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  • Did Lynn Swann ban USC Song Girls over ‘Fire Helton’ chants?

    01/19/2019 2:47:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | January 18, 2019 | Larry Brown
    Lynn Swann continues to get on the bad side of USC fans, and his latest act will only fray the relationship further. Swann, the Trojans’ athletic director, has blocked the famous USC Song Girls from performing at USC home basketball games for the rest of the season. The Los Angeles Times reported the news on Friday, saying Swann put the order into effect in late November. Instead of the Song Girls, a dance group called the Trojan Dance Force performs at basketball games.
  • Students’ Speech Chilled at the University of Texas

    01/18/2019 6:27:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 18, 2019 | Nicole Neily
    Written in 1903, the University of Texas fight song’s opening lyrics are “The Eyes of Texas are upon you/All the livelong day.” Unfortunately, for many on campus, the sentiments expressed are more than just a catchy tune—it’s a frightening reality. Thanks to four policies that the school maintains—a verbal harassment ban, an Acceptable Use Policy governing internet & digital use, a Residence Hall Manual, and a “Campus Climate Response Team”—the eyes of the University of Texas really are on students, keeping tabs on their speech all the time, everywhere. First: UT’s ban on “verbal harassment.” Contained in the school’s Institutional...
  • UNC-Asheville faces pressure to disinvite pro-Farrakhan Women's March speaker

    01/17/2019 7:02:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matthew Stein
    A Jewish student group at the University of North Carolina-Asheville has denounced the university for inviting Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory, who has defended Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, as a speaker. Farrakhan has compared Jewish people to “termites” and characterized Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.” Mallory, who is scheduled to speak during UNC-Asheville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Week on Jan. 24, has worked with the Nation of Islam and praised the minister, but noted she does not agree with “everything” he has said regarding Jewish people.
  • Report: Ohio State QB Tate Martell Enters NCAA Transfer Portal After Justin Fields Decision

    01/10/2019 12:43:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | January 10, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    Ohio State freshman quarterback Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal and will explore options outside of the Buckeyes, reports Letterman Row's Jeremy Birmingham. The decision comes after former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State last week. Fields enrolled in classes in Columbus, Ohio this week. Fields will reportedly ask the NCAA for immediate eligibility in hopes of playing for the team in 2019.
  • Column: Saban endures most humiliating loss of Bama career

    01/08/2019 1:21:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    AP ^ | January 8, 2018 | Paul Newberry
    By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, Nick Saban knew his seventh national title would not come on this night. He stalked the Alabama sideline as he always does, barking into his headset and at anyone within earshot. There was nothing he could do. The greatest coach in college football history watched his team get outplayed, out-lucked — and, yes, outcoached. "I just had a feeling that I didn't do a very good job," Saban said. "I never really ever got comfortable with what we needed to do to win this game."
  • Trevor Lawrence's ascendance is complete: Clemson freshman shows he's football's future with [tr]

    01/08/2019 1:00:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 8, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    The throw left Trevor Lawrence’s hand at the Clemson 12-yard line in the first quarter of the College Football Playoff title game on Monday night. It landed in receiver Tee Higgins’ hands on the Alabama 45-yard line, the first dazzling completion for Lawrence on a night defined by them. But it wasn’t just the pass to Higgins that left jaws agape, NFL front offices drooling and the Alabama defense backfield shredded. It was the way the ball left his hand – as if it were shot out of a laser gun, whistling 43 yards with barely any arc and somehow...
  • What Generation Z Learned from Millennials: Skip College

    01/06/2019 6:54:13 PM PST · by vannrox · 55 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 4Jan19 | Andrew Moran
    For years, millennials have scoffed at the notion of fixing someone else’s toilet, installing elevators, or cleaning a patient’s teeth. Instead, they wanted to get educated in lesbian dance theory, gender studies, and how white people and western civilization destroyed the world. As a result, student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark, the youth unemployment rate hovers around 9%, and the most tech-savvy and educated generation is delaying adulthood. But their generational successors are not making the same mistakes, choosing to put in a good day’s work rather than whining on Twitter about how “problematic” the TV series...
  • On Plucking Nose Hairs

