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Weekend Primer


"Winning the White House," Wake Forest, 9:30 a.m.

It's election season, and what better way to learn all the ins and outs of the race for the White House than with this two day, $425 seminar. Unfortunately, none of the weekend's lectures will explain why the constitution doesn't apply to Dick Cheney.

David Sedaris at the University of Minnesota, 7 p.m.

The award winning writer/humorist/comedian will be discussing his new book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames. It's a fitting title for the even location, since Golden Gopher football fans already know exactly how that feels.

Miss Idaho Pageant, Boise State University, 7 p.m.

Not sure if there will be audience questions, but if there are, you won't want to miss this. And if the allure of 20 girls vying for a chance to be Miss America isn't enough, the pageant will also be hosted by local celebrities Melissa Paul and Scott Dorval of Channel 6!

"Transformers 2" Filming, University of Pennsylvania

Let the Megan Fox stalking begin! The producers and the University are being extremely secretive about the specifics of the shoot, but you can be sure students will be on the prowl for a glimpse of someone famous. But bad news for anybody hoping to meet Optimus Prime -- he's computer generated.

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Champs Black Bag Big Fish Tournament, Vanderbilt, 6 a.m.

More than $11,000 in prize money is up for grabs in this tournament benefiting Vanderbilt's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. As always, the Vandy faithful will be weary of Gators.

College World Series, Georgia vs. Miami, 6 p.m.

In last week's MLB draft Miami first baseman Yonder Alonso and Georgia shortstop Gordon Beckham were back-to-back top-10 picks (seventh and eighth overall). On Saturday they each look to put their respective teams into the winner's bracket.

Bill Self Basketball Camp, Allen Fieldhouse

Self's summer basketball camp is the only place to learn his NCAA Championship winning "hack-a-Tiger" strategy. The camp also features appearances by former Jayhawks (and European basketball veterans) Keith Langford and Aaron Miles. If you're in the mood for more of a mid-major experience, George Mason coach Jim Larranaga will be holding his father-son camp this weekend.


Remember the good old days when Bonnaroo was simply a campout full of Phish tattooed bodies and bands who weren't quite world famous? Now Bonnaroo's lineup includes every single famous band in the entire would. No joke. Take a look. It should still be fun though.