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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (9/29/10) 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 Fuller's London Porter, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Coach seemed in a much better mood yesterday. Maybe he likes the idea of adding TCU, too. That, of course, is the big news of the moment. All the coverage that you've come to know and love (and more, as usual) is inside. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. Go ahead and jump (you know you want to)...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Football: Coach Bill Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com
Somebody took their "happy pill" yesterday

WVU Head Coach Bill Stewarts Quotes -

Quotes from Coach - Week 5 -

Big East stock report, Week 5 - ESPN

Could little TCU be headed for the Big East? - Fox Sports Southwest

TCU being considered for Big East expansion? - Sporting News

When You Think Of The Big East, Think Of TCU And DePaul - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Sean weighs in with some perspective

College Football Power Rankings - Andy Staples -
Last one listed in "The next five"

John Calipari: Duke a factor in Kentucky's loss to WVU in NCAA tournament - USA Today
I know he and Huggs are friends, but...What. An. Ass.

Mountaineers Blank Pitt - MSNsportsNET.Com
Women's Soccer: 3-0

Men's Soccer: WVU Enters Into the Top 25 - MSNsportsNET.Com

News of Note:

No Good Bye - BGN

Mountaineers have extra time to heal - Charleston Gazette
A time to kill, a time to heal, A time to laugh, a time to weep...

WVU hopes to be at full strength soon - Times West Virginian

Stewart says Devine not expected to miss practice - Charleston Daily Mail

Quarterbacks are made, not born - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Playing Within the System - MSNsportsNET.Com
Anthony Leonard is profiled

VIDEO: WVU Player Interviews 9/28 -
Sands, Lindamood and Braun

VIDEO: WVU Player Interviews 9/28 -
Geno, Garvin and Julian

Stewart saw some positives in setback - Inter-Mountain

No shame in WVU's defeat - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

FedEx date with BYU big delivery for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
This news is at least a week old...timing, Jack...timing

Around the League (and Beyond):

No way to defend Big East - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Examining the Big East -- and its troubles - Charleston Gazette
Vingle actually quotes the band Sublime

2010 Big East Fearless Picks: Oct. 2 -

Big East Week 5 glance - National Football Post

Why Pead was ruled down - Cincinnati Enquirer

Bulls notes: USF works on creating turnovers - Tampa Tribune

Syracuse University football team approaches bye week with caution - Post Standard
...because we all know how dangerous bye weeks can be. Huh?!?

Elvis Dumervil is a ‘role model' to Louisville’s William Savoy - Courier-Journal

UConn football's Dave Teggart, Jerome Williams arrested for fighting - The UConn Blog
It's ev'rywhere, it's ev'rywhere

Despite wavy quarterback situation, Rutgers won't take Tulane offense lightly - Star Ledger
Tulane's wavy QB situation? Pot meet Kettle.

Gruder wants to be leader for Pitt - PPG

Pitt Losses Star Linebacker For Year - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes video for the morbidly curious (for some reason)

The Irish Are Fighting a Losing Cause - NCAAFB FanHouse

Starting 11: Should Georgia Coach Mark Richt Stay or Go? - NCAAFB FanHouse

Forde Yard Dash - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Men's Soccer: WVU Heads to Duquesne - MSNsportsNET.Com
7:30 pm tonight at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field in Pittsburgh

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Now this is my idea of HORROR:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Canadian with an English name. Here's Veronika London (pic links to interview page with gallery at the bottom).

Fuller's London Porter image via