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Sue Paterno, the widow of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, began an offensive Sunday to reshape the legacy of her former husband, who was fired in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse sex scandal and linked to an attempt to protect the...
Joe Paterno's widow is to give her first interview since the Jerry Sandusky scandal and her husband's subsequent death, appearing on Katie Couric's daytime talk show in an episode scheduled to air Monday. Sue Paterno, who was married to the legendary...
A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday rejected a bid for a new trial by Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach who was convicted of sexually abusing young boys. In a 27-page ruling, Judge John Cleland, who presided over Sandusky’s high-...
This post has been updated and corrected. Please see the notes below.As the Malian military tried to retake the storied city of Timbuktu from Islamic extremists, scholars feared for the fate of ancient artifacts and mosques that testify to its historic grandeur. Timbuktu has been threatened for months: The city was...
Tags: Politics, UNESCO, Libraries, Religion and Belief, Western Africa
The end of this season means there's only a year left of the snaggle-toothed Bowl Championship Series, a cartel dreamed up by Satan that has been infuriating college football fans since 1998. We can't wait for the new four-team playoff starting in 2014...
The Wisconsin Badgers slinked out of Pasadena again Tuesday, defeated for the third straight year in the Rose Bowl. The good news was, by now, they certainly know the backroads out of town. There was distinction in their 20-14 loss, but not the sort for...
Tags: Sports, USC Trojans, Football, Big Ten Conference, Bret Bielema
This is being called a "traditional" Rose Bowl because the football champions of the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences just hit town, went to Disneyland, plan to eat wheelbarrows of prime rib and then play in the sacred Jan.1 post-parade time slot....
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett filed a federal lawsuit against the NCAA on Wednesday, claiming that college sports' governing body "piled on" when it penalized Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. The sanctions included a $60...
If only our collective memories worked a little better, we might recall that facing the new year with a little extra weight is what we did a year ago. And the year before that. Were those extra helpings of whatever it was – can you even remember?...
When a team of academic researchers blended wildfire data with satellite images from the Great Basin, they confirmed what public land managers and ranchers have seen on the ground for years: cheatgrass, an invasive grass accidentally introduced by...
Several college football coaches were fired this weekend, including Auburn's Gene Chizik and North Carolina State's Tom O'Brien. Others remain on the hot seat, such as USC's Lane Kiffin, who was given a vote of approval by Athletic Director Pat Haden...
Tags: Sports, USC Trojans, NFL Draft, Football, Oakland Raiders
A photograph of Penn State sorority members donning sombreros and ponchos has landed the school’s Chi Omega chapter on probation. In the picture, some of the women have fake mustaches festooned to their lips, and one woman is holding a sign that...
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