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Day: February 7, 2010

Government to BCS: Watch Yo’self! Maybe.

Ready for a college football playoff system? Yeah, I thought you were. Well, get excited, because according to Inside Higher Ed, it's being...EXPLORED!

The Obama Administration has assured Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, that it is exploring options to deal with concerns raised by Hatch and others about the Bowl Championship Series. Hatch has asked for an antitrust investigation by the Justice Department, and the administration said it is reviewing that request. A letter to Hatch said that the administration also is "exploring other options that might be available to address concerns with the college football post-season."

You may remember that Hatch brought the issue to the table after his state's undefeated Utes absolutely dismantled a heavily favored Alabama team in 2009's Sugar Bowl. Could this be the first definitive example of homerism being for the greater good? We'll see where this "exploration" takes us.

Treasure Other People’s Trash

Nothing beats waking up on a Saturday morning to fight off people to get what you really want. You would know what I am talking about if you went to this yesterday. Trash to Treasure is a great way for the Penn State community to recycle and share what they no longer need. All proceeds made from these sales (one in the Winter and one in the Summer) go to local charities which are supported by the Centre County United Way. The sale itself started at 9 am (people tend to line up in advance) and then the madness ensued. As a good friend of mine put it, "It's like a flea market in here!".

I bet you're wondering what kinds of things were available there. You'll have to read on to find out!

Reader-Submitted Post

Question of the Day: Under or Over?

One of my favorite commercials right now are those toilet paper commercials where they ask the question: under or over? Personally, I'm an over kind-of-guy but it got me wondering what my dear Onward State readers were partial to. So please, tell me:

Do you prefer under or over?

For fun, check out this site for why over is actually better. It's got good pictures an everything.

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