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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (7/9/10) 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 Baviera, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

I hope everyone is staying cool through this heat wave (pun semi-intended). Lots inside, including a plethora of recruiting news. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. Have an awesome weekend and see you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Sportsline Exclusive: Ed Pastilong - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Pastilong deserves honor - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column - I don't particularly agree, but that's JMO

Harrison Named Associate Head Coach - MSNsportsNET.Com

15 Seasons of Success - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU students should be closer to the action - Daily Athenaeum

WVU's Mountaineer Athletic Club sets money mark - Charleston Daily Mail

Major accomplishment - Times West Virginian

News of Note:

WVU Players Have High Expecations for 2010 Season - WTRF-TV
Also Includes a video

Working Through Pain: Geno Smith's Ankle Injury No Longer A Factor -

LSU is only game WVU is underdog - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Thrice is nice on defense, too - ESPN

Five who missed the cut - ESPN

Place your bets: Odds are out on early Heisman Trophy winner – College Gridiron 365 Blog – Orlando Sentinel
Noel = +1400

Top 10 CFB Toughest Schedules In 2010 –
Three of our opponents include us to make this list

Ebanks eases into summer league with Lakers kids - Charleston Gazette

Ebanks to Use Summer League Time to Impress Lakers - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Chicago Bulls announce 2010 Las Vegas Summer League roster -
Joe Alexander is included

Owen Schmitt still fond of the Mountain State - Charleston Daily Mail

Where Are They Now? - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU football opponents, Game 2: Marshall - Charleston Gazette

WVU football opponents: Game 3, Maryland - Charleston Gazette

No. 24: Maryland, 2004 - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 23: Ohio State, 1998 - MSNsportsNET.Com


Aaron Brown Disproving Critics: WVU commit continues to fight to improve his game at Penn Wood -

Very strong forward - Charleston Gazette

The Huggins Challenge - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Kyle Rose and WVU a Perfect Match: Mountaineer d-line commit had eyes on West Virginia for some time -

WVU Committment likes the outdoors, loves WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM


Landon Turner Will Choose On Sunday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

QB Watford would be first Hampton Crabber to sign with U.Va. in 10 years - Daily Press
But..."Never dismiss West Virginia assistant coach Chris Beatty"

Mountaineers get early start on recruiting for 2011 season - Charleston Daily Mail

Checking the state's top football recruits - Charleston Gazette

Travel football trip sheds light on college football recruiting -

In college football recruiting, commitments often mean little -

Travel football opens scholarship doors for lesser known recruits -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Jack says St. John's commitment rumors untrue - NY Post

UC lands Cleveland WR - Cincinnati Enquirer

Aycock weighing spot on USF football team - Tampa Tribune
...after being dismissed from Auburn

Cardinals cornerback Patrick faces assault charge - Courier-Journal

Marrone turning Syracuse around - ESPN

Jay Wright To Coach USA Select Team - The Nova Blog

Kevin Willard, The First 100 Days: New Seton Hall coach already overcoming obstacles with Pirates - Star Ledger

Savage enters second year as seasoned veteran -

Are Big East coaches over-rated? - SportsTalk South

USC releases top OT Seantrel Henderson from letter of intent -

USC Trojans ineligible for 2010 USA Today football coaches' poll - ESPN Los Angeles

ACC, ESPN 12-Year Deal Adds 'Stability' to League - NCAABB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

Football: Limited Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday - MSNsportsNET.Com

Here's the annual schedule poster:

Video of Interest:

Only a few more weeks...

New commit Kyle Rose spoke with EerSports:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Ladies of Spain Gallery of the Week:

I'm still rooting for the Dutch though.

Caught Looking Gallery of the Week:

Animated Gif of the Week:

You're gonna have to click on the picture or the source link to animate it. It won't animate here for some reason.

And HERE'S some more animated Gif's for ya.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown comes to us from the nation of Paraguay. Here's Rocio Nuñez.

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