If You Dislike Pizza Hut, the Big Show, Bill Parcells or GPS, You're Rooting for La Salle Tonight

If You Dislike Pizza Hut, the Big Show, Bill Parcells or GPS, You're Rooting for La Salle Tonight

Chances are that you know very little about Wichita State and not the basketball team, the actual university.

Consequently, we've prepared a fact sheet based mostly off what we found on Wikipedia, the universities' websites, Forbes, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Wichita State University:

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Founded: 1895
Student population: 14,909
In-state tuition: 6,155
Out-of-state tuition: 14,190
SAT average (on the old test): 920
Campus size: 330 acres
Endowment: 170.1 million

Fact from the WSU website: "WSU has the states most-diverse student body with students from around 110 countries," BUT, "around 86 percent are from Kansas and represent nearly every county in the state." County diversity in Middle America is taken very seriously.

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La Salle University:

Location: 20th & Olney (approximately)
Founded: 1863
Student population: 7,554
Comprehensive cost of living on campus: 49,910
Middle 50 SAT range: 880-1090
Campus size: 130 acres
Endowment: 59.5 million

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List of notable alums (non-athletes) Wichita State:
Gary Burrell Founder and CEO, Garmin
Dan and Frank Carney Co-founders, Pizza Hut
Jessica Hughbanks Big Brother 8, cast member
Paul Wight WWE's The Big Show
Bill Parcells

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Lisa of notable alums (non-athletes) La Salle:
Judge Seamus McCaffery Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, czar of Eagles Court
Larry Miller Former president of the Portland Trail Blazers and former president of the Jordan brand (Temple undergrad)
Matthew Quick Author of Silver Linings Playbook
John McShain Builder of the Pentagon, Jefferson Memorial and Kennedy Center
Ralph Garman Voice of assorted characters in Family Guy
Peter Boyle Actor (Young Frankenstein, father on Everybody Loves Raymond)
Gerard and Kate Hathaway Anne's parents
Tom Curley Former President and CEO of the AP
AJ Daulerio Former Editor-in-Chief, Gawker

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Actual basketball stuff to follow later on...

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No one really dislikes GPS but you can get riled up for one night
Wrestlers are athletes
The real Peter Boyle, not Phil Martelli

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

Watch the full video for more.

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.

He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.

It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.

The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."

Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right? 

Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:

And:

And:

After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:

[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.

More to this as we learn it...