21 GEORGIA Awesome rec center (page 84). Alums: Teresa Edwards,
Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker.
22 MICHIGAN STATE Has produced six first-round NHL picks in the
last 12 years and sold out Munn Ice Arena 196 times in a row.
Alums: Morten Andersen, Magic Johnson, Andre Rison.
23 BRIGHAM YOUNG Pass-happy football team is perennial winner.
Alums: Danny Ainge, Steve Young.
24 SYRACUSE Tops in men's hoops attendance for 11 of last 12
seasons. Alums: Jim Brown, Bob Costas, Al Davis.
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25 DUKE Cameron Crazies are nation's wildest fans. Alums: Grant
Hill, Sonny Jurgensen, Christian Laettner.
26 MINNESOTA Good for hockey, hoops, wrestling, IM broomball.
Alums: Kevin McHale, Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield.
27 WASHINGTON Has sent 11 quarterbacks to NFL. Alums: Mark
Brunell, Warren Moon, Rebecca Twigg.
28 ARIZONA STATE Students dress as coach Bill Frieder to heckle
basketball opponents. Alums: Reggie Jackson, Al Michaels, Byron
29 KENTUCKY Has most hoops wins (1,685), best cheerleaders
(page 84) and one of largest pep bands. Alums: George Blanda,
Dan Issel, Jim Leyritz, Jamal Mashburn, Pat Riley.
30 OREGON Alma mater of Nike chairman Phil Knight, after whom
school library is named. Alums: Terrell Brandon, Dan Fouts,
Steve Prefontaine, Ahmad Rashad, Alberto Salazar.
31 KANSAS Basketball inventor James Naismith is only Jayhawks
hoops coach with losing record. Alums: Wilt Chamberlain, Danny
Manning, Jim Ryun, Gale Sayers, Dean Smith, Lynette Woodard.
32 NORTH CAROLINA STATE Beats Duke, North Carolina and Wake
Forest virtually every year in Big Four Sports Day competition.
Alums: Bill Cowher, Roman Gabriel, Tom Gugliotta, Haywood
Jeffires, David Thompson, Spud Webb.
33 LSU Women's track juggernaut. Alums: Albert Belle, Bert
Jones, Pete Maravich, Shaquille O'Neal, Jim Taylor.
34 HARVARD Has the most varsity sports (41). Alums: George
Plimpton, Meredith Rainey, Paul Wylie.
35 TEXAS A&M Students stand for the duration of each football
game in 12th Man tradition. Alums: Randy Barnes, John David
Crow, Lester Hayes, Davey Johnson, Chuck Knoblauch, Jack Pardee,
36 ARMY One in five officers of promotable age who played West
Point football has become a general, including Dwight Eisenhower
and Omar Bradley. Alums: Doc Blanchard, Glenn Davis, Pete
Dawkins, Mike Krzyzewski.
37 UTAH Has won ten national titles in both skiing and women's
gymnastics. Alum: Tom Chambers.
38 CLEMSON Motor sports program lets students work on NASCAR
crews. Basketball team rejuvenated by coach Rick Barnes. Alums:
Dwight Clark, Gigi Fernandez, Horace Grant, Jimmy Key, William
39 COLORADO Football team in Top 25 every week for last eight
years. Alums: Julie Furtado, Hale Irwin, Rashaan Salaam, Kordell
Stewart, Michael Westbrook, Byron (Whizzer) White, Babe
40 NORTHWESTERN Rose Bowl season ('95) woke sleeping Cats.
Alums: Todd Martin, Brent Musberger, Jerry Reinsdorf.
41 VILLANOVA Everyone remembers 1985 basketball championship,
but cross-country teams have brought home the most NCAA titles,
10. Alums: Vicki Huber, Wali Jones, Kerry Kittles, Marty
Liquori, Sydney Maree.
42 AUBURN Super baseball school. Alums: Charles Barkley, Ruthie
Bolton, Bo Jackson, Chuck Person, Frank Thomas.
43 FLORIDA STATE Football team of the '90s, with .878 winning
percentage, best in Division I-A. Alums: Terrell Buckley, Sam
Cassell, Dave Cowens, Burt Reynolds, Deion Sanders, Charlie Ward.
44 SOUTH CAROLINA Intramural bench-press meet an ironclad
tradition. Alums: Dan Reeves, Sterling Sharpe.
45 MIAMI In eight national-title-deciding bowls since '83.
Alums: Rick Barry, Roy Firestone, Michael Irvin, Jim Kelly.
46 CONNECTICUT Basketball and soccer power. Alums: Ray Allen,
Rebecca Lobo, Jennifer Rizzotti.
47 BOSTON COLLEGE Spirit of Doug Flutie lives on. Alums: Flutie,
Brian Leetch, Lesley Visser.
48 AIR FORCE Fiercely jockish (page 84). Falcon a very cool
mascot. Alum: Chad Hennings.
49 GEORGIA TECH Home of the 1996 Olympic Village; alas, Games'
open-air aquatic center too cold for varsity swimmers in winter.
Alums: Kenny Anderson, Kevin Brown, Larry Mize, Mark Price.
50 WEST VIRGINIA Has won 10 of last 12 NCAA riflery titles.
Alums: Jeff Hostetler, Jerry West.