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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Feed the Turtle: U-Md. students start competitive eating club

By Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson

College students have organized clubs for everything. Everything. And here's the latest example: A group of University of Maryland students have started a competitive eating club.

The only problem is, it seems to be the only such collegiate club in the country, and the Terps have yet to find competitors, according to AOL News.

The group started as a joke a couple years ago: A group of friends realized they had tons of credits left on their meal plans that they didn't want to go to waste. "So we'd just buy 20 pizzas and all these chicken fingers and devour it all," founder Keith Solomon told AOL.

Last week the group gained its official club status from the university -- and now they are looking for other schools to start similar teams.

Read the full AOL News story, here.

By Jenna Johnson  | November 30, 2010; 10:52 AM ET
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  University of Maryland  
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