Posted: Wednesday December 5, 2007 11:30AM; Updated: Wednesday December 5, 2007 2:36PM
By Andy Gray
The 20 Ugliest Colleges in the USA
Maryland is the nation's 20th ugliest school. :: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Campus Squeeze has come up with their list of the nation's 20 ugliest colleges and the winner is ... Drexel University. Our biggest surprise was Maryland (No. 20) since we've heard nothing but good things about College Park and UMass (No. 2) because it's our alma mater and deserves more respect. And for those who are wondering, Pepperdine was ranked No. 1 in the list of the 20 most beautiful schools.
We think Missouri fans have every right to be angry that Kansas received an at-large bid to play in a BCS Bowl while the Tigers are stuck going to the used-to-be-prestigious Cotton Bowl. Especially since Missouri beat Kansas just two weeks ago. But money talks, and in this case, Kansas was a lot louder than their Big 12 rivals.
Back to Respectability?
SIOC's Ben Cohen wrote yesterday about how it's time for Duke to step up and hire a respectable football coach to get its program back on track. We always thought Michigan's hoop squad was in the same boat, but moving in the right direction with the hiring of John Beilein. But after getting waxed by Harvard (and old friend Tommy Amaker), we're not so sure.
Big ups to Venus Williams, who will receive her associate's degree in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale next week. So if the whole tennis thing falls through, she's now has a fallback plan.
Princeton Freak Show
If you're at Princeton this week and happen to see a random guy riding a unicycle in a Speedo, don't be alarmed. It's just the rugby team trying to raise money for a trip to Europe.
Inside the iPod of Colt McCoy
When Colt McCoy needs a lift, he listens to Pearl Jam. :: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images; AP
The Austin-American Statesman got Colt McCoy to reveal what's on his iPod and not surprisingly, it's heavy on country. And we love the Pearl Jam selection (Yellow Ledbetter), but were a little put off by his top choice -- Kenny Chesney's She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy.
Pop Culture Nugget
Forbes released its annual list of the top-earning young superstars and No. 1 was LeBron James ($27 million) followed by Reggie Bush ($24 million), Maria Sharapova ($23 million), Michelle Wie ($19 million) and Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen ($17 million each).
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