Rivalry Shirts Get Uglier, Indeed!

From Travis Robinett at the University Daily Kansan:

Apparently some Missouri fans think it’s OK to make T-shirts that glorify a band of murderous racists.

Their cause was slavery. Their enemies were abolitionists. They took the lives of many without regret and wanted to keep freedom away from men like Gus Rigdel, who in 1950 was Missouri’s first black student, and Norris Stevenson, who in 1957 was Missouri’s first black football player.

If Quantrill’s politics had prevailed, these two would have been in shackles instead of earning college degrees. The same goes for every black student at Missouri today, especially those who are NCAA student athletes. Can fans cheer them on by celebrating Missouri’s racist history?

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Truth in Advertising. . .

"Hi. I'm Roy Williams.

"When I was growing up in Carolina, I'd walk home from school with my friends. We would stop at Dean's Grocers along the way, and my friends would all buy a Coca Cola.

"I was being raised by my mom, who worked hard day and night just to make ends meet. She made just enough to keep a roof over our heads and food in our mouths. I knew she wanted to give me a dime every day, so I could buy a Coke like my friends. But she couldn't. Every day, I walked into that store without a dime to my name, unable to buy a Coke.

"So I stole Matt's."

The View Back East

I came across this article today, and thought my fellow phog-bloggers would like to hear a student perpective on last Saturday's Border War from a truly objective source. This editorial is from Chris Licata, a student journalist for The Daily Campus at UCONN. Thanks Chris for the kind words about Lawrence...come back anytime. Link to article here.

Article courtesy of Shonna Atchison. ryno

Mizzou Makes the Top 10 (A&M No. 1)

Kellis Robinett of the Daily Kansan rates the road venues in the Big 12:

Ranking the Big 12: The best place to watch a game

The Big 12 Conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and like every large organization, it demands an award show.

Ever since the old Big 8 merged with four teams from the Southwest Conference to create the Big 12, fans have seen everything from a national championship in football to a major NCAA scandal in men's basketball.

We could look back at these highlights and rank them, but anyone can look in a record book and find out which teams won what games. We college students need something we can use.

In an attempt to both honor the Big 12 and give readers something tangible, I have taken it upon myself to rank the best places to watch a game in the conference, excluding Kansas.

After traveling to Boulder, Colo., last Saturday, I have finally watched a football or men's basketball game at every campus in the Big 12.

I've seen games from the stands as a fan, covered games from the press box as a member of the media and joined in on local night scenes as a college student. After seeing everything these Big 12 cities and colleges have to offer, here's where they rank.

1. Texas A&M

The school's fight song begins with the words, "Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck

Texas Gov. picks UT in a "Shellacking"

Most politicians blow smoke. I suspect that if they acted like Rick Perry talks here in his UT-OU prediction, a lot more would get done out there in Warshinton.

"There is no way the Sooners are going to be able to stop the Longhorn stampede -- especially since their defensive line plays on roller skates," he said. "I say Texas is going to shellack Oklahoma 41-10, and that's being charitable."