Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Wild Turkey Bourbon, because that's as close to a Hokie as I can find, plus we need something to begin to drown out our football offseason blues.
What You May Have Missed:
No. 21 WVU Eclipses Century Mark in Win Over SFU - WVU Athletics
No. 21 WVU closed out non-league play in dominating fashion.
Kramer Resigns as Head Volleyball Coach - WVU Athletics
Head Coach Jill Kramer resigned to join TCU as the Director of Volleyball
Florida State OL coach Rick Trickett sad to see son's career end - ESPN
Rick Trickett said. "That’s not what it is. Everybody said he retired. No -- he was told he couldn’t play in the game. There’s nothing left to do. It’s time to go coach. He got a taste of it and loves it. That’s what he has always wanted to do. He’ll do good at it."
Liberty Bowl Hangover:
Kyle Allen's four TD passes leads Texas A&M to Liberty Bowl win - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc
Aggies Win a Shootout - WVU Athletics
Recap, stats, photos, etc
Liberty Bowl Postgame: Players and Assistants - BGN
Howard, Gibby & Dawson
WVSports.com TV: Football Interviews - WVSports.com
White, Dillon, Alford & Riddick
News of Note:
Mountaineers, Hokies to Hook Up - WVU Athletics
West Virginia, Virginia Tech to play Tuesday in Morgantown.
Mountaineers prep for ‘different’ Hokies - Charleston Daily Mail
It is the type of style contrast West Virginia coach Bob Huggins likes this time of the year.
Mountaineers host Williams, Virginia Tech today - Charleston Gazette
By all rights, West Virginia’s game with Virginia Tech today should not be terribly competitive.
Mountaineers look to avoid repeat against Virginia Tech - Register Herald
Last March, when West Virginia was trying to put the final touches on a resumé that would be worthy of NCAA Tournament consideration, it kept looking back to one loss that it just couldn’t defend — an 87-83 setback at Virginia Tech on Nov. 12.
Williams leads Tech against Mountaineers - Exponent Telegram
The last time Buzz Williams, who leads Virginia Tech into the Coliseum at 2 p.m. today to face West Virginia’s 10-1 Mountaineers, was in the Coliseum was in 2012 when he was coaching Marquette and both schools were members of the Big East.
Staten Big 12 Player of the Week - WVU Athletics
WVU senior wins award for second straight week.
Four-star ATH Tim Irvin to decide between four at the 2015 US Army All-American Bowl - SBNation.com
The final days of the consensus four-star prospect's recruitment will determine his destination.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. (17) West Virginia Mountaineers - Preview - ESPN
2 pm today from the Oliver Garden on ESPNU/3. Mountaineers are giving 16.5.
Video of Interest:
Holgorsen presser courtesy of BGN
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This is how you open a champagne bottle:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a former playmate and BikiniTeam.com model of the month. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Raquel Gibson.