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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (7/16/10) 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 Mariestads, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Several reports from Summer training inside, a few on the Major's enshrinement and lot's of other news as well. Only a couple more weeks until camp opens and this will resume daily posting. Have a great weekend everyone! 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 Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Andy Katz's Daily Word: West Virginia Mountaineers, Bob Huggins look to build upon Final Four success - ESPN

Major Harris to be enshrined into College Football Hall of Fame - Charleston Daily Mail

A Major Milestone: Major Harris Ready For Induction Into The College Football Hall Of Fame -

Honoring The Hall: Major Harris - WVMETRONEWS.COM

The Celebration Begins - WVMETRONEWS.COM
College HOF enshrinement activities begin today

Byrd's death reverberates to Coal Bowl - Charleston Daily Mail

Ebanks Finishes Summer Strong - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Huggins proves critics wrong, again - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

News of Note:

Pre-Season Preview: West Virginia Mountaineers - College Football Zealots

Stewart looking for leaders - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Addressing WVU concern, checking prospects and welcoming golfers - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

WVU's Tavon Austin thrives on speed - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Big things expected of WVU DB’s - Daily Athenaeum

Talking The Talk: Mountaineer Offensive Linemen Working On Communication -

Tyler Bitancurt: Injury Update - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link

VIDEO: Julian Miller talks to the media following summer workouts 7/14/2010 -

Checking Out the New Talent: WVU Freshman Impressing Teammates -

Fresh faces: West Virginia - ESPN

WVU opponents, Game 5: UNLV - Charleston Gazette

WVU football opponent previews: Game 6, USF - Charleston Gazette

Five games to earn respect for the Big East - ESPN

Five games to fear in the Big East - ESPN

Best Big East Non-Conference Games - WVMETRONEWS.COM

No. 19: Pitt, 1997 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 18: Pitt, 2003 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 17: Maryland, 1992 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 16: Miami, 1986 - MSNsportsNET.Com

‘NCAA Football 2011’ simulation - Daily Athenaeum
Just one person's simulation, completely pointless, but somewhat fun to think about


WVU gets a verbal commitment - Twitter / Jim Laise
WVU gets a verbal commitment from 6-5, 201-pound tight end Eric Fronhapfel of Stafford, Va. He is no 6. Yeah, take that UVa.

Pa. center gaining attention during WVU Jam Fest - Charleston Daily Mail

JamFest Showcase: DaJuan Coleman - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Video link

The Fantastic Philly - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Five-star center Daniel Ochefu is profiled. Includes video.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Hiring Holtz hasn't helped USF ticket sales - Tampa Tribune

USF Football Picks Up Three Transfers; Two More On Horizon? - Voodoo Five

Winton Woods coach to UC? - Cincinnati Enquirer

Is This Syracuse's New Football Uniform? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

'Under the radar' defensive lineman from Flushing commits to Syracuse -

UConn now knows how many people they'll beat the Wolverines in front of - The UConn Blog
I like their thinking

Basketball Recruiting Chatter - The Nova Blog

Seton Hall nabs fourth recruit for 2010-11 class in 6-11 C Aaron Geramipoor - Star Ledger

Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson retires -

Report: NCAA investigating North Carolina Tar Heels' football program - ESPN

Michigan Director Of Football Operations Resigns - NCAAFB FanHouse

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

25 things to watch in 2010 -

ESPN College GameDay Adds Third Hour, More Erin Andrews -- NCAAFB FanHouse

Five-Step Drop: Almost Rankings Time - NCAAFB FanHouse

NCAA's 68-Team Field Only Good Because It Could've Been Worse - NCAABB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

Voice of the Mountaineers to speak locally - Martinsburg Journal
West Virginia University's play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi is the special speaker tonight at the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle Sports Night at The Country Inn in Berkeley Springs.

Videos of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

If you have to be warned about strong language in this next one, let me know what rock you've been living under.

Amateur Gallery of the Week:

There's some really nice talent in here...

Hot International Weatherwomen Gallery of the Week:

It's worth the click, or it wouldn't be here.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Swedish model Elin Grindemyr. Click on the picture for 3 pages worth of pictures of the Scandinavian beauty.

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