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University of Oregon Charges $5 Per Person to Watch Cheerleading Tryouts

The University of Oregon athletic department is completely underwritten by UO alum and Nike president Phil Knight. It’s not like they’re hurting for money. They still came up with a novel approach to fundraising—allowing the general public to watch Ducks’ cheerleading tryouts for $5 apiece.

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Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te’o's Dying Girlfriend Was a Hoax

In early September, Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o—just days after learning of the death of his girlfriend—led the Fighting Irish to an emotional upset of then-#10 Michigan State. However, in one of the most bizarre twists we’ve seen in college football, it now appears that the whole story about a dying girlfriend was a hoax.

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Heisman winner Johnny Manziel leads Texas A&M into the Cotton Bowl.
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This Week’s College Football Bowl Games: What to Watch For

As we come down the homestretch of this college football season, there are lots of great games on tap in the next week. Many of the nation’s top players—including Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel—will be on display for the last time this year.

We will have separate previews of all the BCS games posted soon, but in the meantime, here are the highlights of all the other remaining college bowl games.

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BYU defenders celebrate one of their four fourth quarter turnovers.
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Fourth Quarter Drama Highlights First Week of College Bowl Games

The first week of bowl games is in the books and, while we all know these games are just appetizers for the big games to come, the BCS games will be hard-pressed to match some of the excitement we’ve already seen. Three of the four games this week were decided in the fourth quarter and featured a lot of stellar individual efforts.

Here are all the highlights from the first games of the 2012 bowl season.

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