Ohio State, Notre Dame Make GQ List of America's Douchiest Colleges

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the USC Trojans during the college football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Midwest Sports FansAnalyst IAugust 25, 2009

Earlier today, KVB tried to convince everyone that Ohio State and its 102,329-person capacity stadium is the best football stadium in the Big Ten.

Well, guess what? GQ thinks that KVB, Kirk Herbstreit, and the rest of their Buckeye brethren are douches.

In fact, in its list of the 25 Douchiest Colleges in America, Ohio State came in at No. 19, right between other notable instidouchions of higher learning, Morehouse (No.20) and Boston U. (No.18).  

And wouldn’t you know it, the tagline for Buckeye douchiness according to GQ is “The Excessive-School-Pride-Douche.” GQ also says:

"Affectations: Dressing for class each morning as if you were the offensive-line coach; writing prison letters to Maurice Clarett.
Overheard at Buckeye career-building workshop: ”You can put ‘Won a national championship’ on a résumé, right?” 
Most likely to: Suffocate a hapless Boilermakers fan with a giant foam Number One finger, after off-hand comment about how the marching band’s “Script Ohio” wasn’t all that impressive.
Honorable-mention excessive-school-pride institutions: Duke, Michigan, Texas, Penn State, Yeshiva University."

For the record—and this should surprise no one—Indiana did not make list. Purdue, however, somehow escaped GQ’s wrath.  How about the “Wears-Plaid-Every-Day-Douche”…that would have worked.

Other notables on the douchy college list:

  • #25 Virginia
  • #24 Texas
  • #17 Chicago
  • #16 USC
  • #15 Notre Dame
  • #14 Arizona State
  • #13 Georgia
  • #12 Phoenix
  • #10 Colorado
  • #4 Harvard
  • #3 Princeton
  • #2 Duke
  • #1 Brown

* – Kirk Herbstreit photo credit: Year 2


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