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Daily Dose of Random

Tired of being disappointed with emails promising you the riches of an Arabian prince? Well, the good news is that spam is on the decline.

Turns out that restaurants are tired of everybody making a photo-op out of their meals, too.

South Africans, uh, just thought I should let you know that there are several thousand crocodiles now on the loose in or around your backyards. So, there's that.

Looks like one sheriff decided to be a good Samaritan and allow a few people to slide. Well, I guess it was more than a few.

Today in RRS History

2011- McKeesport, Pennsylvania duo Branden Jackson and Delvon Simmons said that Tech was definitely still in the mix.

2009- 4-star JUCO DT Myles Wade committed to the Red Raiders.

2004 - Safety Darcel McBath planned on taking a visit to Notre Dame, but weather changed those plans.

University & Broadway

Tech's big win over Iowa State could provide a big spark for the rest of the season. (Kosmider/Avalanche-Journal)

The Red Raider women's tennis team is ready to get things started against Rice in Waco this weekend (Torrez/Daily Toreador)

The Other Nine

OU receiver Jaz Reynolds said that his year-long suspension has been a good time for reflection. (Kersey/Oklahoman)

Looking back now, Oklahoma State may have been better off with the old version of Gallagher-Iba Arena. (Tramel/Oklahoman)

Cibolo Steele safety Erik Huhn said that he's definitely still solid with the Longhorns. (Howe/American-Statesman)

Kansas will retire Mario Chalmers' jersey when the Longhorns come to town. (Dodd/Kansas City Star)

It looks like West Virginia and IMG College have come to a deal for the school's third tier media rights. (Casazza/Daily Mail)

Daily Notables

...Blues singer Etta James would've turned 75 today. ...Former Minnesota Viking, Purple People Eater, and defensive end Carl Eller turns 71 today. ...Eagles tight end Brent Celek is 28. ...San Francisco 49ers and all-pro linebacker Patrick Willis is also 28 today. ...Former Texas A&M point guard Acie Law turns 28 as well. ...In 1881, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company. ...In 1919, the League of Nations was founded. ...In 1924, the Winter Olympics opened in Chamonix, France. ...In 1949, the first Emmy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club. In 1955, the Soviet Union ended their state of war withe Germany. ...In 1994, the Clementine space probe was launched. ...Happy Opposite Day! ...Saturn's rings are made up of billions of chunks of ice and rock, ranging in size from a grain of sand to pieces as a large as a house.

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