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Shotgun/Throwdown: April Fools (4/1/14) Edition

Sorry folks, but this will be an abbreviated edition today.


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What You May Have Missed:

WVU to move back to Big East after realizing it's value from the 30 for 30 Requiem for a Dream - EPSN
"We enjoyed having all that money and national notoriety of the Big 12," said Oliver Luck, "but we've decided it's best to return with our banjos to the poor roots from whence we came."

Mountaineer Mascot to wield AK-47 instead of musket - Daily Aquarium
Guess we'll have to change our name, huh?

Jerry West statue outside of Coliseum to be replaced by Truck Bryant hologram - Wheeling Times Harold
Not the electronic kind, but the kind on your baseball cards

Raese to buy shares of IMG College to obtain WVU 4th Tier Rights from Mike Casazza - Charleston Monthly Mail

Mickey's Column: Why I've Been Wrong about Oliver Luck; an apology - Times Wet Virginney

Sweatpants Bob to teach Social Media class - Beckley News & World Report

News of Note:

Holgorsen switches from Red Bull to Rockstar - Charleston Gesundheit
"The name better fits me"

Holgorsen moving away from Air Raid, to utilize three tight ends exclusively - Parkersburg Night Watchman

Barney leaves Robin at altar for Huggins in masterful How I Met Your Mother finale - Bluefield Phonograph


Jason Gwaltney & Tevita Finau will be post-graduate transferring to WVU -

Pro News:

Dorrell Jalloh to receive belated Oscar for work in Dark Knight Rises - WVU Semi-Pros

Around the League (and Beyond):

Art Briles to employ revolutionary 12 man defense - Our Daily Bears

Fred Hoiberg to compete on Dancing with the Coaches - WRNL

Bill Self paid for own dinner after losing to Huggins - Rock Chalk Talk
"He reneged"

Bill Snyder admits he was inspiration for Gandalf - Bring On the Cats

Oklahoma coaching staff to be made up entirely of Stoops brothers - C & C Machine

Mike Gundy is still trying to get his tan to match OSU's official shade of orange - CRFF

Charlie Strong leaving Texas to be a part of Manziel's "Regime" - Barking Carnival

Gary Patterson to petition NCAA for extra eligibility for LaDanian Tomlinson - Frogs O'War

Hair styling tips from Kliff Kingsbury - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

WVU Women's Softball takes on Pitt at 1 pm

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Muppet. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Miss Piggy.