| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Tuesday night’s College Football Playoff standings bode well for an easier placement of the ACC’s 11 bowl-eligible teams Sunday, including Virginia Tech.
The key was the CFP selection committee’s ranking the Big Ten’s Michigan...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The ACC failed to win its annual Challenge with the Big Ten for the sixth consecutive year, but led by undefeated Duke, Virginia, Louisville and Miami, there’s much to like about a conference that clearly underperformed last season.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:28 PM
The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money.
Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...
| Dec 8, 2014
The College Football Playoff selection committee got it right Sunday. The teams and seedings. Precisely at 12:45 p.m., as scheduled, complete with the requisite social media outrage.
Two hours later, with a curious about-face on two teams that were idle...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Nine seniors from all six traditional high schools in Township High School District 214 received a perfect score on the ACT test.
Nationally, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students accomplish that.
The students from Buffalo Grove High School are...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Penn State athletics director Sandy Barbour said Tuesday that it's "fitting" for Penn State to play in the Pinstripe Bowl in New York, which Joe Paterno called home.
"The iconic Joe Paterno being from New York certainly is not lost on us." Barbour said....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The man who shot three students in the Florida State University library this morning was identified as Myron De'Shawn May, who graduated from the school before attending Texas Tech University's law school.
Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo at a new...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Students are now returning to the Florida State University campus this morning, after a gunman opened fire in the Stozier Library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early Thursday.
Classes, however, were canceled. An...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The Bay Rivers District has faithfully delivered a high percentage of state field hockey championships over the years, so it's hardly surprising that the league has moved many into the Division I ranks. Even so, it was hard not to be impressed when 10...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:38 AM
FSU players will wear ribbon-shaped helmet decals against Boston College to recognize those impacted by an on-campus shooting from earlier this week.
Saturday’s home game, which starts at 3:33 p.m., will go on as scheduled following a shooting...
| Nov 28, 2014
Three days before this season's opening game, Virginia Tech announced a two-year contract extension for iconic football coach Frank Beamer. The Hokies promptly dismissed William and Mary and, a week later, upset No. 8 Ohio State on the road.