Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old at Notre Dame college, fell to his death after 50 mph winds collapsed the hydraulic lift tower where he had been taping the school’s football practice, for which he was a student manager. At least, that’s what the story is so far: the government is investigating the details of the student’s death, as well as to why the Fighting Irish team had been outdoors that day to begin with, when similar weather conditions forced them to practice indoors the day before. More
I arrived home from my trip to visit a massive, football-loving state state school this weekend with what looked like a black eye that could have been the result of being punched in the face, or falling off a bike.
I had previously been of the opinion that partying was the easy part of the collegiate lifestyle. Such perceptions changed when I returned from visiting my friend. Tailgating a football game, or so I learned the hard way, can be a taxing affair for the uninitiated. More
Ria Tessia is our British correspondent. Twice a month, she brings us updates on culture across the pond.
What has been your biggest extravagance to date? We’re generally a little more prudent with our spending in this somewhat uncertain economic climate. Not everyone is being cautious. Next time you think about buying that pair of Louboutin’s that you just can’t afford, don’t feel too guilty. Allow your mind to wander from those coveted shoes to John W. Henry, who is imminently due to spend £300K ($478K) on a single purchase. Money of this kind is small change to Henry, co-founder and principal owner of New England Sports Ventures and parent company of Boston Red Sox baseball team. Granted, Henry is a billionaire and you’re probably, well, not. That does not detract from him using his acute business acumen to spot an investment opportunity (any excuse to shop I say). More
Don’t Know College Football? You Don’t Have to – Here’s a handy guide to some of the more commonly used terms for the game so you can keep up with the boys. Remember “pigskin” refers to the actual skinned pig that the players feast on at half-time. (via CollegeCandy)
The consistent flow of Jessica Alba bikini pictures that was delivered across the net today on a daily basis can make any Alba fan happy and today Jessica did not fail to surprise. Again. Jessica showed up to the beach … More