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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (8/3/10) 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 Tagus, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown. Side note: While looking for a Tagus image, I came across THIS. I can't tell if it's a joke, disturbing or a PSA. Anybody know Portuguese?

It's getting close. I can almost taste it. Media Days are well under way and camp will be open by this time next week. 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 Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Two Named to Thorpe Watch List - MSNsportsNET.Com
Hogan and word about or from The Tandy...yet

WVU Loads Academic All-Star List - BGN
The Big East Conference has selected 158 West Virginia University student-athletes as 2009-10 Big East Academic All-Stars, an increase of 18 student-athletes from one year ago.

Who Will the Media Pick? - MSNsportsNET.Com

Mountaineers picked to finish 2nd in the Big East; Pitt overwhelming favorite -

Men's Basketball: Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tickets - MSNsportsNET.Com

Rifle: Campriani Wins Gold at World Champs - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU's West, Butler take in some golf - Charleston Daily Mail
17th?!?! Check your stats, dude.

Huggins very sore, not very talkative - Charleston Gazette

West Virginia University - Victoria's Secret Pink

We're No. 1! UGA tops party schools ranking -
We're #4

College Football: House of Pain - ESPN
"50 most painful outcomes in College Football history." I can think of 1 or 2 of ours that should be on here.

News of Note:

Storylines for Big East media day - ESPN

Pitt And WVU Will Be Focal Points At Big East Media Day - SB Nation Pittsburgh

Football: Big East Media Day (Flip Video) - MSNsportsNET.Com

BIG EAST Media Day Begins in Newport, RI -

Death threats rile up, offend West Virginia's Stewart - PPG

Stewart’s record speaks for itself - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Bill Stewart seemingly never makes everyone happy - 'Eers to the Ground

Stewart likes what he sees out of Mountaineers in new-look Big East - Charleston Daily Mail

Tale of Transition - BGN

Summer School 7-on-7's -

One Week From Fall Camp: The Mountaineers use their last few days to get focused and rested for a long season -

WVU Defense Letting Loose -

West Virginia Mountaineers-2010 College Football Preview-Big East - The Sports Chat Place

Edge of the Cliff -
Big East tidbits

Polls and Possibilities - BGN

WVU’s Devine developing in all facets - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

The Dynamic Dou: A Q&A with Noel Devine and Jock Sanders - Dominion Post
FYI, continuations are at the top of the pages

Noel Devine for Heisman's Photos - 2010 Covers and Homepages - Facebook

Quarterbacking 101 - MSNsportsNET.Com

Freshman Jeremy Johnson is profiled (includes gallery)

Did We Get Them Right? - MSNsportsNET.Com

No more drama? Pat White returns to Miami Dolphins practice - Daily Dolphin
"White, a surprise no-show at Friday’s season-opening training camp, is practicing with his Miami teammates Saturday morning as the first of two practices get underway. A report surfaced overnight that White would miss all of training camp, if not the entire season, with a personal issue."

Opinion: Ease Off Pat White - Phin Phanatic

Three injured players sidelined as Seahawks open camp - Seahawks Blog
"Three injured players -- fullback Owen Schmitt, offensive guard Chester Pitts and cornerback Josh Pinkard -- were not practicing as the Seahawks opened their first training camp practice Saturday."

Where Are They Now?: Mike Lorello - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Around the League (and Beyond):

The Octonion: Money Never Sleeps - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
As always, well done

New QB coach Nathaniel Hackett gets the nod to call Orange plays for Doug Marrone's team - Post Standard

U of L players tiring of '09 Kentucky game - Card Chronicle

Ex-husband: Karen Sypher refused plea deal to get Rick Pitino -

After details at trial, Louisville's Rick Pitino should be fired -

Highlights of Dave Wannstedt's ESPN chat - ESPN

Jones' working roots run deep - Cincinnati Enquirer

Holtz, USF players eager to begin a era - Tampa Tribune

UConn Football Team May Have The Pieces To Finish What It Started Last Season - Hartford Courant

Memphis to Join the Big East on Tuesday - Casual Hoya

Rutgers lands commitment from running back Ben Martin for 2011 recruiting class - Star Ledger

Steve Lavin Takes New York by Storm - NCAABB FanHouse

NCAA has lost its way and needs a major overhaul - ESPN

Boise St.'s Idaho rip reveals program that has forgotten past -

NCAA, Florida St. to pay $325k to media attorneys -
And the blood sucking lawyers strike again. Oh, hi guys. Didn't see you there.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive: The Most Powerful Man in College Athletics - NCAAFB FanHouse

Commissioner Jim Delany: Big Ten title game expected next season - ESPN

Lane Kiffin can't handle publicized role that comes with coaching -

Led by savvy commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-10 rebrands its image -

Letting Jeremiah Masoli join Ole Miss shows Houston Nutt is dirty -

What's On Tap:

Football: Tickets Available For All [Home, ed.] Games - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tickets are now on sale for all of West Virginia University’s 2010 home football contests, as well as the Mountaineers’ road games at Connecticut, Louisville and Pitt. Tickets can be purchased on-line at, at the Coliseum Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME.


Video of Interest:

We're gonna have a Clambake! (In my best Elvis voice)

Video of (Dis)Interest:

The man, the myth, the legend, is back (WARNING: Strong Language).

Jimmy T. had both the previous and the following up yesterday (although I already had the previous one embedded)

Wife Beater Gallery of the Week:

With a heading like that, you might expect a gallery of Ike Turner, Chris Brown, etc., but no...that's not how I roll.

Pasties Gallery of the Week:

3 pages of barely SFW-ness

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a beauty from Portugal. Here's Sandra Figueiredo. (The third video isn't just her. I didn't think you'd mind.)

Tagus image via