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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (9/16/10) 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 Moosehead Light, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

It's getting closer. We have several stories on the beleaguered OL and interviews galore, including more on the brothers Gloster facing each other. Elsewhere, the women's soccer team faces the first Backyard Brawl of the school year tonight in Morgantown and Cincinnati tries to defend what's left of the BE's honor tonight in Raleigh. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Team Report: Mid-Week Report -

Big East Report: They Are Who We Thought They Were - NCAAFB FanHouse

Preview: Maryland - BGN

Behind Enemy Lines: Talking With Smoking Musket About Maryland vs West Virginia - Testudo Times
Our own Dr. Charley West responds to their questions...and the peanut gallery responds with the typical incest/Deliverance quips. It takes 24 hrs to activate your account if you want to respond, FYI, hint, nudge.

Big East predictions: Week 3 - ESPN

2010 Big East Fearless Picks: Sept. 18 -

Samara to Lead Women's Tennis - MSNsportsNET.Com

White headed back to baseball but can’t quite shake football - Times West Virginian

Out of the NFL, Pat White grateful for opportunity with the Royals - Kansas City Star

News of Note:

West Virginia-Maryland Series - MSNsportsNET.Com

Tracking the Terps: Has Maryland found a true rival? - Baltimore Sun

West Virginia-Maryland Series Extended - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
He's a couple days late on this, but, OK

Old-School Football To Be Played - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Maryland will go with two QBs - Charleston Gazette

Two-headed QB setup poses test for WVU - Charleston Gazette

WVU coach is never satisfied - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

Mountaineers catching on - Register-Herald

Rookie receiver a good fit at WVU - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Stedman Bailey

EerNotes: Hogan Out, OL Questions & Family Ties - EerSports

Opinions on West Virginia offensive line run gamut - PPG

Stewart defends beleaguered line - Charleston Gazette

Mullen defends line from criticism - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

WVU football Q&A answers 9.16.10 - 'Eers to the Ground

Fans Need to Simmer Down on Stewart - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Calling all West Virginia football fans in Morgantown - Terrapins Insider/Washington Post
Rivalry Poll

Musings of a Mountain Man: Items and Insights -

A Devine Career... So Far -
Noel Devine had his First 100 Yd Performance against Maryland

Marshall In Depth Analysis -
Re: Devine's efforts/usage

A Sophomore No More - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article on Geno and audio interview with his HS coach and former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell

Geno Smith has emerged as a leader for West Virginia football - Washington Post

VIDEO: More Interviews Leading Up to the Maryland Game -
T-1000, Lockwood, J.T., Jock and Gloster

Jock Sanders: Winning The Mountaineer Way - WVMETRONEWS.COM

DB Coach David Lockwood - Mountaineer TV

Video: Testing depth in the Big East - ESPN

Pat Miller: A Bigger Role - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU’s Bowser in mix at cornerback - Inter-Mountain

Troy and Drew Gloster face off in a battle of the brothers Saturday in Morgantown -

Gloster brothers sharing stage - Charleston Daily Mail

Troy Gloster: Brotherly Love - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Defensive End Bruce Irvin - Mountaineer TV

Mountaineers360 Anthony Leonard - Mountaineer TV

Joe Madsen: Communicating With The Line - WVMETRONEWS.COM

JT Thomas: Defending The Terps - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Around the League (and Beyond):

Bearcats hoping to re-ignite explosive offense vs. Wolfpack - Cincinnati Enquirer

Bulls notes: Looking for answers at WR - Tampa Tribune

Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib: "It Has To Be My Team" - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

UConn RB D.J. Shoemate: "I'm Good" - Hartford Courant

B.J. Butler caters to Louisville football's defensive needs - Courier-Journal

Rutgers hoping that bye week can speed up learning curve for inexperienced offensive unit - Star Ledger

Adversity providing Pitt early test - PPG

Pittsburgh likely to dismiss arrested freshman RB Jason Douglas -

Bottom 10: Taking shots at the bottom of college football's barrel - ESPN
#5 should warm the cockles of WVU fans' hearts

Heisman Trophy 2005 Winner to Remain Vacant, Trust Says - NCAAFB FanHouse
Sorry Vince, no soup for you

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

Women's Soccer: Pitt Showdown Thursday - MSNsportsNET.Com
7 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack - ESPN
7:30 pm from Carter Finley in Raleigh on ESPN/ESPN3. State is giving 3.5.

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

It takes a minute to get going, but it's worth it. Thanks to EDSBS.

South of the Border Gallery of the Week (Take 2):

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Canadian fetish model with a particular emphasis in latex. Here's Bianca Beauchamp. Mexican gallery and Canadian Miss Throwdown...why, it's a North American club sandwich.

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