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Rough Times in Trojan County

At least USC has its Song Girls. :: Bruce Yeung/Yeung Photography
These aren't the best of times at USC. Pete Carroll may head to the NFL, which would likely leave the Trojans with a coach off this list. Meanwhile, as the Reggie Bush book gets closer and closer to publication, the running back is letting his girlfriend do his fighting for him. But it's not all bad at Southern Cal, it always have Lauren Ochi, SIOC's cheerleader of the week.
Top NCAA Scandals
Speaking of Reggie Bush, Rivalfish has listed its five favorite scandals in NCAA history.
Trouble in Baton Rouge?
We're not sure whether we agree that LSU is the team of the decade, but we do think this rumor of the Tigers possibly being investigated by the NCAA for recruiting violations is bunk.
Tar(nished) Heel
North Carolina is taking down every shred of evidence that Marion Jones was once a Tar Heel. We suggest they replace it with streaming video of Tyler Hansbrough's dunk over 7-foot-7 Kenny George. Who knows what Psycho T will jump over next?
Punishment Fit the Crime?
A student at Valdosta State was so angry about the school's decision to build two large parking garages with $30 million of student fees, he posted fliers around campus, wrote mass e-mails and sent a letter to the editor of the school's paper. Now he's booted from school. The moral of the story: Be apathetic and don't rock the boat.
Party Foul
A fraternity at Northwestern is in hot water with the university after hiring "the one and only hardcore midget wrestling company" to perform at a recruitment event last week.
The Heisman Race in 2008

Who will win next year's Heisman Trophy? :: Al Tielemans/SI, AP, Damian Strohmeyer/SI
Is it too early to start thinking about next year's Heisman? We hope not, especially since The Heisman Pundit listed his top 10 candidates for next year's award (with Tim Tebow nowhere to be found on said list).
Pop Culture Nugget
Courtney Love is producing a movie titled Heavier Than Heaven about the life of Kurt Cobain. And who does Love want to play her in the move? Scarlett Johansson (because they look so much alike).
Diet of a College Swimmer
Just in case you were wondering how much food a college swimmer consumes during an average day, here's your answer.
Today in Hot Clicks
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Odds and Ends
Dick Vitale will return to the broadcast booth on Feb. 6 for the UNC-Duke game ... Steve Slaton's dad claims Rich Rodriguez has a lot to do with his son's decision to enter the NFL Draft ... Rick Barnes will make a cameo on Friday Night Lights ... Xavier Lee is done at Florida State ... Someone needs to take the keys from Wisconsin forward Kevin Gullikson and never give them back.
Videos of the Day
Weis Takes a Spill

We love this glitch in NCAA Football 08 that has Charlie Weis falling down on the sideline for no reason (thanks to John Everett for the tip).

Souljah Boy -- Acoustic

We're lifting our ban on all things Souljah Boy for this incredible acoustic version of Crank Dat.

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