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.
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.
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The Shins perform in concert. :: Scott Gries/Getty Images