    01/04/2019 7:44:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 4, 2019 | Erick Erickson
    One of my older sisters once dated a much older guy who had not yet come to terms with growing up. I remember nothing about him -- except his nose hair. He was the Rapunzel of nose hair. I do believe you could have climbed it straight into his brain. I was never sure if I should suggest to him that perhaps a nose trim was in order. The relationship did not last long. As far as I know, he's locked in a tower, holding his nose out for Gothel to climb. There are rites of passage in our lives...
  • Cultural Marxism Is Real

    01/04/2019 6:48:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 4, 2019 | Allen Mendenhall
    Samuel Moyn, a Yale law professor, recently asked, “What is ‘cultural Marxism?’” His answer: “Nothing of the kind actually exists.” Moyn attributes the term cultural Marxism to the “runaway alt-right imagination,” claiming that it implicates zany conspiracy theories and has been “percolating for years through global sewers of hatred.” Alexander Zubatov, an attorney writing in Tablet, countered that the “somewhat unclear and contested” term cultural Marxism “has been in circulation for over forty years.” It has, moreover, “perfectly respectable uses outside the dark, dank silos of the far right.” He concluded that cultural Marxism is neither a “conspiracy” nor a...
  • Every newborn in Pa. will get a college savings account and 12 other changes (Trunc.)

    01/02/2019 8:23:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    Penn Live ^ | January 1, 2019 | Jan Murphy
    The year ushers in some changes that will affect Pennsylvanians' lives beyond swapping out the wall calendar. Here are 12 of them. With the new year comes change -- and in Pennsylvania some of those changes will probably affect your life. Whether you're a state work, awaiting the birth of a child, drive a car or attend college, here are 13 changes you'll see in 2019. --snip-- Babies born in Pennsylvania or adopted by Pennsylvania residents, starting on Jan. 1, will automatically receive a college savings account that has a $100 deposited into it. The Keystone Scholars program is intended...
  • University of Texas' longhorn bull mascot nearly flattens rival Georgia's bulldog [tr]

    01/02/2019 3:17:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 2, 2019 | Merlene Lenthang
    Tensions are always high at the highly anticipated Sugar Bowl football game and this year even the college mascots joined the fight. The University of Texas mascot Bevo XV the bull was meant to pose for pictures with opponent Uga X the bulldog from the University of Georgia on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. But the feisty 1,600-pound bull quickly got heated and charged towards the tiny bulldog on the field, throwing photographers out of the way.
  • Credit Supply and the Rise in College Tuition

    12/31/2018 8:23:31 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies
    The Review of Financial Studies ^ | June 21, 2018 | David O Lucca, Taylor Nadauld, and Karen Shen
    Abstract We study the link between the student credit expansion of the past 15 years and the contemporaneous rise in college tuition. To disentangle simultaneity issues, we analyze the effects of increases in federal student loan caps using detailed student-level financial data. We find a pass-through effect on tuition of changes in subsidized loan maximums of about 60 cents on the dollar and of about 20 cents on the dollar for unsubsidized federal loans. The effect is most pronounced for more expensive degrees and degrees offered by for-profit and 2-year institutions.
  • From Namath to Tua, the torch of elite Bama QBs has been passed

    12/31/2018 6:40:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 30, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    Far above the field at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday night, the last truly legendary Alabama quarterback rooted vociferously for the next one. Joe Namath, who for generations has been the standard for Tide quarterbacks, watched Tua Tagovailoa surgically pick apart the Oklahoma defense with his mouth agape. “He was raving about Tua’s ability,” Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne told Yahoo Sports, “to throw the ball and manage the game.” We are about 51 weeks into the full Tua Tagovailoa experience, a run so surreal that nothing is surprising anymore. He’s bookended a calendar year that began with an...
  • Alabama again favored to beat Clemson with national title on the line

