This week a few of the BN College Award Leaders have shot the forefront of the race and are practically tied! But don’t forget, the top SIX finalists of the most interesting and relevant categories are the ones who go to the final judgement round in front of the Real Time Academy. The RT Academy, which includes personalities like Charlie Sheen, MC Hammer and Whitney Port, will choose winners based on relevance and engagement from the most popular and interesting featured categories. One way to get noticed is with a ROCKIN’ campaign video like the one we posted last week from BUCom. What makes a great campaign video? Here’s a look at some past and present ones that stand out:
Ole Miss ShortyAward Campaign Video 2
Mario and Fafa the Groundhog vs. Bieber DJ Campaign Video 3
FAU Owlsley Sports Team & Mascot Campaign Video 1
What did we learn today? Charlie Sheen, music, puppets, and owls are awesome… and if you put a lot of work into your campaign video it shows! Keep it up and tune back in next week for more Shorty Awards updates as we get into the final two weeks of voting.
Vote Now! Voting just opened on Monday and already there’s some intense competition between the top Shorty Award Nominees. So many schools that have awesome social media campaigns aren’t even on the board or only have a few votes so make sure to start getting those votes in! Keep checking back and we will keep you updated with who’s in the lead. Check out our tips to help drive Shorty Award Votes!!!
Check out some clips of last year’s Shorty Awards with winners like Ricky Gervais, Conan O’Brien, Miss USA and Shaquille O’Neill: 2012 Shorty Award Clicks
There are a few changes in the top five as some contenders rose in the ranks and others experienced a slight set-back. As of today, the following are the leading Shorty Award nominees for #BNCollege category:
1st – Northwest Arkansas Community College @NWACC 2nd – University of MS @OleMiss 3rd – Boston University College of Communication @ComUGrad 4th – Eastern Kentucky U @NewsEKU 5th – University of South Carolina @UofSC
Having grown up in New Jersey a mere 20 minutes from where the New York Giants play, it is safe to say that I have Super Bowl fever. As I count down the hours until game time, I realized this was the perfect opportunity to explore the ghosts of my beloved quarterback, Eli Manning’s, alma mater. Without further ado, I bring you the tales of ghosts at Ole Miss.
The University of Mississippi opened its doors in 1844, not long before the start of the Civil War. Consequently, the school’s early history is defined by its students’ participation in the war and the campus’ involvement. Those who were wounded or near death as a result of local battles were housed in the Lyceum, one of the school’s original buildings. It was also where students who served in the war took their classes. To this day, unexplained sounds in the building are attributed to its agonizing past and believed to be caused by “traumatized soldiers returning to the comfort of a happier place.”
Faulkner and Ole Miss shared Oxford, Mississippi as their home for more than 30 years. Though Faulkner did not receive a degree from the university, he took a few classes there and the school later purchased his home, which is now a destination for literature and history-buffs alike. Visitors to the grounds have said a man’s cries can be heard along with unidentified footsteps and mysterious banging. The spookiest part of all is the claim that his writing has appeared on the walls, which is believed to have been written by Faulkner’s ghost. Creepy!
Have you heard of these stories at Ole Miss? Do you know of more freaky tales we should cover? Tell us in the comments below and your story could be featured here!
Homecoming and rivalry games take school spirit—and your tailgate– to a new level. Both ESPN’s Road Warriors and Bleacher Report have their own list of the top 10 college tailgates around the country, taking into account everything from the food to the crowds. Read on for lessons in Tailgating 101 from the apparent pros.
Nearly 100,000 fans turn the Happy Valley into the 3rd largest city in Pennsylvania on tailgate days. The Joe Pa faithful are dedicated to their team and show the same support no matter how the game turns out.
For those that think the food makes the tailgate, making a trip to LSU is definitely worthwhile. Road Warriors mentioned the Cajun-style cuisine while Bleacher Report commented on the abundance of barbecue. LSU tailgaters certainly know how to chow down.
University of Mississippi
Both lists tout the Grove of Ole Miss as an experience and according to Bleacher Report, it begins on Friday nights. Formal attire, a sea of Rebels red and a speed limit reflecting the jersey number of a former player help solidify Ole Miss its deserved place on these extreme tailgating lists.
Do you think your school deserves a spot on these lists? Tell us why your tailgates rock in the comments below.