By now, most of us have heard of Alicia Sacramone, Rebecca Soni and other college students who have made Olympic headlines. There are plenty of college Olympians competing in less popular sports, however, who have yet to become household names. We introduced you all to air rifle shooter Stephen Scherer a week ago, but there are a few new names left to learn.
The Big Bang(s) Theory
Third Saturday in Blogtober couldn't help but notice the names of college football offensive units no longer describe what the offense is actually doing. Instead, they're cute or catchy, like Auburn's "Spread Eagle" and South Carolina's "Cock'n'Fire." (We're noticing a sexually suggestive theme, too). But schools like Alabama, Georgia and Florida are nickname-free, and that needs to change.
Augie Garrido probably found himself craving some good-old-fashion Southern hospitality last week. The Longhorns baseball coach was kicked out of a USC football practice on Tuesday, where he was watching the scrimmage. No word on why he was watching, on how the USC folks recognized him as a foreign foe, or on if he was packing high-tech spy gear. If the pictures from Saturday's scrimmage are any indication, however, USC probably shouldn't be driving away fans.
The Leaky Radiator Guy
A few weeks ago, we brought you Tailgating Ideas' list of the 14 tailgaters who annoy the crap out of you. Apparently, that was the abbreviated version, because now the site is back with 10 more tailgaters bound to drive you mad. There's the guy who comes with boring, store-bought food when you've spent the last hour hand-blending spices for your dry rub. There are the hot girls who entice you to buy yet another string of Mardi Gras beads even though you already have enough to start your own operation. There's the guy who can't be bothered to walk 10 blocks to the closest bush or portable toilet. Etc., etc., etc.
Brand New Bucks
Myles Brand probably doesn't have to worry about affording gas. The NCAA head-honcho is rolling in the dough, and The Wizard of Odds is calling for mutiny.
Dumb Arrest of the Day
The Davin Walker story isn't out of our lives yet, kids. The Eastern Kentucky football player who stole a feminine hygiene product, fled from police and ran over a woman (whose finger was then cut off in her shopping cart), has been kicked off the team and is facing jail time.
Speaking of Arrests...
Ronnie Wilson is back with the Gators, but that doesn't mean we can't go back and listen to the 911 calls from the night of his arrest.
A Team Effort
Now introducing Diaroogle.com, a site that uses Google Maps to help people find the closest available public restroom. The site's user generated, so bathrooms will only show up if people input them. Talk about community spirit.
Pop Culture Nugget
John Mayer isn't he a cheater, he just wants to be alone.
Today In Hot Clicks
Radio station uses good marketing strategy ... A compilation of hottest Olympic athletes ... Manning mag cover vs. Brady mag cover ... Video: Eating like Phelps | Backflip mishap.
Odds and Ends
Dinner with Tressel
This little Michigan fan is learning quickly.
A Phelpsian Endeavour
This reporter tried to eat the same breakfast as Michael Phelps. Just remember, Phelps consumes 12,000 calories a day, so this is more than a slice of grapefruit and some cornflakes.
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