    12/30/2018 5:49:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 30, 2018 | David Purdum
    Alabama and Clemson will meet in the CFP National Championship for the third time in the past four years, and the Crimson Tide are again the favorites. Alabama has been installed as a six-point favorite over Clemson in the championship game on Jan. 7 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET) in Santa Clara, California.
  • Missouri University says a man asking out a woman who's smaller than him could be sexual [tr]

    12/28/2018 6:29:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 28, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    The University of Missouri has claimed that a male asking a female out on a date could be sexual harassment – if she is smaller than him. Mizzou officials made the claim as doctoral student challenged them in a lawsuit surrounding his suspension in 2016 for the romantic proposal to his student dance instructor Annalise Breaux. The college claimed that posing the question could violate Title IX, which serves to prohibit sexual discrimination on any federally funded education program, after Jeremy Rowles sued them for racial and sexual discrimination.
  • All of the ridiculous things that happened in the Cheez-It Bowl

    12/27/2018 7:09:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 27, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    When you match up two top 30 defenses against two of the worst offenses in the Power Five, well, you shouldn’t expect many points to be scored. But you also shouldn’t expect the absurd — and hilarious — chaos that transpired in the Cheez-It Bowl. In TCU’s 10-7 overtime victory over California, the teams combined for nine interceptions. Yes, nine. That’s tied with the 1982 Liberty Bowl for the third-most ever in a bowl game and behind the 1942 Orange Bowl (10) and 1968 Sun Bowl (12) for bowl interception immortality. The ninth interception came courtesy of Cal senior Chase...
  • Does Oklahoma stand a chance against Alabama? Here are 5 ways the Sooners can topple the Tide

    12/27/2018 7:07:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 27, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    Oklahoma has the Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback, the best young offensive mind in college football calling plays and a unit that led the nation with 49.5 points per game this season. They are the country’s most dangerous, explosive and exciting team. And according to the oddsmakers, experts and coaches familiar with both teams, the No. 4 Sooners are hopelessly overmatched against No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal. “Top to bottom,” said an opposing coach familiar with Alabama, “this is the best overall team that they’ve ever had.” That’s why Vegas has installed the Sooners as two-touchdown...
  • Dexter Lawrence among 3 Clemson players who failed NCAA drug test, could miss Cotton Bowl

    12/25/2018 5:22:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 24, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    Clemson could be without three players in the College Football Playoff semifinal matchup with Notre Dame — including one of its best players. Upon the team’s arrival in Dallas on Monday, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney told reporters that defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, offensive lineman Zach Giella and tight end Braden Galloway failed NCAA-mandated drug tests last week. According to Tiger Illustrated, the players tested positive for ostarine. Unless Clemson successfully appeals the failed tests, all three will miss Saturday’s Cotton Bowl. The biggest loss would be Lawrence, one of the top players at his position in the country. A three-year...
  • Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in binaural sound optimized for headphones

    12/24/2018 4:25:14 PM PST · by tellw · 3 replies
    BBC Radio 4 ^ | Dec 24, 2018 | Choir of King's College, Cambridge UK
    Nine Lessons and Carols in binaural sound optimized for headphone listening
  • Therapy horses help college students, ailing children de-stress

    12/22/2018 4:19:24 PM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | Jenniffer Weigel
    On a recent visit to Northwestern University, dozens of students stood patiently waiting as if a celebrity were signing autographs. At the front of the line, were the stars of the show: Hope and Winnie – two miniature therapy horses looking to be hugged so they could help the students de-stress from exams... This is the fourth year miniature therapy horses have made their way to the Northwestern campus during exams thanks to Mane in Heaven, a non-profit organization that provides therapy horses to people in need. Founded in 2012 and based in Barrington, President Dina Ewing Morgan said the...