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Posted: Wednesday December 31, 2008 12:38PM; Updated: Wednesday December 31, 2008 12:39PM

Campus Clicks: No Recount Necessary

Campus Clicks
By Eric Horowitz
No Recount Necessary
Our girl Whitney McMillan proved to be popular at the polls. :: Courtesy of Whitney McMillan

The votes are in. The Co-Ed Magazine Cheerleader of the Year is ...[drumroll]... Whitney McMillan. The Old Dominion dame beat out seven other former SIOC Cheerleaders of the Week. Remember Whitney, with great power comes great responsibility.

Slick Rick Strikes Again

The UCLA-USC rivalry is heating up---not on the football field, but on the recruiting trail. UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel is telling recruits that USC linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. will be the new Bruins defensive coordinator. The problem? That's news to Norton Jr. and he's as angry as Jerry Jones about the whole thing. I guess with nuisances like cell phone records and bans on sex parties, it's hard to recruit these days.

Beware of the Chemistry Majors

On the list of things college students fear, "getting lab raided by cops" is probably not very high up. So you can imagine the surprise when an 18-year-old chemistry major had his home raided by meth-seeking police. The lesson, as always, is to conduct all shady chemistry experiments in a campus lab. That way you don't lose your own materials when they get confiscated.

Battle of Checkbooks
Phil Knight has about a billion reasons to smile :: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Oklahoma State's Holiday Bowl loss to Oregon was a tough one. Not only did they blow a lead, but Phil Knight still hasmore dough than T. Boone Pickens.

Bulldog Benefactors

Last weekend Georgia football players were in a pickle. After going on a shopping spree with Best Buy gift cards from their Capital One Bowl gift baskets, they still had $3,000 left over. Since Best Buy doesn't sell new offensive lines, the team decided to spend the money on items for the Boys and Girls Club of Athens. It was holiday bowl-sponsorship trickle-down-economics miracle.

Rising Redbirds

When you think of Illinois State, you always think of the world's oldest collegiate circus. Not anymore. A 12-0 start has officially put the ISU basketball team in the spotlight. Storming the Floor says their slate of mid-major victories is more impressive than it might appear.

College Can Wait

As part of students' worldwide effort to avoid going to class, more and more high school seniors are taking a year off before going to college. It's called the Brandon Jennings plan.

Grab a Flag

Believe it or not, the final week of the year actually does have an important football game. No, not the Humanitarian Bowl, the ACIS Intramural Flag Football Championship. I wonder how much money gets gambled on it.

Pop Culture Nugget

Can you guess which illustrious pop star has a permanent home on Ron Artest's iPod? It's not Rihanna or Katy Perry. It's not Beyonce either. The one woman always whispering in Artest's ear is Celine Dion.

Today In Hot Clicks
Danica Patrick/AP

Danica's speeding off the track ... A few suggestions for some New Year's resolutions ... Zamboni on the rocks ... Teeing off on Obama ... The face of Denver.

Odds and Ends

The country's most monitored ankle is doing well...Another unbeaten is beaten...Ahh, science.

Bob Huggins Will be So Proud

Joe Alexander may not win the dunk contest, but he will definitely win the "team spirit" award.

Duck Hunt is Freaky

If I'd seen this freaky commercial 20 years ago, I might have been turned off to video games forever. How different my life would have been.

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