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Pricey Horns

Texas cheerleaders -- well worth the money.:: Greg Nelson/SI;
Don't think major college sports are big business? The Austin-American Statesman breaks down the University of Texas' $100 million budget, how much is being spent per student-athlete ($210,000) and some of the more interesting expenses ($682 a game for the Texas Ranger who shadows Mack Brown). But, as Burnt Orange Nation points out, the school has some pretty hot cheerleaders.
Paging Mr. Blackwell
We always thought Oregon was the beginning and end of any conversation regarding the nation's ugliest college football uniforms. But Syracuse and Minnesota are giving the Ducks a run for their money.
Duke in Hot Water?
What does Bill Belichick have in common with Duke football? Very little, we thought, until we read about the Blue Devils' shady videotaping "procedures."
RATT in College Park
When it comes to '80s hair bands, we were never huge into RATT (we preferred Quiet Riot and Whitesnake), but Maryland fans will be singing Round and Round all winter if QB Chris Turner keeps up his heroics. After all, Turner's dad is RATT's original drummer.
Odds and Ends

The Shins perform in concert. :: Scott Gries/Getty Images
An NYU film student scored a dream gig -- directing a video for the Shins ... Bowling Green welcomed Making the Band 4 (new band name, anyone?) to its campus last week ... Princeton students are psyched to break a Guinness World Record, though they're not sure what record they'll break ... The 12th annual "How Berkeley Can You Be" parade would've been much more fun for Cal students had they been allowed to drink beer.
The Unlikely Musician
Notre Dame breathed a sigh or relief when OL Chris Stewart decided not to transfer. We're still shocked Stewart, who is 6-foot-5, 340 pounds, plays the harp.
Facebook Group of the Day
In honor of the lovely Kelly Ripa, who turns 37 today, we present the Kelly Ripa is Hot ... so yeah, I watch the Regis show.
Today in Hot Clicks
Derek Jeter's latest squeeze ... No sex tape for Eva and Tony ... Cubs rookies get hazed ... Conan O'Brien makes fun of the Mets.
Videos of the Day
Notre Dame Thugs
ND's special teamers prove they're not afraid to get in a cheap shot ... or six.

OUCH!!
Wisconsin WR Kyle Jefferson gets destroyed by Michigan State cornerback Nehemiah Warrick.

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