June 24, 2008
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Alternate NCAA 09 Covers

A braniac like Dwight will replace LSU QB Ryan Perrilloux. :: Darrell Walker/Icon SMI : Mario Anzuoni/Rueters
Gump for Heisman anxiously awaits the arrival of the NCAA football video game every year, but it's tired of the same boring covers. So as the release of NCAA Football 09 approaches, Gump created 11 alternate covers of its own. Our favorite: the LSU cover, featuring The Office's Dwight as QB.
Dumb Arrest of the Day
Sophomore UCF running back Ricky Kay was charged with a felony and a misdemeanor for hitting and breaking a stop sign (with his hand) and breaking a pressure gauge on a fire-sprinkler system. Why does this kid hate public safety so much?
CWS Update
Georgia scored four in the bottom of the eighth to stun Fresno State and win Game 1 of the CWS.
Where's the Diversity?
Sticking with college baseball, The Wall Street Journal wants to know why the college game -- where 86 percent of the players are white -- hasn't started to mirror the diverse professional ranks.
Find Your Chi

800 people gathered for a Yoga-fest in Times Square. :: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Nothing says relaxation like the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Which is why 800 people -- enthusiasts and novices alike -- gathered there for a Yoga-fest. Next time 800 fit people dressed in spandex plan to gather and stretch in a public space, we'll try to let you know ahead of time.
And the (2009) Winner Is ...
The folks at Heisman Pundit are already looking ahead at 2009's possible Heisman Trophy contenders, and as usual, players from USC, Oklahoma, Texas and Notre Dame are in the mix. Sorry, Florida fans, the bloggers are assuming Percy Harvin and Tim Tebow will turn pro after this season.
Derrick, Pass the Ball
A New York Times reporter participated in a predraft workout designed for Derrick Rose and other likely top picks. The main lesson he learned from working out with elite athletes? "I'm not one. Not even close."
Beasley No. 2 ... or No. 8
Speaking of the NBA draft, is Michael Beasley's stock dropping like Amare Stoudemire's did? And if it is, is the rat Beasley once deposited in a high school teacher's desk to blame?
Pop Culture Nugget
Britney's hot lawyer is back!
Today in Hot Clicks
Soccer's sexiest WAGs, fans and players ... Dapper Draft Pick Quiz ... eBay Item of the Day ... Blogger at combine ... Sports Movie Hall of Fame ... Video: Ballgirl catch is fake ... Baseball in blender.
Odds and Ends
Washington State has been a breeding ground for legal woes ... Brandon Jennings gets his SAT scores on Thursday ... Ray Ray McElrathbey will play for Howard University after Clemson did not renew his scholarship ... You can now watch 2008 BCS bowl games online.
Videos of the Day
He Puts on for Tennessee

Clearly, juco All-America transfer Bobby Maze is proud to be a Vol.

PG-13 Sing-Along

There's something so wrong (and yet, so right) about making a Chuck E. Cheese band sing Usher's Love in this Club.

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