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The manhunt for Bigfoot rolls on as one researcher is hoping to prove the creature's existence through DNA testing.

Looking to cut out Taco Bell from your diet as part of your New Year's resolution? Well, too bad, as someone's figured out the recipe to make Doritos Locos Tacos from home. There's no escaping fate, my friends.

Ah, I knew I forgot my suitcase full of lobsters somewhere in Canada! Silly me!

Oh Florida, just when I think you can't get any dumber, you go and shine lasers into police helicopters.

Today in RRS History

2012- Despite a change from the 4-2-5 to a 4-3 defensive scheme, safety prospect Micah Awe was still solid with the Red Raiders.

2010- Defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeil rallied the troops to win the Alamo Bowl and prepared to interview for the Tech head coaching job.

2008 -Frenship QB Seth Doege finished up his last semester in high school and prepared to enroll for spring ball at Tech.

The Other Nine

If the Sooners want to get to A&M QB Johnny Manziel, they'll have to go through NFL 1st round lock Luke Joeckel first. (Carlson/Oklahoman)

OSU capped off their season with a blowout win against Purdue. Here's the year in review on the Cowboys. (Mizell/Oklahoman)

Texas has hired Arizona State running backs coach Larry Porter to the same position. (Riggs/American-Statesman)

Check out this match-up preview for tonight's Fiesta Bowl between K-State and Oregon. (Robinett/Kansas City Star)

After a long road schedule, West Virginia's basketball team will finally get a breath of relief when they return home on Wednesday. (Casazza/Daily Mail)

At the end of the day, it looks like bad plays were the biggest reason for the Mountaineers' pitfalls in 2012. (Casazza/Daily Mail)

Daily Notables

...WWE wrestling announcer Jim Ross turns 61 today. ...American-Australian actor and director Mel Gibson is 57. ...Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett turns 36 today. ...Super Bowl helmet-catch master and former New York Giants receiver David Tyree is 33. ...Oddly enough, two time super bowl winning Giants QB Eli Manning turns 32 today as well. ...Former USC signal caller John David Booty is 28. ...In 1521, Pope Leo X excommunicated Christian revolutionary Martin Luther. ...In 1777, George Washington defeated British general Charles Cornwallis in the Battle of Princeton.  ...In 1823, Stephen F. Austin received a land grant in Texas from Mexico. ...In 1925, Benito Mussolini declared dictatorial power over Italy. ...In 1959, Alaska was admitted as the 49th state of the United States. ...2013 is the first year since 1987 to have four different numbers.

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