Your guide to the weekend, SIOC style
NCAA Hockey: Ice Breaker Invitational, Boston University, 4:30 p.m.Hockey moms of America, your wait is over. The NCAA season is finally here. The road to the Frozen Four begins at BU, where three of the nation's top 15 teams will go head to head. Meanwhile, 4,000 miles away (up near Putin-land), the University of Alaska-Anchorage hoststhe Kendall Hockey Classic. The first 1,000 fans through the door will receive a free copy of the "Troopergate" report.
CANstruction, Colorado State, 5 p.m.Sometimes you just want to build stuff. Now you can do it for a good cause. On Friday, Colorado State students looking to unleash their inner lego-architect will build whatever they can out of donated canned goods. It's cooler than you think.
Golden Ticket Campus Cleanup, Utah State, 8:30 p.m.We all know students aren't afraid to sift though trash (who hasn't accidentally thrown away a cell phone after a night of drinking?), but now Utah State is giving away prizes for it. In an effort to clean up campus, "golden tickets" (which can be redeemed for prizes) will be hidden in trash around the school. As always, anybody who finds one is required to sing "I've Got a Golden Ticket" while running around in circles.
MIT Energy Night, 5:30 p.m.Energy. It's all the rage these days. With over 40 cutting edge energy research projects on display, MIT's Energy Night is the place to be. Don't despair if you crave 21st century energy info but find yourself on the other side of the country. Stanford will be hosting a lecture on the commercialization of plug-in hybrid cars.
Free Massages, University of Minnesota, 10:30 p.m.Everybody can use a little more rest and relaxation sometimes.
NCAA Football: No. 5 Texas vs. No. 1 Oklahoma, Dallas, 12 p.m.Sam Bradford's fourth quarter touchdown pass to Malcom Kelly gave his Sooners the win over Colt McCoy's Longhorns in last year's Red River Shootout. The top spot in the country could be at stake in the second meeting between these two young QBs.
24-Hour Charity Volleyball Marathon, Temple University, 2 p.m.That's a lot of volleyball. Something tells me the games could get a little sloppy between 2 - 6 a.m.
National Coming Out DayBecause it's diversity, open-mindedness and equality that make college campuses the great places they are. On another note, there's no better time to tell your Wolverine-loving parents you're a Buckeye fan.
"So You Think You Can Dance" Tour, University of Texas, 8 p.m.Come see the stars from Fox's "hit" show before they go broke, lose everything, and end up making an emotional comeback on Dancing with the Stars in 2019.