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America Just Got Its 1st Pizza ATM

How has Europe had this technology for 14 years already?

(Newser) - A newly installed ATM at an Ohio university is doling out the next best thing to money— pizza. The AP reports Xavier University in Cincinnati partnered with a French company to install the first Pizza ATM in North America on Thursday. The company, Paline, says the machine will hold 70... More »

Cornell Bounces Temple

Ivy League records first win since 1998; Xavier eliminates Minnesota

(Newser) - Louis Dale scored 21 points, Ryan Wittman added 20, and No. 12 seed Cornell sent fifth-seeded Temple home with a 78-65 today in Jacksonville in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. With its first win in five trips to the tournament, the Big Red (28-4) recorded the Ivy League's... More »

Pitt, UConn Advance

(Newser) - For Pitt and UConn, it's on to the Elite Eight. Pitt had the tougher fight, edging Xavier 60-55 to reach the regional finals for the first time in 35 years. Levance Fields gave Pitt the lead with a 3-pointer with 50.9 seconds left, then scored off his own steal.... More »

Bishops to Press Obama on Abortion Ban

Catholic leaders re-energize abortion opposition at annual meet

(Newser) - America's Roman Catholic bishops appear to be on a collision course with the Obama administration over abortion, the Chicago Tribune reports. At the bishops’ annual meeting yesterday in Baltimore the group began drafting a statement that will call on the president-elect to outlaw the procedure. The bishops also threatened to... More »

Nation's Most Ridiculous College Mascots

Fuzzy aesthetics gone awry, coming to a field near you this weekend

(Newser) - Granted, managing to create a college mascot whose gigantic foam appendages perfectly straddle the line between ridiculous and comically appropriate is no easy task. That said, the folks at Radar magazine didn't have to dig too deep to discover a batch who utterly obliterate the line. The worst offenders:
  • Evergreen
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No. 5 G'town Survives Early Scare From Old Dominion

No. 10 Michigan State, No. 23 Xavier also win

(Newser) - Early in the first half it looked like No. 5 Georgetown risked losing to Old Dominion for a second consecutive year, but the Hoyas pulled away fairly quickly to earn a 66-48 win. The Monarchs' Gerald Lee had 16 first half points and eight rebounds, but he couldn’t keep... More »

Prez Debate Panel Snubs New Orleans

Big Easy not ready to host, officials say; city backers seethe

(Newser) - New Orleans hasn’t recovered enough from Hurricane Katrina to host a presidential debate next year, officials said yesterday, shooting down a bid that had drawn support from seven candidates. State officials angrily disputed the decision. “They missed an opportunity to help America,” the president of Xavier University,... More »

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