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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (1/6/11) Edition

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Liz Repella and the women continue to roll as they dumped Seton Hall yesterday afternoon. I don't know about the rest of you, but I really am looking forward to that showdown with UConn looming in the distance. Elsewhere, WVU finally made it official: Gillespie, Bedenbaugh and Dawson are now officially Mountaineers. And the requisite RR fallout is inside as well.

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What You May Have Missed:

Women's Basketball: Mountaineers Defeat Seton Hall - MSNsportsNET.Com

Liz Repella's season-high 24 helps West Virginia hold on - ESPN

Fifteen in a row - Charleston Gazette

2011 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 9 - ESPN
#6 AP, #7 Coaches

Bedenbaugh Joins Football Staff - MSNsportsNET.Com

Gillespie Added to Football Staff - MSNsportsNET.Com

Dawson Completes Grid Staff - MSNsportsNET.Com

‘Mo’ Robinson was one of WVU’s best big men - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

News of Note:

WVU basketball: Kilicli, Mitchell key to team's success - Charleston Daily Mail

Huggins searching for right combination - Charleston Gazette

Huggins still looking for answers - Times West Virginian

WVU football: Mountaineers add assistants - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU football staff finalized - Charleston Gazette

Mountaineers officially add three coaches - ESPN

WVU gets 3 new assistant coaches - Times West Virginian

Dawson Hired, Stewart Speaks - BGN

Holgorsen fills out his offensive staff - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

WVU Football Adds Three to Offensive Staff -


A Familiar System - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU running back recruit Jermichael Selders should be familiar with the offense of WVU head coach in waiting Dana Holgorsen. That’s because he ran some of Holgorsen’s plays at Cypress Creek High School.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Pitt Football: Tom Bradley To Pitt ...? - Cardiac Hill
Only one news outlet is reporting far

Louisville starts hot, cruises past Seton Hall 73-54 - Courier-Journal

Seton Hall Basketball: Louisville 73, Seton Hall 54 - Teacher Blows Pupil Out of Gym In Early Minutes - South Orange Juice

Despite career night from James Beatty, Rutgers falls short again to Marquette, 73-65 - Star Ledger

Marquette 73, Rutgers 65 - Anonymous Eagle

Hate Week; Crosstown Shootout Preview Edition - Down The Drive
Cinci/Xavier preview

Georgetown vs. Syracuse Ticket Fiasco-Fest 2011 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Inability to close games costly for Bulls - Tampa Tribune
Sounds strangely familiar

preGame: Villanova vs. South Florida - The Nova Blog

Road Doesn't Get Any Easier For UConn - Hartford Courant
Duh, it's the Big East

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

Don't Like the BCS? Vote With a Remote - NCAAFB FanHouse

Michigan's David Brandon Missing Recipe for Success - NCAAFB FanHouse

The Delay in Rich Rodriguez's Firing Explained - Every Day Should Be Saturday

@smugdingus - Twitter
Is this RR's secret (or not so secret) Twitter account?

Coach Rod never really had a chance - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

What's On Tap:

(7) Villanova Wildcats vs. South Florida Bulls - ESPN
7:00 tonight from the Sun Dome on ESPNU

Xavier Musketeers vs. (25) Cincinnati Bearcats - ESPN
7:00 tonight from 17/32nds Arena on ESPN2.

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This was almost inevitable.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a native Floridian and former Playboy model. Here's a gallery of Miss Lisa Marie Scott.