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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (7/30/10) 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 Cordilleras Blanca, in honor of today's representatives (yes, plural) as Miss Throwdown.

Lots of recruiting news today, a few updates on Huggs, an "Around the League (and Beyond)" section that reads like a police blotter and much more inside. Great videos of (Dis)Interest inside as well. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. I go back to daily (sans weekends) starting next Friday, August 6. Have a great weekend and see you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Furyk Is A Mountaineer Fan - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes a video

BIG EAST Media Day representatives announced Wednesday -

Men's Soccer Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Women's Soccer Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Give Huggins benefit of the doubt - Daily Athenaeum

Huggins accident fires up rumor mill - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU AD: Huggins took medication on empty stomach before fall - Charleston Daily Mail

The Potential Impact Of 'AgentGate' On WVU, Pitt And Penn State - SB Nation Pittsburgh

Rifle: 2010-11 Schedule Released - MSNsportsNET.Com

Rifle: Three to Compete at World Championship - MSNsportsNET.Com

Pat White will fight for a roster spot, but Miami Dolphins say he has made great progress - Palm Beach Post

Don’t count White out yet - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Teammates, family honor Jarrod West - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

If you don’t like Title IX, blame Nixon — not Oliver Luck - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

News of Note:

Stewart tells players to use good judgment - Charleston Daily Mail

Beatty: Experimenting at a Minimum - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU brings optimism to season -

WVU will have new look on special teams - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU could be ‘special’ - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Big East's multiple 1,000-yard rushers? - SportsNation - ESPN
Try this, then go to It is a very addicting quiz site, plus, you might learn something.

No. 4: Virginia Tech, 2003 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 3: Penn State, 1984 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 2: Miami, 1993 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 1: Louisvlle, 2005 - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU football opponents: Game 11, Pittsburgh - Charleston Gazette

WVU opponent preview: Game 12, Rutgers - Charleston Gazette

Opponent Preview: Maryland - WVMETRONEWS.COM


East Ridge WR Dante Campbell commits to West Virginia - Orlando Sentinel

YouTube - #3 Dante Campbell Highlights
09-10 Season

The Homecoming Event - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Dante Campbell, a 6-foot-5 receiver becomes the first wideout and the seventh player overall to commit to the Mountaineers for the 2011 recruiting class

Bethel Park defensive back commits to WVU - PPG

WVU Verbal Commitment: Davie County (N.C.) linebacker Jared Barber chooses the Mountaineers -

No Surprise - BGN
"Jared Barber became West Virginia's eighth commitment of the Class of 2011"

WVU Gets A Linebacker Commit - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio

Barber Fell in Love with WVU - EerSports

Morgantown WR Chris Glover - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Sportsline Exclusive: Eric Frohnapfel - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio

Looks like a duck, walks like a duck … isn’t a duck - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Assessing college, prep basketball stars on display in Las Vegas -

Around the League (and Beyond):

In which I passive-aggressively defend Big East football - The UConn Blog

Edsall TV: UConn coach on BC fiasco, expansion, more - The UConn Blog

Pitt lands star running back - ESPN

Cornerback Chestnut joins Pitt's class of 2011 - PPG

Rick Pitino, defense attorney have testy court exchange -

The new U of L helmet - Card Chronicle
Looks like they added stripes

Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick to enter diversion program - Courier-Journal

Bulls' Barrington again arrested on driver's license charge - Tampa Tribune
2nd it that hard to get a license?

Myrtice Landers, Ex-USF Employee, Says School Covering Up NCAA Violations - NCAABB FanHouse

This Wasn't The First Time Myrtice Landers Screwed Up - Voodoo Five

Syracuse, Marrone Have "A Plan for Delone" - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

2010 Season Preview: Running Backs - On the Banks (Rutgers)

Villanova Upbeat Despite Down Finish - NCAABB FanHouse

...and these guys had the audacity to call us the worst BB blog

Bryce Brown Texts His Tennessee Exit - NCAAFB FanHouse

Oklahoma State safety Victor Johnson accused of possession - ESPN

NCAA Hands Arizona Further Sanctions - NCAABB FanHouse

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

Coach Stewart Phone Interview tonight - Sports Talk in KC
Listen to Coach Stewart phone interview tonight (Fri) from 7-9pm ET

Football: WVU-Coastal Carolina Tickets On Sale - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tickets can be purchased on-line at, at the Mountaineer Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME. Tickets are $45 each.

Marshall set to start single-game ticket sales - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
"Marshall says only season ticket holders can buy tickets for the Friends of Coal Bowl against West Virginia University on Sept. 10 in Huntington."

Videos of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Excellent!!! (does air guitar gesture)

Ladies and gentlemen, once again, the genius that is...Zach Galifianakis (WARNING: Strong Language):

Fishing Gallery of the Week:

Barely SFW Gallery of the Week:

You've been warned enticed.


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is actually a set of twins (I KNOW!!!!) from Colombia. Here are Mariana & Camila Davalos.

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