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 Red, White and Blue Beer, in honor of our country's upcoming 234th birthday.
I'm kinda rushed right now, but all the usual stuff is inside, including lots of recruiting news on several fronts. Have a wonderful and safe long holiday weekend!!! 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:
First Day On The Job - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and audio link
2010 Blue Ribbon Preview: West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
...if you're an "insider." And, I sincerely appreciate the thought of posting these in the Fan Shot/Post areas, but please don't...legal departments frown on that.
News of Note:
WVU future looks bright - Times West Virginian
WVU athletics in control - Charleston Daily Mail
Evidently there was some hidden issues with the BB Practice Facility
Devine relishes seniority - Martinsburg Journal
30 Most Unforgettable Games - MSNsportsNET.Com
No. 30: Rutgers, 2001 (includes video)
An Easy Comparison - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Da`Sean Butler and new Mountaineer signee Kevin Noreen
What I learned on my summer vacation - Charleston Gazette
"What I also watched, however, was former West Virginia University basketball star Da'Sean Butler."
Mountaineer recruiting, updates and great at 48 - Charleston Gazette
Giant Sim Bhullar steals show at FIBA Americas U18 tournament - SI.com
He seems to have an interest (at least) in WVU
Around the League (and Beyond):
USC parts ways with running backs coach Todd McNair - LA Times
"He is first staff member to lose job in aftermath of major sanctions levied by NCAA against football program. NCAA had found McNair 'knew or should have known' about violations involving Reggie Bush."
Video of Interest:
What's On Tap:
I've marked this to start at the appropriate spot.
Happy 4th of July everybody!!!!!
Videos of (Dis)Interest:
Warning: Strong Language...but like Craig Ferguson says, "Sometimes, only a cuss word will do."
I've never seen any of The Wire, but from what I've heard, it's pretty awesome. This is still pretty good, even if you haven't seen it.
Tour de France Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is another English lass who rose to fame on the UK version of Big Brother. She's since moved on to WAG, then ex-WAG status (though, she is currently carrying the ex's baby). Here are 4 pages worth of Chanelle Hayes: