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  • NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars

    NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars
    On a cloudless, gentle Sunday afternoon in America's newest football palace, fans gathered on a patio behind the San Francisco 49ers bench to compare jewelry and sip margaritas. Ten yards away, helmets collided with a sickening thwack and a giant body...
  • Schneider touched by those who showed up to see his Hall of Fame induction

    Schneider touched by those who showed up to see his Hall of Fame induction
    Northampton High School's recent Hall of Fame ceremony drew a lot of attention because the 1992-93 national championship wrestling team was inducted. But beyond those wrestlers, five exceptional individuals were honored, well deserving of their own...
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, second father'

    Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, second father'
    Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach. Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men's history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and coaching some of the sport's...
  • Sundance 2015: In 'The Hunting Ground,' Jameis Winston's accuser goes public

    Sundance 2015: In 'The Hunting Ground,' Jameis Winston's accuser goes public
    When a group of Oregon football players chanted "No means no" after their Rose Bowl victory over Florida State, an unmistakable taunting reference to the rape accusations against Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston, the moment demonstrated how sexual...
  • Deflategate? Trying To Gain An Edge Isn't Uncommon

    Cheating, getting an edge, pushing the boundaries, skirting the intent of a rule ... it only seems like the Patriots invented the art form. But it has been going on for years. Here's how in various sports, with contributions from Courant staff writers...
  • Make affirmative action colorblind? Front Burner

    Make affirmative action colorblind? Front Burner
    In April, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative in which voters rejected affirmative action at state public universities. The Supreme's 6-2 ruling, however, did not end the debate over the controversial remediation for decades of...
  • Sundance documentary paints a harrowing picture of campus rape

    Sundance documentary paints a harrowing picture of campus rape
    PARK CITY, Utah — The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in "The Hunting Ground," director Kirby Dick's sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the...
  • William Woestendiek dies at 90; former USC journalism school director

    William Woestendiek, an editor who led Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper investigations before ending his career as director of the USC school of journalism, died Friday at a Mesa, Ariz., nursing facility after a long illness, his family said. He was 90....
  • Class a better standard for affirmative action than race

    Class a better standard for affirmative action than race
    The widespread practice of counting race in deciding who gets into college is under legal and political attack. Several states, educating almost one-third of American students, have banned racial preferences at public universities. The U.S. Supreme...
  • Kecoughtan's Tucker brothers get the job done on the mat and in the classroom

    Kecoughtan's Tucker brothers get the job done on the mat and in the classroom
    HAMPTON — They're brothers first and teammates second. But every now and then, Quinton and Kaleb Tucker become opponents on the mat in Kecoughtan High's wrestling room. In terms of savvy and technique, the advantage goes to Quinton, the older...
  • New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies

    New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies
    There is little doctors can do for those suffering serious brain injuries from car crashes, athletics and battle, other than wait and treat the symptoms, but a unique collaboration between those who study mental illness and those who treat the disorders...