Remember Jonathan Tu, the USC fan and blogger on a cross-country, stadium-by-stadium college-football tour, who Jay and I met up with for the Tennessee-Arkansas game 10 days ago? Well, he got arrested in College Station, Texas on Monday, trying to sneak into Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. I kid you not.
Well, hey, it’ll make for an interesting chapter in his book.
Longer clip (without background music, and without helpful camera-zoom enhancement) here.
Granted, it’s against Middle Tennessee State, but still.
MTSU 21- UT 61 at the half.
JaJuan Smith has 26 on his own. At the half.
This is a team that people in Westwood, Chapel Hill, etc., should be very, very concerned about.
UPDATE: Final 109-40. That was with the Vols sleepwalking through the second half.
UPDATE #2: The basketball dudes from Westwood look like they are being coached by Karl Dorrell. The fUCLA hoopsters are trailing Michigan St. by around 10 (as they have most of the game) a few minutes into the 2d half.
UPDATE BY BRENDAN: fUCLA pulled it out. Nick Saban described it as a comeback on par with American forces in the Pacific rallying to defeat imperial Japan. :) Anyway, by beating Sparty, UCLA just barely accomplished something that puts them in elite company alongside Grand Valley State. Congrats, Bruins! ;)
Also in the Pac-10, #11 Oregon was stunned by St. Mary’s. Maybe Gonzaga won’t be the only at-large candidate from the WCC this season!
– Polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs is sentenced to five years to life in prison for arranging the marriage of a minor, AP reports.
But what would that make Michigan’s loss to Appalachian State? Antietam?
P.P.S. I don’t know what everyone is so upset about. We all already knew that SEC football is a war! :)
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced Monday that news writers, graphic artists and other CBS news staff members working in the television and radio news departments voted to authorize a work stoppage. The CBS news writers have been working without a contract since April 1st of 2005 and have not met at the negotiating table with CBS since January when the WGA rejected CBS’s "final" offer.
Back in September, the football team at nearby Bearden High School here in West Knoxville lost to archrival Farragut High School for the eighth straight time, 35-28 in 2 OTs. Although I didn’t go, it was an epic Friday-night football clash by all accounts — and now it’s going to have a sequel, in the state playoffs this Friday night.
Meanwhile, back home in Connecticut, the Newington Indians are on the playoff bubble. They need to hope Newtown beats Masuk tomorrow night, and then the Indians must take care of business on Thanksgiving Day against their archrival, Wethersfield.
More on both Bearden and Newington after the jump.
First off, we shall admit that the scientific basis for this survey is a little soft, that being said, I should think that when such a high percentage of students at a school of NYU’s caliber would be willing to give up the underpinnings of freedom, liberty, and democracy for so cheap that we do have a very serious problem in this country and we have far too many people that take what we have for granted. It truly boggles the mind that people could hold the rights of citizenship so cheap… Read the article in the NYU student newspaper.