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Unquiet on the Western Front: Jimmer Fredette, Stanford's Shane Skov, Chris Petersen, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front: Jimmer Fredette, Stanford's Shane Skov, Chris Petersen, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 22, 2011

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.)    UCLA is lacking in  fundamentals. Better pre-season coaching would help. Somebody other than Rick Neuheiselas head football coach would probably help too. But that's just my opinion. (Bruins Nation) Cal may trot out alternate white helmets for 2011. They should probably ask Georgia how stunts like that work out first. (Sports by Brooks) Meet Shane Skov, the Stanford junior linebacker who might steal a headline or two from Andrew Luck this year. (Dr. Saturday) Stanford's recruiting class is smarter than you. Which will be a good thing for Stanford unless somebody teaches Watson the Jeopardy-winning computer how to throw a thirty-yard pass. (Wall Street Journal) "Tiny" award is a big achievement. Former Cal wide reciever Jeremy Ross was honored with the Tiny Bates Award, which is given each year to the most outstanding Cal senior from the Sacramento Valley area. (California Golden Blogs).   Chris Petersen's bonus round. Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen will get a $35,000 raise after changes to his contract were approved by the Idaho State Board of Education. The board also approved funding for a new football facility for Boise St. (Idaho Statesman) BASKETBALL   It's just a flesh wound.  America's New Mancrush, Jimmer Fredette says an injured left calf won't keep him out of Wednesday's  BYU home game against Colorado State. (Salt Lake Tribune) CBS puts its eye on Ducks and Wildcats. CBS will broadcast the March 5 regular season Oregon-Arizona regular-season ending match-up. (OregonLive.com) Blame it on inconsistency. If Utah men's basketball coach Jim Boylen gets fired, it will be due to the lack of consistent when it comes to success on the court. (Block U) Blame it on Steve Jobs. Washington State junior guard Klay Thompson was benched for the first five minutes and 47 seconds of an embarrassing 71-69 defeat to Arizona State for being late to get on the team bus. He said he had lost his iPod. (The Spokesman-Review) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Prince Amukamara, Joe Paterno, Tom Izzo, and more

Big Tentacles: Prince Amukamara, Joe Paterno, Tom Izzo, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 22, 2011

Thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie Podolak, Iowa Hawkeye broadcaster (and former Hawkeye) halfback, who was seriously injured after being struck by a car in Arizona. (Hawk Central) The Prince and his Court. Cornerback Prince Amukamara leads a group of nine former Nebraska Cornhuskers to this week's NFL Combine. (Corn Nation) Two's company. Offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski and running back Evan Royster are the only former Penn State players invited to the NFL Combine this year. (Black Shoe Diaries) What do you do with a $10,000 necktie? The necktie Joe Paterno wore during his 400th career victory was auctioned off for $10,200. The proceeds of the auction went to Penn State Public Broadcasting. (Dr. Saturday) BASKETBALL The Izzo's good deed of the day. Michigan State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo stopped to help a woman whose car was blocked by snow in her driveway by shoveling the snow out of the way. (Detroit Free Press) Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Looking at the Purdue-Indiana rivalry from the days of the Gene Keady vs. Bobby Knight coaching battles, to the Boliermaker's recent success. (Hammer and Rails) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Aaron Murray sprains his ankle.

Aaron Murray sprains his ankle.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 22, 2011

The bad news for Georgia and Aaron Murray is that the starting quarterback sprained his ankle in a pick-up soccer game during the weekend. He's walking around the UGA campus on crutches, but should be healed up by spring practice. The good news for Aaron Murray? Twitter "personality" Summer of Mallet has tweeted that Murray  can borrow his scooter. (via Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Is Appalachian State Conference USA bound?

Is Appalachian State Conference USA bound?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 21, 2011

Southern Pigskin is reporting on a rumor that Appalachian State is ready to move on up to the FBS, and is looking to join Conference USA. It would be a huge move for the school which got national attention for its upset victory over Michigan in 2007. The main roadblock in the move is that C-USA would have to apparently drop a team to make room for the Mountaineers. But is UCF or Memphis make the move to the Big East (which will probably happen sooner or later), someone's going to have to step up and fill the void. (via Southern Pigskin, HT to Leather Helmet Blog) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Happy Birthday, George Washington!

Happy Birthday, George Washington!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 21, 2011

He's coming. He's coming. He's coming. (Yeah, it's not his real birthday, but it's one of those "first Monday" things. Deal with it and enjoy the day off if you get it.) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Toomer's Corner, Alabama's jumbotron "violation",

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Toomer's Corner, Alabama's jumbotron "violation",

