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2014-07-07 16:22:34

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Remember when everybody was nervous about the calendar turning to 2000? That feeling describes defensive coordinators in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. South Dakota State senior running back Zach Zenner has set his sights on surpassing 2,000 rushing yards for the third straight season, which has never been done before on the FCS level. He enters the 2014 campaign as one of the favorites to win the 28th Walter Payton Award, and the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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