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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (3/27/12) 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 Dreher beer, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Kevin Jones keeps piling up honors and we have several features on the WVU senior to go along with a look at a couple of incoming players for Huggs' squad next year. WVi has a nice feature continuing their series on the basketball practice facility. In our first real foray in talking about Big 12 basketball, it seems that what could have been WVU's first likely natural rivalry is over before it really began. Kansas State's Frank Martin has left Manhattan for South Carolina. There's a couple of football notes inside as well. All of this and more...

What You May Have Missed:

WVU Team Theater Among The Best In The Nation - WVillustrated
Numerous other colleges and NBA franchises are making trips to Morgantown for their own look at the facility. They want to get as many ideas as possible for their own future upgrades.

WVU Pros Weekend Recaps: John Flowers, Kent Richardson, Da'Sean Butler - WVU Pros
We recap how former Mountaineers fared in professional action over the weekend.

Padres Reassign Jedd Gyorko - WVU Pros

PHOTO: Kentucky Fans Burn Couches, Encroach On WVU's Territory - From Our Editors -
WVU trademark lawyers have been informed and are drafting a "cease and desist" response

News of Note:

WVU Players, Coaches Excited For Spring Break - WVillustrated
The Mountaineers are enjoying spring break following two productive weeks of spring practice.

WVU getting a kick out of new special teams mentor - Charleston Gazette
"A lot of those things that happened to them last year, there were a lot of us here who couldn't fix it. I've never been a guy who could coach the kickers. Joe's a guy who understands the kickers and the snappers. He's going to be a big bonus.''

Kevin Jones: Leaving A Legacy Behind - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Feature and gallery

Honors keep piling up for Jones - Register-Herald
West Virginia senior Kevin Jones opted to return for his final season in Morgantown. It now looks like a wise decision.


WVU basketball: Recruits should fit in with Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
Terry Henderson and Eron Harris, high school seniors who are weeks away from their proms and months away from hitting WVU's campus, should fit in well beginning next fall.

WVU goes for the gold - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Holgorsen mentioned just two states - and he mentioned them several times - Florida and Texas.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Frank Martin resigns at Kansas State, headed for South Carolina - Sporting News

Frank Martin to South Carolina: How did it get to this point? - Bring On The Cats

Kansas State Wildcats' Frank Martin paid his former prep players - ESPN

Spring superlatives: Oklahoma State - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

TCU trying to answer questions in spring football - Star Telegram

KU spring drills begin today -

Spring football notebook: Following Iowa, Iowa State - Des Moines Register

OU football: Mike Stoops has some work to do on defense - Oklahoman

Big 12 spring game recap: Texas Tech - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

A “Constructive” B.C.S. Meeting in Dallas - Pre-Snap Read

Questions remain as BCS continues to debate revamping postseason - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

Gymnastics: WVU Bound for Auburn Regional - MSNsportsNET.Com
The 2012 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships regional selections were announced today, and West Virginia University will compete at the Auburn Regional, inside the university’s Auburn Arena, at 7 p.m. ET, on April 7, in Auburn, Ala.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Hungarian model Reka Ebergenyi. Click on her picture for today's gallery.


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