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  • ANNUAL BIG TEN AWARDS SHOW MONDAY NIGHT

     
    The Big Ten Network will broadcast the fourth annual BTN Awards Show live at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday -- an event that recognizes the best of Big Ten Conference sports in 2010-11. Penn State is represented with four nominees:......
  • Florida State national champion Ngoni Makusha going pro

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Well, I had my first opportunity to hear from Florida State track star Ngoni Makusha earlier Wednesday afternoon, and, as it turns out, it's probably my last chance to hear from him — at least as a student. During a 12:30 p.m....
  • Jesse Owens 1936 Berlin Olympics celebrates 75th anniversary

     
    It was 75 years ago today that Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and shamed Nazi leader Adolph Hitler....
  • FSU sprinter/jumper Ngoni Makusha earns Bowerman Award

     
    Florida State has some new hardware coming soon to Tallahassee. Sprinter and long-jumper Ngoni Makusha on Wednesday night earned collegiate track's highest individual honor when he was given the Bowerman Award at an event in San Antonio, Texas. Named...
  • Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS

     
    Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've been doing some pretty heavy-duty Olympic viewing around Casa de Capitol Ideas these last few days, so as we head into the final furlong before the weekend, it seemed only appropriate to look backward......
  • Jesse Owens family objects to proposed closing of Jesse Owens Community Academy

     
    Story. Jesse Owens was a great and inspirational figure and a wonderful namesake for a school, but sentiment like this should not be part of the debate over school closings. Maybe one of the newly combined schools could drop its......
  • Champion

     
    Between the blog and my column, I've written several times about poet/playwright/composer/educator Edwin Romond of Wind Gap. I'm no poetry expert, but his themes and his words have touched me, over and over. I had the honor of introducing Romond......
  • 10 things you might not know about the Olympics

    10 things you might not know about the Olympics
    On Friday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid or Rio de Janeiro. Here are 10 facts about the five-ring circus: 1. Olympic sites are chosen by secret ballot, so...
  • Part 1: 10 things you might not know about the South Side

    Part 1: 10 things you might not know about the South Side
    1. Why is the South Side neighborhood southeast of Pershing Road and Halsted Street called Canaryville? According to the "Encyclopedia of Chicago," the name may refer to "sparrows who populated the area at the end of the 19th century, feeding off...
  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...