102 More Things to Do Before You Graduate

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual charity event at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. All profits are donated to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. To complete the Krispy Kreme Challenge, participants start at the iconic NC State Belltower on Hillsborough Street, run two miles to the Krispy Kreme store of Raleigh, eat one dozen doughnuts (totaling 2,400 calories and 144 grams of fat), and run back to the Belltower, all under 1 hour. The Krispy Kreme Challenge is not affiliated with the Krispy Kreme company.

It comes in at #85 on the “102 More Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate” by Sports Illustrated (This list was created after their successful 100 Things to Do Before You Graduate).  This list is broken into East, West, South, and Midwest.  The South list is below. 

On the original list, seeing UNC v Duke at Cameron was number one, and that’s definitely on my list.  I would also like to go to the ACC Tournament.  What sporting-related events are on your list?

75. Tell your barkeep you want Ms. Pac-Man back. He can take his Golden Tee and shove it

76. Sneak in to a sold-out game

77. Pull a Kanye and become a College Dropout, if only for a day.

78. Demolish a Duster — or a Durango or a Datsun — at Florida State, where pep rallies involve a jalopy, sledgehammers and tons of angst.

79. Enter or attend Ole Miss’s annual Parade of Beauties, where the winner is crowned, simply, Most Beautiful.

80. Pass-fail courses are passé compared with passport-required courses. Consider one of these study-abroad options.
Swahili Safari, in Tanzania (at Louisiana State)
Studies in Antarctic System Science, in Antarctica (at Michigan State)
Castles, Cathedrals and Courtship in the Middle Ages, across Europe (at Arizona)
An Introduction to Vietnam, in Vietnam (at Oklahoma State)

81. Run through the Power T at a Vols football game. Tennessee fan John Thornton (a rug and doormat supplier by day) coaxed school officials into letting him do as much with a mere $1 million donation … but that was in 1995.

82. Witness greatness up close — attend an Arkansas track or cross-country meet. Sixty-seven-year-old Hogs coach John McDonnell has won more national men’s titles (41) than any other coach. In any sport. At any NCAA level.

83. Spend four crazy days at the ACC basketball tournament, The best coaches and players and the most passionate fans, all under one roof. 

84. Play roller hockey with the most successful women’s soccer coach in NCAA history. North Carolina fútbol guru Anson Dorrance, who’s led the Tar Heels to 18 national titles, plays a spirited game at least twice a week in Chapel Hill.

85. Run the Krispy Kreme Challenge at NC State. The plan: Run from the campus bell tower downhill two miles to the Krispy Kreme store in Raleigh, where each runner would scarf down a dozen glazed doughnuts and then dash back uphill to the tower, in under 60 minutes. 

86. Skip class to catch a live space shuttle launch with the aeronautically-minded students (and instructors) at Daytona Beach’s Embry-Riddle University.

87. Break the SEC’s “no cowbell” rule at Mississippi State. The refs can penalize the team whose fans ring their bells five yards. We’d like to see it. No cowbell? More cowbell!

92. Make like an italian stallion at Tennessee’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon Boxing Tournament. After three SAE titles in as many years, you might think Vols senior Chris Jones (above right) has earned a colorful nom de guerre. “No,” says the 6′2″, 195-pound heavyweight. “Around the SAE house I’m simply The Man.” Jones, who took out his first foe as a freshman in 15 seconds, has an 8-0 career record (six TKOs) in the annual tournament, which is open to any Tennessee student. Here are The Man’s five tips for putting — and keeping — your opponent down.
Develop a killer instinct. “I’m a nice guy, but once I get a glove in the face, I become an ass-whuppin’ machine.”
… And mind-set. “Nobody can stop you. You have to believe that.”
Train, train, train. “Two hours a night for two months. I do 10 rounds of jumping rope (one round is three minutes), five rounds of bag work, five of ring work and finish with abs.”
Work with a roomie. “You’ll want to quit, because it really sucks.
If you train with a roommate, you hold each other accountable.”
Channel your Rage. “Rage Against the Machine’s Bulls on Parade is the last thing I listen to before I go into the ring.”

93. Sit in the eRUPPtion Zone at a Kentucky basketball game and wrap your arms around one of the members of the barbarically garbed Bluehearts. If it’s good enough for Ashley Judd….

94. Get your swamp on at Florida’s annual Gator Growl, the world’s largest homecoming pep rally. Past headliners include laugh riots such as Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld.

95. Be some body at the University of Miami’s Hecht Athletic Center, where you’re bound to spot somebodies such as Alex Rodriguez and Jeremy Shockey pumping iron.

97. Catch a flick between the hedges of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium during “Film on the 50.” Once a year UGA officials play pics like Rudy on the JumboTron.

98. Watch the fanfare pass you by at Clemson’s First Friday Parade, where floats ease on down the road on the eve of the football home opener.

99. Run the ODK Cake Race at Auburn, an annual 2.5-mile footrace in which the winner gets his cake — a real homemade cake, baked by the organizers — and eats it, too. (Translation: a kiss from either the school’s homecoming queen or a male “campus celeb.”)

100. Hijack a P.A. system and yell “Boom goes the dynamite!”

101. Hold a moped race

102. Go to freakin’ class

About Jessica

Mild mannered marketing drone by day. Bucket list adventurer by late afternoon. Having first drafted a list in high school, Jessica's list of things to do before she dies has slowly taken over her life and consumes her thoughts. Because of the list, she has traveled to Mordor, plummeted towards the Earth's surface from 13,000 feet up, cavorted with whale sharks in open water, skinny dipped herself into the Guinness World Book, and cursed the day she was born during the last miles of a Marathon. It's safe to say that if Jessica is doing it, it's on the list.

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