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3 SEC Schools Make Playboy’s “Party School” List

So who do you think knows more about partying?  The folks at Playboy Magazine or the gang at The Princeton Review?

Last month, we told you that the Princetonians listed five Southeastern Conference schools among their top 20 party schools in the nation: Georgia (5th), Florida (6th), Ole Miss (14th), South Carolina (17th) and Tennessee (20th).

This week, Playboy took the wraps off — get it? — their list of the 10 best party schools in the nation.  Three SEC schools made their list:


1.  Virginia

2.  Southern California

3.  Florida

4.  Texas

5.  Wisconsin

6.  Georgia

7.  Vanderbilt

8.  Tulane

9.  TCU  (The administrators at Texas Christian have to love that one.)

10.  Ohio State


In a separate category, Playboy also ranked Texas A&M and Auburn among their top five for “Sporting Life,” which apparently means tailgating and partying before, during and after games.

Congratulations (?) to all those SEC schools who were recognized this year.

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Welcome To The Big 12: TCU Drug Bust Nets Some Footballers

For the past few months, Big 12 officials have been trying to convince the world that they’d actually improved their league by replacing Texas A&M and Missouri (major combined media markets and AAU-member schools) with TCU and West Virginia respectively.  Wonder how happy interim commish Chuck Neinas is today with the news that a major drug bust has resulted in the arrests of 17 students and our Horned Frog football players at Texas Christian?

The six-month sting operation caught students selling marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and prescription drugs.  Yikes.

Ultimately, we’re talking about four members of an 85-man football squad.  It’s 17 students on a campus of 9,500-plus.  And to be honest, this kind of thing could have happened at any institution… including Mizzou, A&M or any other SEC school.

But it didn’t.  It happened at TCU.  It happened on the campus of the Big 12′s shiny, new toy.  It happened at the school that’s supposed to be the perfect replacement — the perfect upgrade! — to Texas A&M.

Nope.  Neinas probably isn’t too pleased to see this story in the day’s news cycle.  Not at all.

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Santos Won’t Attend Arkansas, Will Visit Texas

Tennessee fans received good and bad news on Sunday with the recruitment of linebacker Dalton Santos from Van (Texas) High School.

The Tennessee commit took an official visit to Arkansas this weekend but left making a statement that he won’t sign with the Razorbacks, according to

But Santos will visit Texas this weekend now that the Longhorns have offered Santos a scholarship. Santos’ father, Albert Santos, confirmed the decision to

Santos has also considered Georgia, Texas A&M and Texas Christian.

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Davis Gives Auburn 15 Commitments For 2012

Auburn has received a commitment from cornerback T.J. Davis from Godby High School in Tallahassee, Fla.

Godby coach Ronnie Cottrell confirmed Davis’ commitment to the Tallahassee Democrat.

“He had offers from all over the country, but he chose Auburn,” Cottrell said.

Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame and Texas Christian were teams near the top of the list for Davis.

He’s the second cornerback to commit to Auburn in the last week. The Tigers picked up a commitment from Jonathan Jones from Carrollton (Ga.) High School.

Auburn has 15 commitments for the class of 2012.

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Richardson Becomes Third Signee For New Tennessee Coach

Tennessee has signed basketball prospect Josh Richardson from Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla.

Richardson is a combo guard who plans to enroll at UT in June. He joins point guards Chris Jones and Wes Washpun in the Vols’ 2011 signing class.

“Josh can play multiple positions and he’s a guy who has a real passion for playing defense,” UT coach Cuonzo Martin said in a release.” He has a great work ethic and really attacks the basket offensively. He’s the type of young man we want in this program.”

Richardson also considered Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Penn State and Texas Christian.

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TCU to join Big East

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According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the sick old man of the BCS is about to get a little healthier. Texas Christian, former home of Gamecock AD Eric Hyman, will announce plans to join the Big East at a 2:00 press conference.

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