| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:32 AM
DRAPER, Utah -- It's tough to pick a mascot these days.
Over the past few years we've seen several instances of schools being pressured to change their mascots because of cultural sensitives like Miami University of Ohio having to go through a 25-year...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Hey mascot lovers, are you ready for this absurdity?
Students from Corner Canyon High School were given a chance to select a future mascot and chose Cougars.
But board members refused the name saying the mascot, Cougars, may offend middle aged women....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Dorian Finney-Smith led Portsmouth's Norcom High to state championships as a junior and senior. He was the two-time Virginia player of the year and competed at the highest levels of summer basketball.
Billy Donovan wanted him. Gary Williams and Bill Self...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Maddening as college football's postseason is, fairness dictates one concession: It's better than it used to be.
Time was when bowls finalized matchups in mid-November. Time was when the champions of the Big Ten, Pacific 12, Big 12 and Southeastern...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:46 PM
SEATTLE — Mike Leach had just gotten the Texas Tech coaching job in 1999 when he and an assistant coach flew from Lubbock down to Odessa to recruit a decorated receiver named Roy Williams.
"Amazing-looking kid," said Manny Matsakis, the former...
| Jun 14, 2011
GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Lonnie Kauppila (Crescenta Valley High, 2008) Stanford baseball, freshman: After having their rally extinguished by the rain on Saturday, Kauppila and the Cardinal...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 10:00 PM
In many ways, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is like any other church choir. It's an all-volunteer organization that rehearses and performs each Sunday morning.
But in many other ways, the choir stands apart from the musical herd. It's one of the biggest...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Virginia Tech’s 70-68 loss to Brigham Young on Wednesday exposed a consistent shortcoming in Seth Greenberg’s program and the primary reason his Hokies have earned only one NCAA tournament bid:
An inability to beat quality non-conference...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:39 AM
Jon Heder grew up watching "The Simpsons" and studied animation in college, so seeing himself animated in Fox's "Napoleon Dynamite" is surreal.
"It is pretty weird," Heder says. "It looks like the character and me and my voice."
Heder has played other...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:34 AM
When you make as many mistakes as I do, it's good to get in the habit of learning from them. Just over four years ago, I made a big one about Mormonism, and I thank the good folks at The Sun for giving me a chance to make it right.
During the 2008...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:40 AM
No cause for widespread panic, Virginia faithful. Back-to-back losses happen, especially on the road, especially in conference and especially when one of the opponents starts an NBA front line.
Not to suggest blissful optimism, either. The Cavaliers&...