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College Football 2011 Week 9: Shakeups and Showdowns

Clemson University Paw LogoBy Cabrone D. Brewer

If you were searching for a heavy dose of tricks and treats this Halloween weekend, you didn’t have to look much further than your living room TV.

Six undefeated teams remain in the 2011 season after a frightful week of intense college football action left many schools looking for answers to the season that might have been.

After suffering their first defeat at home in 39 games, No. 11 Oklahoma traveled to Manhattan and decimated previously undefeated No. 10 Kansas State 58-17 on the Wildcats’ home turf.

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones threw for a school-record 505 yards and the Sooners had a season-high 690 yards of total offense against the Big 12’s top defensive unit. Jones and the Sooners started slow, but piled the offensive and defensive pressure on thick in the second half — holding K-State to only 32 yards of total offense after halftime.

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Kirstie Alley’s Education Background

Kirstie Alley is an American actress whose first claim to fame was her role in the television show, Cheers. She starred in several movies after the show left the airwaves, including Look Who’s Talking, and then virtually disappeared from the public eye until 2010 when she created her own reality show, Kirstie Alley’s Big Life. Kirstie had gained quite a bit of weight and the show followed her weight loss journey after her Jenny Craig campaign. Now, Kirstie is set to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in it’s 12th season. EDUinReview will now take a look at Kirstie’s education background and person life.

Kirstie was born on January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas. Her parents are Lillian and Robert Alley, and she has two siblings, Coletter and Craig. Kirstie grew up in Wichita and attended Wichita Southeast High School. During high school, Kirstie was a cheerleader. She graduated high school in 1969 and then attended college at Kansas State University.

After college, Kirstie moved to Los Angeles with dreams of working as an interior designer. When she was in LA, she appeared on the popular game show, Match Game, and won several games. She then appeared on another game show, Password Plus, in 1980.

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Kansas State Nutrition Professor Loses 27 Pounds on Twinkie Diet

College campuses can often be a place where new research is conducted on various relevant topics. In some cases, students are researching for an assignment, or in others, professors are researching for a lesson plan.

One research experiment that is getting a considerable amount of buzz was conducted by Professor Mark Haub of Kansas State University. Professor Haub wanted to prove that losing weight is a matter of burning more calories than you consume, so he went on a special diet that included various sweet treats like Twinkies, nutty bars and powdered donuts. He wanted to prove that all you need to be successful at weight loss is to count your calories and the nutritional content of the food you eat is overshadowed when you properly restrict your calories. Read the rest of this entry »



Kansas State Senior Wins Texting Competition

Image via Kansas State Collegian

Image via Kansas State Collegian

Amanda Mitchem learned it pays to be able to text fast. The senior at Kansas State University won $1,000.00 in the U.S. Cellular Speed Texting Contest at the Kansas state fair this weekend. Mitchem made it through four rounds before claiming her prize. “I was very excited,” she said. “It was a shock.”

The competition is judged on accuracy in addition to speed. Contestants had to text a phrase to a specific number as soon as it appeared on a display.

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