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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (8/11/10) Edition

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OK, so we self reported another infraction yesterday. It's minor in nature, but because of the timing and ongoing investigation/response to the previous violations...it looks completely BAD. Is it? Time will tell. I do think this: Win this year and this one is likely mostly forgotten (at least by the fans). FACT: WVU is under a microscope right now and has no room for the slightest slip. I'm reserving my judgment until all the facts are out (if they are ever) and penalties are handed down. My head is spinning and just wish the games would start. All the news on the new infraction and Camp Day 4 awaits inside. 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 Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineer Report: Another Hot One On Day Four - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

West Virginia football declares [another, ed.] secondary violation - PPG

West Virginia: More turmoil off field as school reports another violation - PPG

NCAA slaps WVU again - Charleston Gazette

NCAA issues addressed in Stew's pact - Charleston Gazette

Another NCAA violation for WVU football - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU Declares Secondary NCAA Violation - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Gallery included

Stewart Mum on New Violation - BGN
"Separately, the athletic department announced that the NCAA would hear WVU's case in regards to allegations of five major violations and one other secondary violation on Feb. 11-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla."

Mountaineers' football program should read over NCAA Manual - Charleston Daily Mail

Will West Virginia Players' Sartorial Shenanigans Draw NCAA Ire? - SB Nation
Bite me Holly

What to make of all of this? - 'Eers to the Ground

Commentary: Wrong Infraction, Wrong Time - WVillustrated.com

Big East power rankings - ESPN
Oh, Brian...just when I thought you were smarter than average

College football countdown: No. 24 West Virginia - Sporting News
OK...this guys take on the QB situation is as far from fact that I've read yet.

2010 Preseason Rankings - No. 21 to 30 - Scout.com
#24 here too

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Preseason - ESPN
First out, receiving votes

WVU women's soccer No. 24 in coaches' poll - Charleston Daily Mail

Women's Soccer: WVU Drops Exhibition Match - MSNsportsNET.Com
3-1 against Indiana

News of Note:

Football: Bill Stewart and Jeff Mullen Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Stew's Views: Fall Camp Day Four - BGN

Jeff Mullen: Please With The Effort - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video with the T-1000

Quick Hits - Day 4: Notes and Photos from WVU's second day on the grass field in Morgantown - WVillustrated.com

Defense Evolves On Day Four - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, gallery and video

Photos: WVU Fall Football Camp IV - BGN

WVU Football Videos - WVillustrated.com
Several practice reports and player interviews to choose from

Punters shine at practice - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Don’t Pencil In WVU’s Starters Right Now - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Smith becoming a leader at WVU - Register-Herald

WVU’s D could be lights out - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Quick impact - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column on Bruce Irvin (who has me giddy about the possibilities, BTW)

Going Out With a Bang - MSNsportsNET.Com

Sidney Glover: Going Out With A Bang - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Coley White adapting to role as receiver/QB - Charleston Gazette

Coley White: Moving To Slot - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video link

Time has come for WVU's Snodgrass - Charleston Daily Mail

Will to win - Times West Virginian
"Johnson and Clarke share more than just a name"

Opponent Preview: UNLV - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Recruiting:

McCune Picks Mountaineers: 6-8 forward commits to WVU for 2011 class - WVillustrated.com

Tommie McCune Profile - BGN
Here's the profile page on WVU's latest BB commit

Parkersburg RB Allan Wasonga - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Around the League (and Beyond):

New coaches facing varied challenges in Big East - Charleston Gazette

Pitt Notebook: Right guard, center spots not solidified - PPG

Louisville has sizable issues on defense - ESPN

TheRoundUp 8/10: First football practice edition - The UConn Blog

Bearcats coach Jones won't impede Pead's progress - Cincinnati Enquirer

USF's Daniels determined to avoid complacency - Tampa Tribune

Practice Roundup: Throw the Ball Up There Like a Hand Grenade Edition - Voodoo Five

Delone Carter Returns, Sorry Akron - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Rutgers starting strongside linebacker Manny Abreu 'not worrying about results' - Star Ledger

Football Training Camp: August 9th Update - The Nova Blog
Nova plays FB too...just at the FCS (Formerly 1AA) level

Nick Saban Banning NFL Scouts From Alabama Practices? - NCAAFB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

Chances are, more conjecture, over-reaction...all without all of the facts

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

It's Mötley Lüe!!

Must See Movie Gallery of the Week:

There are others that deserve to be on this list, but it's a good start.

Red Head Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown was Playboy's 2008 Model of the Year. Here's Jillian Beyor.



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