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  • On The Fly: Panthers' Rivera, Family OK After Fire

    Things have been going well on the field for the Carolina Panthers, who play the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday in an NFC division playoff game. But off the field, not so much. Quarterback Cam Newton got hurt in a car accident on Dec. 9, injuring his back...
  • U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students

    U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students
    The University of Illinois has proposed a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, part of an effort to woo high-achieving Illinois students who are increasingly leaving the state for less expensive options. The freeze, if approved by...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky worked his way to unlikely stardom

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky worked his way to unlikely stardom
    Before adoring fans called him "The Moose" or "Joe College" or "Frank the Tank," Frank Kaminsky was known simply as "Frankie" or "Little Frank." All year round, Little Frank would tag along with his 6-foot-10 dad to gyms around Chicago to watch "Big...
  • Penn State trustees to debate joining lawsuit against NCAA

    Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees will debate today on whether to join a lawsuit against the NCAA, which sanctioned the university in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. In the midst of a heated exchange over...
  • Following injury, former Penn State running back Zwinak ready for NFL audition

    Following injury, former Penn State running back Zwinak ready for NFL audition
    Zach Zwinak could have gone home when last semester ended. He had been doing some rehab with Penn State's training staff but wasn't practicing, and his family thought the break might do him good. But the running back, who suffered a season-ending...
  • Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'

    At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking...
  • Penn State Trustees butt heads over proposed change to how meetings are called

    UNIVERSITY PARK - In December, nine members of the Penn State board of trustees called a special meeting. Only one other member attended. At Thursday's governance and long-range planning committee meeting, proposals were made to keep that from...
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show

    I wrote about the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, and I noted in there that although I keep a minute-by-minute diary of my activities, I didn’t have space for it in the column. So I’ll share it here.    Just a couple of preliminaries. The Farm...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1995, Bethlehem Catholic's Dan Kendra changes his mind

    FLASHBACK: In 1995, Bethlehem Catholic's Dan Kendra changes his mind
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. January 12 2010—Central Catholic girls coach Mike Kopp becomes the state's all-time winningest high school basketball coach, boys or girls, when...
  • Penn State investing to compete in the Big Ten

    Penn State investing to compete in the Big Ten
    "Make this awesome," James Franklin said of a proposed upgrade to the hydrotherapy room in Penn State's football building. How about "controlled lighting" and "inspirational branding" to set the mood for cold-tub soaks? The Penn State Board of Trustees'...
  • Judge rejects bid by Spanier and aides to throw out perjury case

    Judge rejects bid by Spanier and aides to throw out perjury case
    Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier and two aides had proper legal counsel from a university lawyer when they testified before a grand jury investigating Jerry Sandusky, a judge ruled Wednesday rejecting the men's efforts to have their charges...