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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (8/26/10) 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 Skinny Blonde beer (yes, it's a real beer) in honor of today's Miss Throwdown (for origin, not description).

It's Gamecon 9. Funny thing is that there's actually more BB news today. The non-conference schedule was released yesterday and limited practice started Tuesday. Back on the FB side, I've got a couple of podcasts with HCBS and several player profiles and interviews. There's a special video leading off the Videos of Interest section, by the way, and the second one in the Videos of (Dis)Interest is one that you'll have to see to believe. 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 9 and counting

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

PodCenter - ESPN Radio
Coach Stew on The Scott Van Pelt Show

West Virginia’s Bill Stewart joins Vinnie and Cook - 93.7 The Fan

Noel Devine: 2010 Doak Walker Award Candidate -

WVU-Marshall football tickets now available for students - Daily Athenaeum

24. West Virginia Mountaineers | Preseason College Football Power Rankings -

Men's Basketball: Non-Conference Foes Announced - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU's non-league hoops schedule has eye on postseason - Charleston Gazette

Back To Practice - WVMETRONEWS.COM
"The WVU men's basketball team is back in the gym working out with coaches, but only on a limited basis."

Huggins reaching out to honor mother, raise cancer funds - Charleston Gazette

Huggins will get last laugh at roast - Charleston Daily Mail
I would almost kill to be able to attend this one

News of Note:

Five things to watch in the Big East - ESPN

WVU Football Videos -
Several player interviews to choose from and one with the T-1000

Duo gives Mountaineers depth in backfield - Charleston Daily Mail

Johnson Turning Heads - MSNsportsNET.Com

Lindamood's Good News: Walk-on fullback uses hard work, faith to earn scholarship -

Hard work pays off for Lindamood - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU's Rigg about to amass a Google identity - Charleston Gazette

Summer Shootaround: Big East - ESPN


Mike Shaw has Top Four: Illinois forward is drawn to WVU coaches' personalities -

Around the League (and Beyond):

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

Bearcats' preseason camp goes according to plan - Cincinnati Enquirer

Bulls notes: Kicking battle still close - Tampa Tribune

Syracuse University cornerback Da'Mon Merkerson wants to finish what he starts this season - Post Standard

Louisville wide receiver Doug Beaumont has a score to settle - Courier-Journal

Simulation: UConn beats Michigan 95 percent of the time - The UConn Blog

2010 Season Preview: Offensive Line - On the Banks (Rutgers)

Panthers better equipped to beat spread - PPG

Brian Kelly Asks NBC to Pick Up the Pace With Notre Dame Broadcast - NCAAFB FanHouse
Maybe he can get the other networks to follow for all games. Highly doubtful, but maybe.

What's On Tap:

Fans Invited to Bill Stewart Statewide Sportsline - MSNsportsNET.Com
The first edition of the Bill Stewart Statewide Sportsline will be held at the Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The indoor tailgate party will have prizes and concession food available - $2 burgers & $1 hot dogs. Parking and admission are free and the doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Videos of Interest:

Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great honor and pleasure to introduce to you...The Tandy:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Here are two that are short and sweet:

Who knew Barney told dick jokes? Seriously!!

The "Who Wants Chile?" Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is being honored here a second time. She's a popular model from down under who made a name for herself on the Aussie version of Big Brother. Here's Krystal Forscutt.

Skinny Blonde image via