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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (4/5/11) 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 Admiralteyskoye, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Spring football drills don't continue until tomorrow, but there's still plenty of coverage even on the off days in between sessions. There's also an absolute must-read on Amos Zereoue and the personal tragedy he's dealing with.

What You May Have Missed:

Zereoue deals with personal tragedy - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column - If you should ever read one of Bob's columns, it's this one. Heartbreaking.

2010 Final Four Goes Beyond the Basketball Court for WVU -

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

News of Note:

A Familiar Offense? - MSNsportsNET.Com
Antonik makes the obvious comparison

WVU football: Offense may alter defense's pace, too - Charleston Daily Mail

Geno Smith Looks to Shine in New Offense -

New encounter for WVU quarterback - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Geno's situation is re-hashed a bit, but there's some good stuff on the 2 new guys as well

Ivan Where Art Thou - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Hopefully this question will be long forgotten by the end of September, much less the season

Irvin: One-trick pony no more? - Charleston Gazette
I don't remember a defensive Mountaineer ever that was more exciting for me to watch

Roberts Brothers Motivate Each Other in First Months with Mountaineers -

Fullback Matt Lindamood - Mountaineer TV
Matt Lindamood talks about learning the new offense.


Mountaineers pick up point guard commitment - Charleston Gazette
More on Gary Browne

WVU Commit: Gary Browne - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Around the League (and Beyond):

UConn 53, Butler 41: Huskies revel in the simple life - The UConn Blog
Congrats....I guess

It's anyone's guess if Calhoun returns - NY Post

Mick Cronin gets 6-year extension from University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati Enquirer
Beware of coaches saying "My intent is to retire here."

Pitt assistant basketball coach to head Towson's program - PPG

Pitt Football Spring Practice: Buddy Jackson The Dual Threat? - Cardiac Hill
Aren't all Panthers dual threats for eating shit and sucking?

This fall, Bulls could be biggest game in town - Tampa Tribune
By this logic, Pitt may draw more than 5000 a game for a change......Nevermind. What was I thinking?

Offensive explosion kindles hopes that Orange can put up some points this season - Post Standard

Rutgers' Manny Abreu hoping to have an impact after moving to defensive end - Star Ledger

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I know it's in Italian, but they aren't much for should still make perfect sense:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Russian model Anya Monzikova. As always, her picture leads to today's gallery.


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