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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (8/25/10) Edition

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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 Modelo Especial, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

We've reached Gamecon 10. It's almost here. We've got a handful of season predictions and the usual smattering of player profiles. There's even a short appearance by "The Tandy." If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. See you after the jump...

T-minus 10 and counting

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineer Report: Beginning The School Year - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video....includes an appearance by The Tandy

Big East won't dump double-bye tourney format - ESPN
Big East just said THIS (Warning Strong Language) to the BB teams and coaches

WVU to Hang Hat on Playmakers - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tony's Take

SB Nation's Big East Football Predictions: The Juggalos Of College Football -
As compiled by Sean Keeley of Troy Nunes (I added this late yesterday, so here it is again)

2010 WVU football season predictions: Game-by-Game - 'Eers to the Ground

2010 College Football Previews and Predictions -
Main page

2010 Big East Football Predictions and Preview -
Big East page

Big East Preview: West Virginia starts a new era -

Big East Primer: Depth Mixed In With A Little Bit of Pittsburgh - NCAAFB FanHouse

Chris Neild a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate -

2010 CFN 5-Year Program Rankings - 11 to 20 -

Da'Sean Butler planning to contend for Heat roster spot - Sun Sentinel
Any Mountaineer fan wouldn't expect any less

News of Note:

Devine season? - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column...I think we all hope Noel is correct in his statements

Football: Tuesday Evening Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Irvin becoming big man on WVU campus - Register-Herald

WVU's Berry: 'I'm back' - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

QB play key for WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Brunetti building bonds with WVU wideouts - Charleston Gazette

Austin another speedy option - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Bailey seems hand-made for WVU offense - Charleston Gazette

Seniors at top of Mountaineer depth chart - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU 2010 football depth chart - Charleston Daily Mail
...and said depth chart

Trying to find the right mix - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU freshman receiver embraces No. 5 - Charleston Daily Mail
Wear it well and make us all proud

WVU puts Lindamood on scholarship - Charleston Gazette

VIDEO: Player Interviews including Jock Sanders, Matt Lindamood, Quinton Spain, J.D. Woods, Mike Dorsey, & Coley White -


Getting Physical - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Report on BB prospect Daniel Ochefu

Dominion standout Reaves commits to West Virginia - Loudoun Times

Around the League (and Beyond):

Week 1 Big East Opponents News & Notes - NBE Big East College Football Report

What a Big East Network can do - Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
"We think Big East schools that play football and basketball can generate around $15.2 million a year in revenue, while the schools that only play basketball can generate around $7.5 million in revenue," Nelson said.

UC's Goebel up and running for last go-around - Cincinnati Enquirer

Skip Holtz's Freshman Five - Voodoo Five

Roburt Sallie, Demar Dorsey and other Tuesday notes - Card Chronicle

Freshmen Syracuse football players miss another day of practice |
See, it's not just us..."had yet to be cleared by the NCAA agency, which apparently is behind on its paperwork." Aren't they always behind in their paperwork?

UConn receiver corps making up gap left by graduation - Norwich Bulletin

Rutgers' Mason Robinson offering help where needed -- currently, at wide receiver - Star Ledger

Pitt Football: Only one freshman on 2-deep - PPG

What's On Tap:

Men's Soccer: West Virginia Hosts Robert Morris - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team will play its final exhibition match of the preseason on Wednesday, Aug. 25, against Robert Morris at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Admission is free and kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Countdown to Kickoff celebration to welcome alumni, friends and families - WVUToday
Sunday, Aug. 29, from 5-8 p.m. at The Erickson Alumni Center

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Busty Brit Gallery of the Week:

Lucy, Gemma or Keeley...who ya got? I vote Lucy.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is your newest Miss Universe. Coming to you from Mexico, here's Jimena Navarrete.

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