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Posted: Friday February 6, 2009 3:40PM; Updated: Friday February 13, 2009 3:27PM

Weekend Primer

By Eric Horowitz

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A Central Florida student will kiss a pig for a good cause.
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Your guide to the weekend, SIOC style


Final Day of Donations for "Kiss a Pig" Fundraiser, University of Central Florida: All week long, UCF students have been dropping donations into buckets corresponding to different students and administrators. On Saturday night, the person with the most money in their bucket will get on stage and kiss a pig. It is sure to be a successful evening, although probably not as successful at last month's "Kiss John Madden" Fundraiser.

Men's Ice Hockey: Dartmouth at Brown, 7 p.m.: We all know nothing is better than High School Musical on Ice. But as far as ice shows go, the Brown University Band is a close second. They are the world's only ice skating scatter band and they will perform following Friday's game. Here is a preview. Try skating with a tuba sometime.

Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet, SMU, 7 p.m.: It's the "Heisman" for running backs. On Saturday, Iowa's Shonn Greene officially joins the fraternity of Cedric Benson, Luke Staley and Byron Hanspard.

Men's Basketball: No. 8 Marquette at South Florida, 8 p.m.: I'm worried about Marquette's 9-0 conference record; an undefeated Big East season could be the thing that finally causes Dick Vitale's head to explode.


Men's Basketball: Notre Dame at No. 17 UCLA, 1 p.m.: Notre Dame is undeniably prolific when it comes to shooting tons of three-pointers and not playing defense. Mike Brey is the new Don Nelson.

Women's Softball: Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational, Iowa at Texas, 1:30 p.m.: Softball season has arrived. After the game former Longhorn Cat Osterman will be on hand to sign autographs, meet fans, and show off her 2004 gold medal. Just make sure you don't ask her about that 2008 silver medal.

Men's Basketball: No. 19 Minnesota at Ohio State, 8 p.m.: In less than two years, Tubby Smith has turned the Golden Gophers into a Top 20 team. I know, I don't get it either. That blog Ashley Judd reads said he was a bad coach who made Kentucky lose. How could Minnesota be good?

Men's Basketball: No. 15 Memphis at No. 18 Gonzaga, 9 p.m.: "Vols to be Bouldin-ed over," "I Heyt-Felt the Power," "Zags Pargo-ing to the Final Four." ESPN's College Gameday is broadcasting live from Spokane, which means the small background space between the heads of Rece Davis and Digger Phelps is about to become artistic real estate for Gonzaga sign makers.


Men's Basketball: No. 7 Louisville at St. John's, 1:30 p.m.: As Terrence Williams climbs up mock drafts, he will be compared to Dwyane Wade by at least 26 NBA draft "experts." That means he'll either be the next Wade, or the next Harold Miner. Meanwhile, St. John's is still a member of the Big East ... so they've got that going for them.

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