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 21, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Tag teamin'. Gene Chizik and Nick Saban sent out a joint press release condemning the poisioning of  the oak trees of Toomer's Corner. (al.com) Do the Right Thing. A group called Times for Toomer's is raising money to help pay to replace the oaks of Toomer's Corner. (College Football Talk) My Heart Will Go On. Even though the Oaks of Toomer's Corner may not survive, Auburn fans will keep their legacies alive through the tree's seedlings. (WAAY) I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything! Alabama says that an incident where football recruit Barry J. Sanders and his father (the Barry Sanders) were shown on the jumbotron alongside Nick Saban at a recent Alabama basketball game does not constitute an NCAA secondary violation. (Rivals.com) I can ease your pain. Get you on your feet again.  Tennessee hires Logan Merrit to be an associate athletic trainer. (Go Vols Xtra) Oh no he didn't! A Georgia blogger theorizes that UGA's VI, VII, and VIII were all poisoned by Florida fans irate over the Dawg's "Touchdown Celebration" during the 2007 iteration of the World's Largest (CENSORED BY MICHAEL ADAMS).  Not. Very. Funny. (The Grit Tree) BASKETBALL  We finally got a piece of the pie. Alabama takes at least a piece of the SEC West men's basketball title after a 69-56 win over Arkansas. (The Crimson White) Vols in the Fall. Tennessee takes another tumble in men's basketball as Georgia beats the Vols 69-63 on Saturday. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Nebraska vs. Northwestern, Jordan Taylor, and...Bon Jovi?

Big Tentacles: Nebraska vs. Northwestern, Jordan Taylor, and...Bon Jovi?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 20, 2011

Who's the real NU? A debate over which Big Ten school gets to use the initals NU: Northwestern or newcomer Nebraska. (ESPN) Ohio state derailed. Purdue knocks off 3rd in the nation Ohio State 76-63. (ESPN) I've got a little list. Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor has been added to the list of Cousy Award finalists. (Madison.com) Bubble Dance. Michigan State is listed as one of the last four in the NCAA Tournament. Penn State is one of the next four out. (BT Powerhouse) You Give Love a Bad Name. The Penn State basketball team was forced to hold practice in the schools Intramural Building because Bon Jovi commandeered Bryce Jordan Center for rehearsal space. (ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day with yet another parody song.

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day with yet another parody song.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 20, 2011

America's New Mancrush, Jimmer Fredette, scored 23 points in BYU's victory over TCU today.  What better excuse to post another Jimmer Fredette song parody. (via Rivals.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your Freudian Nightmare of the Night, courtesy of the University of Michigan hockey team.

Your Freudian Nightmare of the Night, courtesy of the University of Michigan hockey team.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

The University of Michigan hockey team performed a skit spoofing The Price is Right at UM's annual Mock Rock charity variety show, which benifits the school's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Warning: this skit features a) A contestant in too short shorts with too high socks, b)  Male hockey players in swimsuits (both male and female kinds) playing Barker's Beauties, and c) Not-so gentle ribbing of former Wolverine quarterback Tate Forcier. Let's all hope that the "Barker's Beauties" didn't suffer any sexual harassment from "Bob" like the real ones (allegedly) did. (And if you want to know more about the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, click here. Or here, if you want to donate some money for the hospital.) (via MGoBlog) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day, but this one's for the ladies.

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day, but this one's for the ladies.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

All the women of America love Jimmer Fredette. Here's the proof. "I didn't care about sports/Until I saw you in your shorts." Inspired writing there. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Someone made a Harvey Updyke t-shirt.

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Someone made a Harvey Updyke t-shirt.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

Call this the least shocking event so far in the Toomer's Corner poisoning case. Some goober is trying to make a buck off it.  It didn't take long before this t-shirt with Harvey Updyke's notorious grill on it showed up online. Just remember not to wear it anywhere around Auburn anytime soon. Like for a couple of decades or so. (via Yahoo! Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: The Toomer's Corner case, UGA, LSU, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: The Toomer's Corner case, UGA, LSU, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

The Toomer's Corner tree poisoning is "a new low." Because Mark Schlabach said so. (ESPN) Welcome to Athens.  Washington Redskins defensive assistant coach Kirk Olivadotti has been hired by Georgia as its new inside linebackers coach. (Athens Banner-Herald) Mr. Robinson leaves the neighborhood. LSU special teams coordinator Joe Robinson is leaving to become defensive line coach at North Carolina. (ESPN) Pay up. Ticket prices for Tennessee home games are going up. (Go Vols Xtra) BASKETBALL Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says that the Tigers' head basketball coach, Trent Johnson is in no danger of getting fired despite a 10-15 record so far this season. (nola.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Arrest made in Toomer's Corner poisoning case.

Arrest made in Toomer's Corner poisoning case.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

An arrest has been made in the poisoning of the oak trees of Toomer's Corner.  "Auburn police said Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, of Dadeville, was arrested at 1:26 a.m. Thursday on a warrant charging him with criminal mischief.  Investigators said his arrest stems from an investigation involving the application of herbicide to the oak trees located at Toomer's Corner in the downtown area." Updyke could face  one to ten years in prison for the criminal mischief charge, which is a Class A felony in Alabama. (via WBRC,  al.com,  Lonely Tailgater) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day.

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

The Jimmer Fredette manlove parade continues. Here's yet another video dedicated to the, uh, "Mormon Chris Paul." There's really nothing much to add to that one. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Alabama puts Walk of Champions under video surveilance.

Alabama puts Walk of Champions under video surveilance.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

Alabama has taken steps to halt the rampant acts of vandalism on the Walk of Champions that might have resulted in the poisoning of the oaks on Toomer's Corner at Auburn. The school has placed the area under video surveillance. Or at least its reminding students and visitors its under surveillance.So just in case somebody decides to let this asinine cycle of vandalism return to the 'Bama campus just remember - Big Al is watching you. (via The Daily Bama Blog) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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