| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The Chicago Tribune's Silver Football, awarded annually to the best in the Big Ten since 1924, pre-dates the Heisman Trophy by 11 years.
Red Grange of Illinois was the first recipient and Jay Berwanger of Chicago won it in 1935, the year he was named the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson, who earned a Nobel Prize for breakthrough research that explained how factors like temperature and pressure lead to sudden transformations of matter, such as boiling water's shift from liquid to vapor, died Saturday in Saco,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ever have that awkward talk with a romantic partner about your sexual history -- about how old you were when you lost your virginity and how many people you've had sex with? Did you tell the truth?
Well, according to an Ohio State University study on...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:49 PM
More than 17% of children considered to be at risk of committing suicide have guns in the home that could make a passing destructive impulse deadly, and between 15% and 30% of those adolescents told researchers they had access to those guns, to bullets,...
| Oct 28, 2012
If there's a ground zero in this presidential campaign, it might just be the parking lot of a downscale shopping center in North Columbus, Ohio, halfway between Papa John's Pizza and Payless Shoes.
Here, in the empty shell of a former Kohl's department...
| Feb 20, 2013
Dating abuse among teenagers has reached alarming levels, and many parents aren't taking the necessary steps to help curb it, experts say.
Amy Bonomi, in conjunction with Seattle's Group Health Research Institute, wrote a new study that surveyed college...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:52 PM
College presidents must take a more personal role in changing campus culture to ensure that more students graduate, a group of higher education leaders meeting in Los Angeles were told Monday. “Presidents focus on the inflow but don’t pay too....
| May 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Evidently not. The Chronicle of HIgher Education has posted a list of the top 100 salaries of public-university presidents (by total compensation package: Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University Park $2,906,721 (1st) Jay Gogue Auburn...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:23 PM
If you thought Pennsylvania was the only site of courtrooom drama this election season, you've another thing coming. From Ohio to Colorado, legal fights over who can vote and the circurmstances under which their ballots are counted are landing in......
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:49 PM
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Hollye Jacobs felt like she lost her health, her breasts and her mind. But when she finished with radiation and started settling in at home, she was hit with another loss: She missed having treatment.
| May 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Dylan Jerrell was having a tough time in kindergarten.
The energetic, outgoing Bigfoot fan was easily frustrated, and he responded to challenges with disruptive meltdowns. He wouldn't hit anyone, but he'd break down and cry or yell at his teachers....