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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (6/25/10) Post-NBA Draft 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 Cusqueña, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Big BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS are due to Da`Sean Butler and Devin Ebanks!!!! Without doing any research, I don't think WVU has ever had 2 players selected in the same draft before (please correct me if I'm wrong). I've got full coverage of the draft fallout inside, as well as practice facility progress updates and a few FB stories as well. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Have a great weekend everyone!!! Jump in...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Audio link

Devin Ebanks' Post Draft Reaction - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Devin Ebanks talks to the LA Times following the NBA Draft. - Audio link

MetroNews Exclusive: Da'Sean Butler - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

A Special Report With Da'Sean Butler - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

Unexpected Result - BGN
OK, be honest. Who among you out there had Da'Sean Butler pegged higher than Devin Ebanks in the 2010 NBA Draft?

Progress Continues To Be Made - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link and photo gallery of the new BB Practice Facility

@WVUSportsBuzz: June 23 practice facilty progress picture - Twitter
For those really interested in keeping up with the progress of the practice facility, I suggest following @WVUSportsBuzz on Twitter or bookmarking their Twitter page. They seem to update with several pics every couple days.

Women's Basketball: WVU Receives Grant - MSNsportsNET.Com

Non-revenue sports hanging on despite conference changes - Daily Athenaeum

Bulger Inks Deal - BGN
He'll be the backup for the Ravens

Gansey on NBA doorstep - Charleston Daily Mail

News of Note:

Butler, Ebanks go 42, 43 in NBA Draft: Miami Heat select Da'Sean Butler, LA Lakers pick Devin Ebanks -

Richard Katz: "The Steal Of The Draft" - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Da's agent - Video link

Bob Huggins: Before The Draft - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Ebanks Lands in La-La Land - EerSports

Drafted Butler a dandy - Martinsburg Journal

Heat get the steal of the draft in Da'Sean Butler - Game On!/USA Today

After surgery, WVU guard worked to rebuild status - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineer road basketball schedule presents challenges - Charleston Gazette

Noel Devine readies for one final run with the Mountaineers - ESPN
Insider status needed for this one...which I don't have

WVU’s Devine says he is a ‘changed man’ - Times West Virginian
Mickey's Column

Sanders leads way for ’Eers - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Three Big East players make 'Freaks' list - ESPN
Devine is WVU's representative on the annual list

Disappointment? Wasted year? Not for Alston - Charleston Gazette

The Big East's best: No. 8 - ESPN
The Predator

The road not traveled - Charleston Gazette


Johnson a WVU Fan for Years: Talented Miami cornerback, Andrew Johnson, has always liked Mountaineers -

Sportsline Interview: Cody Clay - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Around the League (and Beyond):

DoJo Go Pro: Dominique Jones Acquired By Dallas Mavericks - Voodoo Five

Greg Monroe Drafted 7th by the Detroit Pistons - Casual Hoya

Hamady N'Diaye selected 56th in NBA Draft - On the Banks

Pacers choose ex-UC standout in second round - Cincinnati Enquirer

Wes Johnson picked No. 4 by Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA Draft - Post Standard

Knicks take Syracuse's Andy Rautins in second round of NBA Draft - Post Standard

Cards' Samuels isn't drafted - Courier-Journal
(sad trombone) <- Click here for full effect

Villanova Wildcats' Scottie Reynolds not drafted - ESPN
Villanova's Scottie Reynolds has become the first AP All-American since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976 not to be taken in the NBA draft.

Pitt's Taylor 'a very different player' - PPG

NCAA Proposes End to Early Scholarship Offers - NCAABB FanHouse

Pac-10 commish Larry Scott: Superconference model "will happen sometime" - USA Today

Iowa senators ask Big Ten to disclose expansion details - USA Today

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

Southern Cal coaches make pitch to keep Seantrel Henderson - Pioneer Press

Many college football dynasties have roots in strength training - ESPN

What's On Tap:


Video of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Baywatch Beach Run Gallery of the Week:

Namesake Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Peruvian. Here's Olinda Castaneda.

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