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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (3/29/12) Edition

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Gotta love spring break for the news cycle. Regardless, we do have coverage of fullback Matt Lindamood leaving the team to go along with a couple other player features. On the recruiting front, WVU lost out on a prized in-state recruit, but has secured another as a preferred walk-on. On the hoops front, Coach Calhoun gives some insight on WVU's nearly finished OOC schedule and KJ will be signing some autographs this weekend. All of this, a Big 12 rundown and more...

What You May Have Missed:

WVU men's basketball team might not play second game at Civic Center - Charleston Daily Mail
"There will be one more very good, high major coming to Morgantown," Calhoun said. "We're looking for one more high major for a series, not just for a game in Morgantown."

Kevin Jones to Sign Autographs This Saturday to Benefit Charities - WVU Pros
Kevin Jones will appear at the Meadowbrook Mall this Saturday to sign autographs for fans and charity.

News of Note:

Lindamood Leaves Football Team - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Mike Montoro from the WVU Sports Information Department has informed MetroNews that WVU fullback and Parkersburg native Matt Lindamood has left the football team.

Lindamood playing days over because of lingering health issues - Charleston Daily Mail
Lindamood, a rising senior from Parkersburg, has been bothered the past two seasons because of neck issues and battled tingling and numbness in his arms.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Smith learns from roller coaster ’11 - Times West Virginian
A year ago, Smith was West Virginia University’s punter, but they had to give him the boot, so to speak, because of his inconsistencies.

Mountaineers’ Jenkins seeks starting job at CB - Register-Herald
Jenkins finished his sophomore year with 27 tackles — 22 solos — and two for lost yardage as well as the eight passes he broke up.


RCB's Fusco to WVU as Invited Walk-On - WVillustrated
Robert C. Byrd senior standout football player Vinnie Fusco signed a letter of intent to join the WVU Football Team, as an invited walk-on.

Mountaineers Lose Out On Switzer - WVMETRONEWS.COM
George Washington (WV) star running back Ryan Switzer chose North Carolina over both West Virginia and Penn State.

Around the League (and Beyond):

The Big 12 guide to Texas' home turf - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to vote on Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium improvements - Oklahoman

Colvin, Vaccaro, and Big 12 safety play - Crimson And Cream Machine

Texas' offensive transformation close to complete - CBSSports

With spring break over, Patterson puts TCU football back to work - Star Telegram

Daniels kicked off Tech team - Red Raiders

SPRING FOOTBALL: Let's Welcome Todd Sturdy to Iowa State - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Kansas Football Presser: Charlie Weis Talks Spring Practices - Rock Chalk Talk

Currie enters with list of candidates - Topeka Capital Journal
for Martin's replacement at KSU

Ex-Viasoft CEO elected Fiesta Bowl board chairman -

Video of Interest:

WVU will be without the top recruit in the Mountain State in the 2013 recruiting class, fullback Matt Lindamood leaves the football team and Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey continue to progress.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Another of Pat McAfee's talents:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a model from Moldova. Click on the picture of Xenia Deli for today's gallery.


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