NO. 1 IN SALES: Even with its football team struggling, North Carolina remains atop the national rankings in one important competition. The school made more money off its merchandise than any other school in the nation, pulling in $3.7-million in royalties on about $90-million in sales in 2003-04, the second best year in the program's history, according to Collegiate Licensing Co., which ranks about 180 institutions. For the fourth straight year, North Carolina was followed by Michigan. Rounding out the top five were Texas, Notre Dame and LSU.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
What player holds the NFL record for most safeties in one game?
"It was a beautiful thing, watching all those tractors leaving the parking lot, heading north."
_ RICHARD OWINGS, a Californian recalling how the Iowa football faithful abandoned Pro Player Stadium when USC beat the Hawkeyes 38-17 in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 2, 2003.
The Rams' Fred Dryer, who had two safeties against Green Bay in 1973. The record for most safeties in a career is three, by former Ram Kevin Greene.