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TOP 10 Media Guide Absurdities
Ivan Maisel
November 02, 1998
BYU. The Cougars' guide devotes two pages to praising the 16-team WAC as the nation's largest and most far-flung conference. BYU is one of eight teams bailing out of the conference at the end of the season.
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November 02, 1998

Top 10 Media Guide Absurdities

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BYU. The Cougars' guide devotes two pages to praising the 16-team WAC as the nation's largest and most far-flung conference. BYU is one of eight teams bailing out of the conference at the end of the season.

Colorado. In the bio section of the Buffaloes' guide, 170-pound placekicker Jeremy Aldrich responds to the question, "What rules would you like to see implemented in college football?" with, "No fat guys." Who's going to block for you, Jeremy?

Florida. The Gators' 320-page tome contains 36 pictures of Steve Spurrier.

Miami. On page 7 of the Hurricanes' guide, before the bios of the president, athletic director and coach, is a list of distinguished alumni. The roll of honor includes former ESPN2 and current Fox Sports anchor Suzy Kolber.

North Carolina. The three things Tar Heels reserve quarterback Kevin Carty says he would want with him on a desert isle: the Bible, Jenny McCarthy and the Led Zeppelin box set.

Northwestern. Asked to name the most influential person in American history, Wildcats junior linebacker Conrad Emmerich nominates Dick Butkus.

Ohio State. Buckeyes sophomore defensive end Rodney Bailey lists his hobbies as music, dancing and watching NFL defensive tackles.

Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights' guide devotes two pages to details of the new Bowl Championship Series. Rutgers has gone to one bowl in its history—the 1978 Garden State Bowl—and is 5-24 over the last three years.

South Florida. Page I of the Bulls' guide is titled "Tradition." South Florida's football program is in its second season.

Texas. The Longhorns' 446-page volume weighs in at five pounds. Texas printed 15,000 copies.

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