March 07, 2008
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Romeo's Shady Scholarship

Lil' Romeo is all grown up and heading to USC next season. :: Peter Kramer/Getty Images
As you've probably heard, Lil' Romeo -- who averaged 8.6 points a game for Beverly Hills High School this season -- is heading to USC on a basketball scholarship. Sound fishy? It is. According to a story in today's Wall Street Journal, the son of Master P was awarded a $44,000 scholarship because of his close friendship with another top recruit -- not his ability on the court.
Urban Meyer is Awesome
We can't say enough good things about the Florida football coach for organizing the "speed challenge". In the event -- which takes place on April 12 during the annual Orange and Blue Game -- a student can win a scholarship by beating Percy Harvin, Deonte Thompson, Louis Murphy and Chris Rainey in a 40-yard dash.
A student at Ryerson University in Toronto is facing 147 counts of academic misconduct for organizing a chemistry study group on Facebook.
Unsung Heroes
Need some inspiration this weekend? Check out these great stories of a one-handed tennis player, a one-handed high school wrestler and this video of a one-handed high school hoopster in action.
Michael Beasley -- Politician?

Michael Beasley may want to pursue a career in politics. :: AP
National Player of the Year may not be the only race Kansas State's Michael Beasley wins this year. The freshman received 29 votes to be a candidate on the Board of Directors for Student Publications. Beasley's reaction to the news: "That's crazy!"
Five Ways to Cheat at Beer Pong
SIOC doesn't condone cheating, but if we did, we'd probably use these hints.
Pop Culture Nugget
It may not be in theaters for another six weeks, but Pineapple Express looks like the best stoner movie since Dazed and Confused. Check out the trailer.
Today in Hot Clicks
The Ice Girls are heating up an NHL arena near you ... Horrible fashion in soccer ... Appreciating throwbacks ... NFL mock draft with teams picking movie characters.
Pick the Final Four Teams -- Win $2,500
The tournament may be a couple more weeks away, but you can make your predictions now as to which teams will be in the Final Four by entering SI Bracket Challenge on Facebook. If you correctly predict the Final Four, the final two and the national champion, you could win $2,500.
Odds and Ends
Hawaii has some snazzy new football uniforms ... A Northwestern senior will attempt to recite Fahrenheit 451 from memory ... South Florida football players better not swear this season ... Maryland's first belly-dancing group has formed ... Texas A&M is having a hard time finding a new mascot.
Videos of the Day
Another Announcer Goes Nuts

Bucknell basketball has never been this exciting.

Dumb Driver of the Day

A girl takes her friends four-wheeling and gets a little confused between the gas and break pedals.

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