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 Ginger Twin India-Style Red Ale, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.
We're a little light on the articles (at least compared to recently, there's still plenty) but I've made up for it with several Videos of Interest. There's also a few video links worth checking out. I could tell you more, but I'd have to kill you. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. It's all after the jump...
T-minus 11 and counting
What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
SB Nation's Big East Football Predictions: The Juggalos Of College Football - SBNation.com
As compiled by Sean Keeley of Troy Nunes
VIDEO: Bob Huggins talks about his summer, recruiting and the new practice facility - WVillustrated.com
Photo Gallery: Basketball Practice Facility - BGN
Promising Outlook - BGN
The 12 Coolest Mascots In College Football (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post
Born to Be a Mountaineer - YouTube
"Mountaineer mascot Brock Burwell shows new WVU students what it means to be a Mountaineer."
The College-Forever Basketball Team - NCAABB FanHouse
News of Note:
The evolution of WVU’s OL throughout camp - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Still a staple - Charleston Gazette
Devine's game has improved - Charleston Daily Mail
Taking it in Stride: Geno Smith ready to meet, exceed expectations this fall - WVillustrated.com
Galloway with plenty of options for fourth receiver - Daily Athenaeum
Trey Johnson escapes to WVU - Times West Virginian
Big East Football Personnel Notes & Links (8/23/2010) - NBE Big East College Football Report
Trust Brings Selders to WVU: Football commit did not need visit to know West Virginia was right fit - WVillustrated.com
Greg McCaig: Selders' Head Coach - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Around the League (and Beyond):
NCAA report: Economy cuts into college athletics - ESPN
Q & A with Butch Jones - Cincinnati Enquirer
Louisville senior QB Adam Froman eager to perform in offense designed for him - Courier-Journal
I wonder if he's related to Abe Froman, the "Sausage King of Chicago."
Safety Lejiste practicing despite broken finger - tampabay.com
Injuries, absences have Syracuse University football coach Doug Marrone wondering: Why me? - Post Standard
Rutgers offense lagging behind the defense - Star Ledger
UConn Coach Randy Edsall Has 3 To Choose From For Backup Quarterback - Hartford Courant
Pitt: Backup tailback shines in a big way - PPG
Arizona, UConn among unranked teams with BCS sleeper potential - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Top College Football Programs Should Unite and Leave the NCAA - NCAAFB FanHouse
Oregon State Lineman Tased, Arrested While Naked and Trespassing - NCAAFB FanHouse
Don't tase me bro!!!
Videos of Interest:
And Herbie, I know it was barely, but we did finish ranked in the top 25...both years. But you're right, we want more.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Piranha Gallery of the Week:
Double Bonus: gallery inside leads to further galleries
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Chicago native who's appeared on America's Next Top Model and Deal or No Deal and has co-hosted HDNet's Get Out series, among others. Here's Katie Cleary.
Ginger Twin image via www.chicagonow.com