

Pastilong Leaves Big Shoes to Fill - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Pastilong let his people - Register-Herald

Luck Comes Home to West Virginia - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Luck takes over reins at WVU - Register-Herald

Luck has a lot on his plate as new AD - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU introduces new AD Luck - Times West Virginian

WVU must act fast in planning athletic future - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Bob Huggins On Oliver Luck - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Bill Stewart On Oliver Luck - WVMETRONEWS.COM

The Leaders On The Field - WVMETRONEWS.COM

VIDEO: Tavon Austin Interview -

WVU Football Interview: Tyler Anderson talks to the media in the offseason -

Johnson says WVU should be better - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

The Big East's best: No. 17 - ESPN

Weekend Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com

Working Vacation: Da'Sean Butler Working And Enjoying Himself In Florida -

Top 100 College Football Traditions: #69: WVU’s Mountaineer Mascot Not Afraid To Embrace West Virginia Stereotypes –


Davonte Allen Knows WVU Well: 2011 receiver prospect puts Mountaineers in top two -

Scout TV: Nick Rossi -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Former Syracuse AD Jake Crouthamel: Orange will be fine when dust settles - Post Standard

Louisville Cardinals could benefit from a slowdown especially when it comes to NCAA conference realignment - Courier-Journal

Rutgers men's basketball gets verbal commitment from D.C.-area forward Jordan Goodman - Star Ledger

Taking C-Paw to the people - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt football lands another N.J. recruit - PPG

What's On Tap (Re-Alignment):

Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State stay put in Big 12 Conference - ESPN
Honestly didn't see that coming...

NCAA Conference Expansion Made Simple: Nothing Makes Sense Whatsoever -

Realignment: Everything You Need To Know -

College conference calls: Where football teams should land - Mashed Report
One guy's opinion

The Big East May Survive As The Big Whatever - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Pac-10's Scott Not Empty-Handed - NCAAFB FanHouse

Television deal allows Big 12 to survive; Pac-10 needs new plan - USA Today

Texas Eyes Longhorn TV Network - NCAAFB FanHouse
This is why they rebuked the Pac-10....Big 12 will allow this and an uneven revenue stream to them (and A&M and Oklahoma)

With Delany, Slive still out there, no way this is over - Sporting News

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Stick this in your vuvuzela and smoke it England!!!

World Cup Fans Gallery of the Week:

This Week in Body Painting:

Here's a small body painting gallery for you. Germany won the match on the field handily....I think this one's a draw.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous South American model. Hailing from Colombia, here's Melissa Giraldo.

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