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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (6/19/12) Edition


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Plenty of news and notes as I try to get caught up after being somewhat away. There's updates on summer football workouts and the basketball players have begun their annual summer league up the road in Pittsburgh. We have some ticket information and also more on the most recent football commitment. We also have some news on Pat White and WVUPros gives some insight on Kevin Jones' situation heading into the draft. All of this and more as I try to get back into the swing of things.

What You May Have Missed:

Gold And Blue Now: Single Game Football Tickets? - WVMETRONEWS.COM
In Tuesday's edition of Gold and Blue Now, Tony Caridi looks at the split in the WVIAC and it's No. 14 on the MetroNews top 25 Big 12 players countdown. Also, on the show, a look at when single game football tickets could be made available for WVU.

Bob Huggins Is Desperate For (Twitter) Verification -
Anybody know how to help him get verified?

Huggins meets with fans at Coalton Days - Inter-Mountain
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins took a break from his busy schedule to attend the Coalton Days celebration on Saturday.

Twitter: Big 12 Countdown Giveaway -
As part of the Big 12 Conference countdown to July 1, WVU athletics' official twitter account, @WVUSportsBuzz, will be giving away Big 12 branded items daily to lucky fans who participate by retweeting tweets.

WVU football: Wilson is person to go to for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
you'd have a hard time finding someone better for the assistant director of football operations position at West Virginia than the person the Mountaineers just hired.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Harris a major draw at area camp - Times West Virginian
As Harris emerged as an athlete, it was obvious to all who saw him that he was wonderfully gifted, not only in football,.

Tuberville: WVU 'Very Rowdy, Great Place' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
“It reminded me of SEC football in terms of tailgating and fan support,” said Tuberville

Kevin Jones Injury and Other NBA Draft Notes - WVU Pros
We tell you about Kevin Jones non-workout with the Orlando Magic and his odds if he is not drafted in the 1st Round.

Pat White To Pursue Acting Career - WVMETRONEWS.COM
“I’ll be taking some workshops and I’ve got to work on some headshots,” White said. “Those will be coming up here soon.”

News of Note:

Big 12 Football: 2012 All-Conference Team -
The WVU Big 3 on O and Tavon as a returner

Cogdell touts Geno - Martinsburg Journal
Former H.S. coach likes QB’s Heisman chances

Garrison's rehabilitation on track - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"I don't want [the coaches] to put me up top. I want to earn my way up top," said Garrison.

Bedenbaugh: High Potential For Spain In 2012 - WVMETRONEWS.COM
“He’s a big, physical, athletic guy that can be as good as anybody I’ve coached.”

Campbell Trying To Stay In Mix At Receiver - WVillustrated
Inside Receiver Dante Campbell is competing for playing time at a pretty deep position

WVU Strength Staff Working Players Hard - WVillustrated
WVU football players are working through more intense summer workouts courtesy of the strength and conditioning staff

WVU Is Primed To ‘Fight’ - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
The strength and conditioning coaches have introduced boxing, a sport that is known for its hand-eye coordination, footwork, and stamina.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Losing is a tough pill to swallow - Times West Virginian
It is only a theory, mind you, and not one that West Virginia linebacker Jared Barber really would like to experiment with any more than he has already.

WVU, TCU at different ends - Times West Virginian
As they move into Big 12 basketball

WVU Players Set To Open Competition In Summer League - WVillustrated
Eight WVU basketball players will participate in the annual Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am this summer

Back In Action - BGN
Monday night's opening session of the Greentree Pro-Am summer basketball league provided a tough test for Pat Forsythe in his return from multiple injuries last season.

WVU Players Talk Following Summer League Games - WVillustrated
WVU men's basketball players spoke with the media following their games in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am Summer League. Watch their interviews inside this story.


WVU Football Receives Prophetic Verbal - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Instate high school football product Elijah Wellman announced through Twitter Monday night that he has committed to play football at West Virginia.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Texas Football 2012: Summer Work Crucial To Future Success - Burnt Orange Nation

Snyder's Cats fighting summer doldrums - Topeka Capital-Journal

OU Football 2012 - Flip Side Of The Coin: The Landry Jones vs. Blake Bell Debate - Crimson And Cream Machine

Texas Tech's Year of Suck - Double-T Nation
We approve of their "poor attempt at a distraction"

Schedule analysis: Oklahoma State - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas snags commitments from state's top football prospects -

The Countdown No. 81: Iowa State - Pre-Snap Read
I do believe the 2nd Big 12 entry on the countdown

What's On Tap:

Remaining Season Tickets Now On Sale -
Season tickets for the seven-game home schedule are $395 each. A very limited number of tickets in the Green Zone will be available, with Green Zone purchases limited to four per customer.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a favorite in these parts and recently named #1 on Maxim's Hot 100 List. Click HERE for today's gallery of Bar Refaeli and enjoy the video below.