clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Shotgun/Throwdown: Weekend Hangover (1/31/11) 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 Salopian Vortex.

Just when the men seem to be figuring things out, the women seem to be forgetting what made them a top 10 team. Either way, that was a big win Saturday by the men. WVi's Musings of a Mountain Man article raises a very good point: What happens when and if Casey Mitchell comes back? Lot's of coverage from the weekend's games, including all of the BE results, as well. Oh yeah, Huggs basically has a whole city stalking him. T-minus 2 more days until National Signing Day.

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 and don't forget to "LIKE" the Smoking Musket MAIN PAGE on Facebook (follow this link, then hit "LIKE" at the top of the page). If any of you didn't realize, clicking on "LIKE" on the individual articles just likes that particular article, but doesn't "LIKE" our main page. Many thanks to those who already "LIKE" us. We are now at 632. Let's see how fast we can get to 700. Please, spread the word!! Green light for the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Mountaineer Report: Cincinnati Postgame -
Mountaineers win at Cincinnati as they earn third conference road win of the season.

Bob Huggins' Friends Remember His Time at Cincinnati -

Welcoming Back Huggins -
Bearcat fans were happy to have Huggins back in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Photo Gallery | The motions, emotions of Bob Huggins - Cincinnati Enquirer
Great photo gallery

Doc: Why the Bob Huggins nostalgia? - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ford Announces Retirement - MSNsportsNET.Com

Changes Slowly Taking Shape for WVU Football Program -

Who brings back the most in the Big East? - Big East Blog - ESPN

Brad McElhinny: United we stand - even if it's yucky - Charleston Daily Mail

Football: Devine Scores TD in Senior Bowl - MSNsportsNET.Com
Devine finished the game with 8 yards rushing on seven carries, while also catching one pass for 12 yards. West Virginia teammate Jock Sanders caught one pass for seven yards, while defensive tackle Chris Neild was credited with two tackles.

Top Five: Reasons To Love WVU's John Flowers - SB Nation Pittsburgh

WVU Men's Basketball Player Profile: Truck Bryant -

Korinne Campbell Feature - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineer Jammin' feature on women's basketball senior forward Korinne Campbell.

Leading Off: Pictures of the Week - Photos -
West Virginia Mountaineers forward Deniz Kilicl had an interesting vantage point during a 54-46 win over the visiting South Florida Bulls in Morgantown last week.

Another walkoff recalled - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

40 Years of the Coliseum - Facebook
Here's some great photos (if you're on FB)

Where Are They? Maurice Robinson - Mountaineer TV
Mountaineer Jammin Where are they now? Forward Maurice Robinson.



Mountaineers Drop Second-Straight - MSNsportsNET.Com

DePaul knocks off WVU for 18th win in last 19 games - ESPN
Recap, stats and photos

WVU Women's Basketball Recap: #17 DePaul 78 #8 WVU 55 -

WVU fails two-game road stretch - Daily Athenaeum
Another turnover-filled game costs Mountaineers


West Virginia 66, Cincinnati 55 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

WVU Bags Key Road Win - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Men's Basketball Game Recap: WVU 66 Cincinnati 55 -

A Triumphant Return for Huggins - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery

This one's for Huggins - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers get big win at coach's old stomping grounds

WVU basketball: Huggins gets win at Cincinnati - Charleston Daily Mail

Intense WVU bounces back - Times West Virginian
Mazzulla leads way in 66-55 win over Cincinnati

West Virginia clamps down on the UC Bearcats 66-55 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Leadership On Display - BGN

WVU Seniors Held Mandatory Practice on Mandatory Day Off -

WVU players determined to win for Huggs - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

‘Magnificent Seven’ have saved WVU - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Flowers, Mazzulla lead WVU past Cincinnati, 66-55 - Daily Athenaeum
Seniors’ 32 points make up for depleted Mountaineer roster

PoG: West Virginia vs Cincinnati - BGN

Mazzula helping pick up slack - Charleston Gazette

WVU basketball: Mazzulla making impact for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail

Musings of a Mountain Man: 1/31 -

Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference -
Huggins talks about playing with seven players again and how his team was able to fend off the Bearcats.

Cam Thoroughman: Cincinnati Postgame -
Thoroughman talks about his "Woo Woo" defense and becoming a leader on the court.

Joe Mazzulla: Cincinnati Postgame -
Mazzulla talks about the team spending the past three days together and how it helped against the Bearcats.

John Flowers: Cincinnati Postgame -
Flowers talks about playing with only seven players and his performance on the court.

WVU Basketball Photos: WVU vs Cincinnati -

Photo Gallery II: West Virginia vs Cincinnati - BGN

Photo Gallery IV: WVU vs Cincinnati - BGN

West Virginia Outrebounds Cincinnati, Win Comfortably - Down The Drive

Mick Cronin: Cincinnati Head Coach -
Cronin talks about his team not making shots, how tough the Big East is and Joe Mazzulla.

Cincinnati Players: Postgame -
Both Cashmere Wright and Anthony McClain talk about their team's performance.


Football: Wednesday's Signing Day Coverage - MSNsportsNET.Com
Here's what's happening with the Official coverage. You can count on us as well.

Recruits bring out optimism - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Braziller's thoughts and observations from the SNY Invitational - NY Post
There are two paragraphs dedicated to WVU commit Jabarie Hinds just below the inset picture that you should read

Around the League (and Beyond):

Not many differences from top to bottom out of Big East teams - Charleston Daily Mail

Storm worthy: St. John's defeats Duke, 93-78 - Rumble In The Garden
Go Johnny's!!

Louisville's Peyton Siva drives Connecticut crazy in 79-78 2OT win - Courier-Journal

Louisville Rallies To Beat UConn In Double-Overtime - Hartford Courant

Marquette 76 - Syracuse 70: Ah, Poop - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Marquette 76, No. 9/10 Syracuse 70 - Anonymous Eagle

Pitt holds off Rutgers, 65-62 - PPG

Pittsburgh 65 Rutgers 62 - On the Banks

Be Still My Heart, Georgetown Defeats Villanova 69-66 - Casual Hoya

postgame: Georgetown 69, Villanova 66 - The Nova Blog
...and I just re-watched The Shining last night...coincidence?

Seton Hall 81, Providence 71: Pirate Forwards Punish Providence - South Orange Juice

Notre Dame men's basketball: Keys to a strong stretch run - South Bend Tribune

Upsets Abound on Black Saturday -- Who Should Be Worried? - NCAABB FanHouse

TCU Horned Frogs Tops Among Non-AQ Teams in 2011 Recruiting - NCAAFB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

(19) Louisville Cardinals vs. (20) Georgetown Hoyas - Preview - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Phone Booth on ESPN

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is model Sarah Stage. Click on her picture for today's gallery.

Salopian Vortex image via