Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be pared … » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

Motorin’: Your Highlight Reel Of The Most Night Ranger-Worthy Runs…

Prompted by a discussion between Gawker's own Mobutu Sese Seko and Sports Illustrated college football writer Holly Anderson, we created this mp3 celebrating the best and only relevant moment of Night Ranger's musical career. We think it's worth using to highlight plays, so here's the best runs from this past weekend… » 9/24/12 6:00pm 9/24/12 6:00pm

Today In Bizarrely-Priced Tickets From Wisconsin Police: Softball…

An insidious trend is developing in Wisconsin. First it was Montee Ball and his $429 ticket for trespassing at a block party. Now comes news that the varsity softball coach at Oconta Falls high school, Dawn Larsen (not pictured), was given a $177 citation after a parent complained about her potty mouth. » 5/19/12 3:50pm 5/19/12 3:50pm

Anthony Mason Is Now Wisconsin's Second-Worst Tax Offender, And Latrell …

Over the summer, we learned that former NBA player Latrell Sprewell was officially Wisconsin's worst tax scofflaw, thanks to the state's public list of the top 100 delinquent taxpayers. Back then, Sprewell owed more than $3.5 million—but as of this week, he's no longer on the list. Anthony Mason, who last played with… » 1/12/12 11:30am 1/12/12 11:30am

Blotto Teenage Brewers Fan Soils Himself And Falls Down Stairs At…

A few years back, the New York Times had a piece about Wisconsin's drinking problem. "When it comes to drinking, it seems, no state keeps pace with Wisconsin," they wrote. It was bad, they said, in large part because Wisconsin bars and restaurants allow minors to drink in the presence of parents or guardians. » 7/05/11 11:45pm 7/05/11 11:45pm

College Football Roundup: Chase Daniel and Warren Buffett Are Boyzzz

The most shocking image of the college football weekend occurred in the second half of Missouri-Nebraska. And it had nothing to do with the fact that Missouri hung 52 on Nebraska before the third quarter ended. It was finding out that Missouri’s chubby and short quarterback who will win the Heisman Trophy is boyz with… » 10/06/08 12:30pm 10/06/08 12:30pm

College Football Preview: Y'all Better Recognize Joe Pa Wants His Daps, …

The eyes of the college football world shift to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend where the mighty Vanderbilt Commodores will be hosting Auburn. This is a huge game for Vandy. The last time they beat Auburn was 1955, the same year that Rosa Parks instituted her bus boycott in Montgomery. Yep, black people couldn't ride … » 10/03/08 11:45am 10/03/08 11:45am

College Football Preview: The Blackout Is Coming to Georgia!

If you stayed up past midnight on the east coast last night to watch USC-Oregon State right now you're blearily wiping your eyes and cursing the decision as lunch nears and all you want to do is crawl under your desk and sleep. If you're like me you might also be questioning why you let Birmingham, Alabama's finest… » 9/26/08 12:30pm 9/26/08 12:30pm