July 21, 2008
Campus Clicks
By Mallory Rubin
A Different Kind of Preview
Angry T's preview is missing only one thing: cheerleaders. :: John Biever/SI : Amir Gamzu/Icon SMI

College football previews are dominating the magazine racks and Web sites, and Angry T is getting in on the action, but with a twist. Rather than looking at Heisman contenders and top 25 teams, the blog's preview takes a conference-by-conference look at categories like pale skin (hail the All-SPF 40 Team) and skinny builds (bow to the All-Pencil Neck Team). Up first: the Big Ten. Our photographic addition to the list: the All-Cheer Team.

Pants Party

Third Saturday in Blogtober got its hands on Tennessee's new football uniform specs, and it looks like the Vols will once again sport orange pants on the road. We suspect hoops coach Bruce Pearl deserves credit for reminding everyone in Knoxville that wearing an unsightly amount of orange leads to nothing but success.

Don't Forget the Extra-Long Sheets

The school year is rapidly approaching, and whether the impending start fills you with joy or dread, it's time to start thinking about packing. Check out this comprehensive list of what to pack and what not to pack. If you ask us, the most important things on this list are: shower shoes (communal college bathrooms are filthy), a fan (dorm rooms tend to feel like the fiery pits of hell) and extension cords (so you can steal your roommate's extra outlet when you run out).

Pong Prognosis
Is beer pong a health risk? :: David E. Klutho/SI

We all know that stacking cups during a game of pong is an unacceptable party foul, but did you ever consider that instead of just spreading dust, grime and colds, cup-stacking and sharing might also spread cold sores and other unthinkable maladies?

Dumb Arrest of the Day

Incoming Iowa Hawkeye freshman Riley Reiff started stripping before leading police on a foot-chase that ended in a Pita Pit kitchen. The lesson: when running from police, leave your clothes on and never go into a Pita Pit, because the yummy food will distract you from your attempted escape.

Home Sweet Home

OTR took a look at Money magazine's list of the top 100 small cities to live in and adapted it to meet the needs of its (and our) audience. Now presenting: the top 5 small college towns. No surprise, everyone's darlings Ann Arbor and Chapel Hill made the cut.

Dandy Dozen

Bleacher Report thinks these are the 12 greatest college football plays of all time, and while you're all familiar with Nos. 1 and 2, the rest of the list will be a good history lesson for the more casual college football fans out there and will further pad the ego of those who think their football knowledge knows no bounds.

Fun with Dart Boards

Why hang a simple plastic board on your wall when so many other possibilities await you?

Pop Culture Nugget

In case you missed it, The Dark Knight scored the biggest three-day opening in box office history.

Today In Hot Clicks
Brittny Gastineau :: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Oden steals the ESPYs ... Milka vs. Danica ... Greatest upsets ... Lamest team names ... Beetle Eating Night ... Friday Night Lights news ... Video: Golf without Tiger ... Pool mishap.

Odds and Ends

Iowa State football coach Gene Chizik is a dream celebrity sex partner ... The 20 types of male Facebook profile pictures ... Find out what constitutes a "perfect day" for some of college football's most elite programs ... HP fans, start preparing your admissions packet for the world's first university of magic.

Can I Borrow Your Leg?

Our friends over at Busted Coverage discovered this video of Jay Lethal using a fan's prosthetic leg during a fight. Nice of him to run over and return it at the end.

For Three Hours, This Man was the Best

Because it's never the wrong time for a Houston Nutt remix.

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