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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (6/22/10) 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 Isenbeck, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

The 5 knuckle conference shuffle seems to have died down...for now. The NBA Draft is coming up Thursday, so there's a couple items of note about Da`Sean and Ebanks. Plenty of football news inside as well, along with the usual fun at the bottom. 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:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Butler and Ebanks await Thursday's NBA draft - Charleston Gazette

Nagurski Nominees - BGN
Robert Sands and J.T. Thomas are honored

AD Luck inherits $4 million cushion - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Williams, Asselin Capture BIG EAST Awards - MSNsportsNET.Com

Rifle: Kulbacki to Represent USA - MSNsportsNET.Com

Early Week 1 preview: West Virginia - ESPN

News of Note:

Luck puts the wheels in motion at WVU - Charleston Gazette

Luck ‘honored, humbled’ to be new WVU AD - Fayette Tribune

A Devine 4 years - Charleston Gazette

Noel Devine - Mountaineer TV

Devine grows up at WVU - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Devine returns to work with kids - News-Press

WVU cornerbacks coach relies on solid core - Charleston Daily Mail

David Lockwood: The Developing Cornerbacks - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

VIDEO: Cornerbacks Coach Dave Lockwood talks to the media about the upcoming season -

Thomas looks to make most of last chance - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Looking for Leaders - MSNsportsNET.Com

VIDEO: J.T. Thomas talks to the media about the upcoming season -

JT Thomas: Super Seniors - WVMETRONEWS.COM
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VIDEO: Will Johnson talks to the media during summer drills -

WVU's Busick doesn't need to act tough - Charleston Daily Mail

Students Becoming Teachers: Last year's freshmen are stepping up to guide the newest Mountaineers -

Steady Brunetti - WVMETRONEWS.COM

From Assisting To Assitant: Darris Nichols Excited To Help Coach The Mountaineers -

Mr. Smith Goes To Europe?: Wellington Smith Eyeing Offers To Play Overseas -

TV deal key to Big East's future - Charleston Gazette

Joe Alexander back to the future. Again. - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

20 Questions: Mike Gansey –

Featured Video –
It's WVU week in their featured video section. There should be a new one each day.


Mountaineers add men’s soccer recruit - Times West Virginian

GW's Clay commits to Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette

Around the League (and Beyond):

USF's Holtz has a special role model - Tampa Tribune

OK, did Demar Dorsey commit to Louisville? - Card Chronicle

Dorsey might show what Louiville football values - Courier-Journal

Athlon picks UC fifth - Cincinnati Enquirer the league

Syracuse Needs A New TV Deal - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Niels Giffey commits to UConn - The UConn Blog

Tyrone Johnson Talks about Recruitment and David Cox - Casual Hoya

Two Pitt recruits enroll early - PPG

The mysteries of Pittsburgh - On the Banks

Defensive line prospects join TE Tyler Kroft as latest players to give Rutgers verbal commitments - Star Ledger

Taylor King 'voluntarily' leaving basketball program - The Nova Blog

Pac-10's addition of Utah leaves BCS more secure than ever -

UH leader: School deserves Big 12 spot on academic reputation - Houston Chronicle

Texas lawmakers pushing Big 12 to add Houston -

Texas Rep. Joe Barton believes Big 12 saga could help doom BCS -
This is the same idiot who apologized to BP, BTW.

Boise has big sweaters to fill - Las Vegas Review Journal

Florida To Honor Tebow With Erection - With Leather

What's On Tap:

2010 NBA Draft - ESPN
Live Thursday from MSG, June 24, 7 pm, on ESPN

Tight ends coach to speak to WVU Fan Club - Charleston Daily Mail
7 pm Thursday at Harding's Restaurant in Charleston

Video of Interest:

From this past weekend's Outside the Lines, if you missed it.

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

And now...a word from our sponsor:

Bikini Gallery of the Week:

Yesterday was the official beginning of summer and Bikini Day. Here's four pages dedicated to the 2 piece wonder.

Vicky's Bonus Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a previous SI swimsuit model and comes to us from Argentina. Here's Yamila Diaz-Rahi.

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