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Huggins, Holgorsen and West Virginia University Put The Mountain State First During Tragedy

In the midst of a tragedy in West Virginia, West Virginia University stepped up in a major way to help all of those in need.

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We missed Friday's edition of the Shotgun/Throwdown due to the terrible situation in my hometown and the rest of West Virginia, and because I plan on going back out into the community again on Monday morning to help you're getting Monday's edition of the Throwdown a little bit early.

News Of Note


West Virginia beat writer Mitch Vingle was supposed to sit down with Bob Huggins to discuss the National Association of Basketball Coaches' ad hoc committee on NCAA men's basketball tournament selection, seeding and bracketing, but Huggins quickly changed the conversation to what is going on here in the Mountain State.

John Flowers may be a world traveler these days, but Morgantown, West Virginia, has become like a second home to the former Mountaineer roundball standout. For Flowers, Almost Heaven really is heaven.

West Virginia Athletics:

Four members of the West Virginia University men's swimming team will compete at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials which started on Sunday and ends on July 3 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

After an unbelievable run, the Big 12 conference is officially out of the College World SeriesOklahoma State fell to Arizona on Saturday while TCU lost to Coastal Carolina, falling short of their first ever appearance in the CWS Finals.

You may have misssed it, but someone hacked the SEC's Twitter account. Viva The Matador poses the question of what would happen if the Big 12's account was also hacked.

Around The NCAA:

After injuries and a lack of play-making ability completely derailed Arizona's defense, Rich Rodriguez reinvented his defensive philosophy to draw more talent and complement his offense. Will it work? Bill C continues his 2016 preview series with the Arizona Wildcats.

This week on the College Football Recruiting Podcast, SB Nation's Bud Elliot discusses a number of topics. The central theme evolves into how programs can maximize their resources, with a focus on the efficient job Nick Saban and his staff have done at Alabama.

Video Of Interest

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Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is no stranger to the Shotgun/Throwdown. CLICK HERE for Hailey Clauson's Instagram.