One of the more ubiquitous formats for "infographics" these days is the U.S.A. Map Comparing Individual States and promoting interstate rivalries. After all, wherever you live in the U.S. of A., you need bragging rights for something, right?
Recently, Business Insider featured "27 Maps That Explain America"
including ones that compared each state's percentage of residents with passports
, most overrepresented job in every state
, percentage of each state's population with a 4-year degree
, number of billionaires in each state
, number of Starbucks locations in each state
, states' stances on climate change (judged by Think Progress)
, fast food consumption
and exercise frequency
(detail in a weird format here
), and cavities per capita
But Business Insider is certainly not the only site 'mapping the states'... [more inside]
Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Video Goes Public: [New York Times]
Rutgers fired Mike Rice, the coach of its men’s basketball team, on Wednesday, a day after a video [ESPN]
surfaced showing him berating his players during practices, throwing balls at them, kicking them and taunting them with slurs.
T. Boone Pickens and other wealthy, elderly Oklahoma State alums decided to participate in a scheme named "Call of a Lifetime", where they would allow the university to take out $10 million life insurance policies on them. What could go wrong?
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education tells the story of The Education of Dasmine Cathey
, a 23-year-old football player for the University of Memphis. Writer Brad Wolverton met Cathey, who taught himself to read his second year of college, while doing research on student-athletes with severe reading, writing, and learning problems.
What do in-state college baseball rivals do when there's a rain delay? Two words: dance off
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Trinity University won their football game this Saturday on a crazy play
, (somewhat reminiscent of "The Play
" minus the mayhem of the fans and band rushing the field.) This one looks more like a grade school game of keep away. What happened to the defense??
March Madness: 11th seeded George Mason
upset UConn in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
this afternoon, continuing their unexpected streak
. Their wins validate
not only their inclusion in the tournament
, but the rising status
conferences. The most prominent critic
of the inclusion of these smaller schools has been CBS analyst Billy Packer
, who verbally assaulted
the head of the selection committee
on live TV
just two weeks ago
, and has yet to apologize
for his obvious error.
Not surprisingly, police were needed to break up celebrating students
at UM last night, though it wasn't as bad as what happened over the weekend
. (I guess the Saturday riot really wore them out.) As Bobcat Goldthwait used to say: "If your team wins a major sporting event, you can legeally do anything within the next 24 hours." And this is the school I should be proud to call my Alma Mater?
Pick a dawg, any dawg.
Mine's Dawgspeare. I find this subculture fascinating. Pathetic but fascinating.
How attached are you to your alma mater?
I heard about this on Bill Geist's "It's Just a Game" this morning and said to myself, "talk about being a longterm fan." The owner of the company says he's considering getting the licensing from professional sports teams. After all, once you're a Cub fan, you're a Cub fan forever.
A female kicker is suing Duke University because she was cut from the team. She says it was because she's a woman, the coach says she wasn't as versatile as other kickers on his roster. With colleges passing illiterates through based on football skill, I'm skeptical that a coach would make a roster decision based on sex.