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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (1/25/11) 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 Buttface Amber Ale, in dis-honor of the buttfaces that keep letting the fans, their school and more importantly, their team down.

I made the crack about filling the roster with JVer's, but I totally agree with Huggs. The team comes first above any individual player. In other news, the WVU women travel to DC tonight to take on a highly ranked Hoya squad. Terms of the revised contract for Stew and the term sheet for Holgorsen have been revealed. And recruiting is coming along quite nicely, both for football and basketball. I hope to have a football commit summary/rundown for you guys to be posted sometime tomorrow.

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What You May Have Missed:

Bob Huggins: On Mitchell And Jennings - WVMetroNews.com
Video from last night's SSL

UPDATE: Jennings Officially Out - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU Guard Casey Mitchell Suspended Indefinitely, Dan Jennings Off Team - WVillustrated.com

West Virginia To Face Georgetown - MSNsportsNET.Com

NCAA Basketball Polls - ESPN
Relegated to receiving votes again, this week

Weekly Watch: Week 9 - ESPN
Our score last Wednesday Caught Their Eyes

Bracketology - NCAA College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN
#5 SE

Bracket Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com
#5 SW

Bubble Watch - Andy Glockner - SI.com

VSR: Campriani Student-Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report

‘Small sports’ having big seasons - Daily Athenaeum

News of Note:

Head Coach Mike Carey - Mountaineer TV
Coach Carey talks about Georgetown star player Sugar Rodgers, the challenges Georgetown and DePaul present, and Madina Ali's recent injury.

WVU’s Miles playing well since return from injuries - Register-Herald

No. 8 WVU women begin tough road stretch - Daily Athenaeum

Brooke Hampton Feature - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineer Jammmin' feature on women's basketball freshman guard Brooke Hampton.

Huggins suspends Mitchell - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

WVU's Casey Mitchell suspended indefinitely - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU suspends Casey Mitchell - Times West Virginian

Another Day, Another Hit For WVU Men - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

With Depth Dwindling, Deniz Kilicli Prefers Bench Role - WVillustrated.com

West Virginia Men's Basketball Team Report: 1/24 - WVillustrated.com

Holgorsen term sheet released - Daily Athenaeum
New head coach-in-waiting could leave if NCAA hits WVU with significant sanctions

WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen's Term Sheet Released - WVillustrated.com

Reunited Once Again - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Dana Holgorsen and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh - Cue Peaches and Herb

Amended contract shows Stewart comes out even - Charleston Gazette

WVU football: Not firing Stewart was right decision - Charleston Daily Mail

Big East ranks high in excitement - Big East Blog - ESPN
2nd most exciting games behind only...wait for it.....the Big Ten?!?!?!

Most improved players in 2010 - Big East Blog - ESPN

Recruiting:

Former Pitt Pledge Terrell Chestnut Commits to WVU - WVillustrated.com

UA Brandon Jennings Invitational recap - ESPN
West Virginia signee Aaron Brown highlighted the inaugural Under Armour Brandon Jennings Invitational, writes Reggie Rankin.

Final Four sold prep prospects on WVU - Daily Athenaeum
Columbia High School (Ga.) forward Jarmal Reid is one of the most sought after recruits in the country.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East Basketball Power Rankings Week 11 - The UConn Blog

Big East Efficiency Margins 1-24-11 - Rumble In The Garden

Texas A&M to SEC Rumors Start Again. Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas State to Big East? - Voodoo Five

No. 15 Notre Dame stuns No. 2 Pitt at home, 56-51 - PPG
Really original sign you got there, zippy (see inset picture)

Hansbrough, Scott Lead Irish Past No. 2 Pitt, 56-51 - Rakes Of Mallow

Orange Scouting Report: Syracuse vs. Seton Hall - Post-Standard

Seton Hall Basketball: UPDATE: Jamel Jackson Will Not Leave Team - South Orange Juice

Marquette a Big East reality check for No. 5 UConn - Stamford Advocate

Mick Cronin tries to light fire under UC point guard Cashmere Wright - Cincinnati Enquirer

Louisville's Terrence Jennings beginning to realize potential - Courier-Journal

Note: Corey Fisher's Stats During Big East Play - The Nova Blog

Tom Savage situation turning ugly? - Big East Blog - ESPN

Savage may take legal action against Rutgers - Truth & Rumors/FanNation

Hoop Thoughts - Seth Davis - SI.com

Stephanie Quattrociocchi, Woman Hoopster, Hits 85-Foot Shot - NCAABB FanHouse
Includes video

Oversigning offenders in SEC, Big 12 won't be curbed by NCAA rule - Andy Staples - SI.com

What's On Tap:

(9) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (17) Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
7:00 tonight from McDonough Arena on CBS College Sports Channel

Seton Hall Pirates vs. (10) Syracuse Orange (Preview) - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Dome on the BE Network, MASN and ESPN3

(5) Connecticut Huskies vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (Preview) - ESPN
9:00 tonight from the Brad on the BE Network, MASN and ESPN3

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a model, playmate, and former MLB WAG. Here's a gallery of Brittany Binger.

image via www.cbpotts.com