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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (8/27/10) 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 St. Pauli Girl, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Gamecon 8. The first week of classes are in the books and eight more days of waiting until tailgating (ok, maybe 7 days for this) and kickoff. All of the coverage you've become used to is inside. There's lots of WR coverage today. Stay tuned over the next couple days. I may have somewhat of an exclusive in the works. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. Have a great weekend everyone and see you after the jump...

T-Minus 8 and counting...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Coach Stew interview podcast - WQAM

WVU athletic director analyzes improvements - Charleston Daily Mail

Signal Vision: Episode 2 - YouTube
I would have embedded this, but the audio sync is slightly off

WVU adds Bowling Green for 2011 - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU makes changes to ‘The Pit’ - Daily Athenaeum
"The Pit" is no more.

Best Case/Worst Case: Big East [BB, ed.] - ESPN

2010-11 BIG EAST Basketball Preview -

Pat White - CHIP SHOTS | The Morgan Messenger

News of Note:

Big East littered with great running backs - ESPN

Devine's Heisman Hopes: Senior rusher's teammates believe in his chances at prestigious award -

2010 Mountaineers Say: "Chemistry" is Key for This Season -

Ten things WVU needs to do to reach 10 wins - 'Eers to the Ground

Play 'Em Both - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tony's Take

Depth may catch up to Sanders' bid for record - Charleston Gazette

For Woods, WVU feels like home - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU’s Bailey ready to show his talent - Inter-Mountain

WVU freshman makes an impression - Charleston Daily Mail

Ryan Nehlen working for playing time - Times West Virginian


Nyarsuk finds his way back to Mountain State - Register-Herald
The 7 footer didn't make his ACT score for WVU

Exclusive: Sim Bhullar to make an unofficial visit to Morgantown - WV Mountaineer Sports

Around the League (and Beyond):

Cincinnati's Vidal Hazelton ready to shine - ESPN

Special teams to get special attention - Bulls Report

No time to fret over lost season - Courier-Journal

Syracuse Football Practice Recap: Day 15 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Edsall: Hype Won't Be A Factor - Hartford Courant

A lot is on the line for Pitt against Utes' defense - PPG

Joe Martinek, Jordan Thomas could jump-start Rutgers' sluggish running game - Star Ledger

Wow. RT @bomani_jones whoa ... - Twitter / Bruce Feldman
"The tutor in the middle of UNC's academic impropriety allegations was also Butch Davis' nanny"

UNC Tar Heels expand football inquiry to include academics - ESPN

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Denise Milani Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the current St. Pauli Girl (that's her in the sponsor pic). Here's Katarina Van Derham. Click on the pic for the gallery and CLICK HERE for a BONUS GALLERY.

St. Pauli girl image via