"In the East, college football is a cultural exercise. On the West Coast, it is a tourist attraction. In the Midwest, it is cannibalism. But in the South, college football is a religion, and Saturday is the holy day."
-- Marino Casem, Memphis native and former head coach at Alabama State, Alcorn State and Southern University
Based on e-mail surveys of 122,000 students at 373 colleges, the University of Georgia has been named by The Princeton Review as the #1 party school in the nation. Having made the list 10 times since the ranking was created 18 years ago, this is the first time that UGA has taken the top spot.
The campus itself, located in the quintessential college town of Athens, is surrounded by nearly 100 bars. Thus parties are not only common, but an accepted part of life, especially during football season when students (among others) begin mingling on Thursday, and often don't stop until Monday morning. In a related story, Brigham Young University -- way out in Utah, somewhere -- topped the list of "Stone-Cold Sober Schools" for the 13th consecutive year. The contrast is mind-boggling.
Listed below are two links I'm posting in recognition of Georgia's most recent accomplishment. Go Dawgs!
(and yes, I at least partially agree with #3)