Michigan and Ohio State: real rivals. :: AP : Icon SMI
Sometimes, it takes a news weekly to legitimize -- or undermine -- a rivalry that's seemingly existed for decades. West Point and Annapolis? Chums, and nothing less, according to Newsweek. Ditto for Harvard and Yale. Ohio State and Michigan on the other hand...
The folks at Grateful Blue wanted to do a Big Ten preview, but then realized that would involve a lot of hard work. So instead, they sifted through the electronic abyss for amusing, interesting or downright puzzling names. So if you're dying to know which Big Ten player has a really girly first name but a formidably masculine last name, or which player's name includes an unnecessary apostrophe, search no further.
"Skill" players always get the love, but really, what takes more skill than preventing a prime physical specimen (namely, a college QB) from getting flattened into the turf? The Love of Sports recognizes this, and wants you to as well, so check out its list of the best "big nasties" (offensive lineman) in the country.
Tide fans are worthy tailgating partners. :: Bob Rosato/SI
Uncoached is back with the second installment of Tailgate Nation. Today the beer-and-brat-bandwagon's parked (digitally speaking) at Alabama, where The Machine influences far more than the campus party scene, fans have Crimson Tide bedding and Nick Saban spews out sound bite after sound bite.
It seems like John Wall's recruiting situation gets shadier by the day. First, Baylor hired his former AAU coach Dwon Clifton in a not-so-veiled attempt to lure Wall to the school. Now, we've learned one of his summer coaches (Clifton's brother, Brian) was a licensed sports agent four months ago. Legal? Yes. Ethical? Not so much, says the Sports Agent Blog.
For reasons unknown, Reebok has released a Monopoly-themed shoe. Don Chavez can only imagine how this will affect trash talk during pick-up games.
In theory, the tech-savvy among us are all a little happier in a collegiate environment where innovation and experimentation thrive. Still, some college towns are better than others. In that spirit, Campus Corner presents the top 10 tech-savvy campuses.
Rainn Wilson kidnapped Jenna Fischer. See his new movie and save her.
Leryn Franco :: Courtesy of http://www.pbase.com/crespoide/personal_2007_calendar
Paraguay's Leryn Franco = hottest Olympian ... Slew of Madden 09 and Olympics links ... Stu Scott does karaoke ... Tainted titles ... Video: Wrestling finishes ... Singing kids.
We have a close friend who's deathly afraid of mascots (she once came dangerously close to simultaneously breaking our left wrist and right rib after we pushed her into the arms of a roaming Otto the Orange), and after seeing this it's easier to understand why.