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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (8/6/10) 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 Presidente, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

We are back to daily (sans weekends), which can mean only one thing: Football is back in season!!!! Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely upset about the allegations (and that's all they are right now, due process people). All your usual info and fun is inside (including the Eva Mendes Sex Tape). If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can always send them to me by email or Tweet me. Have a good weekend, see you back here again Monday morning and now it's time to do the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Oliver Luck Addresses NCAA Investigation of WVU Athletics - WVillustrated.com

WVU redefines staff roles in wake of NCAA notice - Charleston Gazette
"The practice of allowing those non-coaches to coach or conduct or sit in on meetings is the heart - and, in fact, the only real substance - to the alleged NCAA rules violations."

Breakng down the West Virginia allegations - CBSSports.com

If NCAA is correct, there's plenty of blame to go around - Charleston Gazette

Men's Basketball: Puerto Rico Classic Pairings - MSNsportsNET.Com

Breaking down eight early-season tournament brackets - ESPN

Top 25 Coaches Poll - USA Today
Tied at #24

BlogPoll Top 25 - CBSSports.com
#25

NBCSports.com's Preseason Top 25 - NBCsports.msnbc.com
#19

Big East game cracks House of Pain top 20 - ESPN
I'm glad I was in Germany for this one

News of Note:

Allegations Hit Home: Geoff Coyle reflects on NCAA investigation through the eyes of a former student manager - WVillustrated.com
"I served as a student manager for the Mountaineers in the 2005-08 seasons, and I was taken aback by the idea that my former coworkers or myself were somehow involved in this investigation."

Soccer sanctions could affect WVU football status - Charleston Gazette
'"It is my understanding that the summary disposition process is not an option,'' Price wrote, "due to the institution's status as a possible repeat violator.'' Indeed, if West Virginia is to face penalties or sanctions in regard to violations within its football program, they could be compounded by what happened in the men's soccer program four years ago.'

Winning can’t trump value system - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU Allegations: This Kind Of Thing Is Everywhere - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Doesn't make it ok...but like most, I'm glad we have Luck to help guide us through this

WVU coach Bill Stewart entering key season - Charleston Daily Mail

Let's end the Bill Stewart conspiracy theories right now - 'Eers to the Ground
Re: the death threats

WVU Team Report - WVillustrated.com

WVU sets its sights on title - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Items of Import - BGN

Preseason Highs: BIG EAST Media Day raises high expectations for each team in 2010 - WVillustrated.com

More butane on the Backyard Brawl? - ESPN

Sanders doesn’t agree with poll ranking - Times West Virginian

Flip Video: Big East Media Day #3 - Mountaineer TV

QB play a big key for WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Inexperienced QBs the norm in Big East - Charleston Gazette

Strength of WVU defense depends on DBs - Daily Athenaeum

Devine & Conquer: Mountaineers’ star running back has been through a lot, continues to beat odds - Daily Athenaeum

My Buddy Bronko - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and video

VIDEO: Jock Sanders and JT Thomas talk about the upcoming season from Newport, RI - WVillustrated.com

2010 Season Preview - Week 4 v. West Virginia, Sept. 25th - And The Valley Shook
LSU's blog preview's our game at Death Valley

Opponent Preview: LSU - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Recruiting:

Davie LB Jared Barber commits to West Virginia - Winston Salem Journal

Jesse York - Rivals.com
Player Profile, Stats, and recruiting information on unconfirmed commit Jesse York

Around the League (and Beyond):

2010 Big East Media Days - ESPN
Notebook with several articles and video

Wrapping up Big East media day - ESPN

BIG EAST Commissioner John Marinatto addresses the coaches, players, and the media at BIG EAST Media Day in Newport, RI - WVillustrated.com

Big East commisioner discusses expansion, TV - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Video: Marinatto on expansion, coaches - ESPN

Big East Media Day: Quotes, Comments & Other Hazarai - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

2010 BIG EAST Media Day wraps up from Newport, RI - PART I - WVillustrated.com

Big East's strength is all relative - Charleston Gazette

VIDEOS: South Florida's B.J. Daniels and Cincinnati's Zach Collaros - WVillustrated.com

UConn and SNY, this is going to be big - UConn Blog

Rutgers reporting day: Sanu, LeGrand and Jefferson hope bigger is better - Star Ledger

No quarterback controversy for Marrone: Ryan Nassib is the starter - Post Standard

The Charlie Strong era begins: Day one practice report - Card Chronicle

Bulls notebook: Holtz likes what he sees - Tampa Tribune

Cincinnati's Jones Tackling Familiar Role - NCAAFB FanHouse

VIDEO: Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones talks about his time at WVU and his excitement for the upcoming season - WVillustrated.com

Pitt's Wannstedt not practicing what he preaches with Sheard - PPG
Yep, he was re-instated with no game suspensions

UNC AD Dick Baddour says NCAA investigators on campus - ESPN

Indy to host first Big Ten football title game in 2011 - SI.com

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

What's On Tap:

In spite of everything that's transpired and come to light in the last 24 hours, football season is coming and camp officially opens on Saturday.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Unfortunately...SFW

...and here's proof that UGA is lame:

Lingerie Gallery of the Week:


Party Schools Galleries of the Week:

Scroll down and click on #4 to see the scenes from WVU


Celebrity Side-Boob Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Dominican model and actress who's been on Heroes and recently on Entourage. Here's Dania Ramirez.

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