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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...
  • 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......
  • Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS

     
    Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS...
  • Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
  • Empty lot incubates uncommon film fest

    Empty lot incubates uncommon film fest
    There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11. But...
  • Thousands Wait in Line for Rental Assistance Application

    Thousands Wait in Line for Rental Assistance Application
    Some Dallas County residents were hoping to get their hands on a rental assistance application.  The large crowd formed at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Red Bird.  Applications were handed out two hours early and that caused some chaos, confusion,...
  • City Lites 9th Annual Sports Festival & Health Fair

    Strive for a Healthier YOU City Lites hosts its 9th Annual Inner City Sports Festival and Health Fair. Take advantage of FREE registration for their 23 mile & 5k Bike Tour, 5k Walk, 5k Skateboarding Journey, and 5k Wheelchair Roll. Also, you will find...
  • 10 things you might not know about Olympians

    10 things you might not know about Olympians
    The London Olympics start this week, offering new opportunities for oddities like these: 1 For two Olympians who were the first-ever representative of their countries, dreams turned to "duhs." In 1960, Wym Essajas, from the South American nation of...
  • Leapin' lizards, 'Tailbots' and Iron Man suits

    Leapin' lizards, 'Tailbots' and Iron Man suits
    What do you get when you cross a robot with the tail of a leaping lizard? A "Tailbot." Research published Wednesday in the journal Nature shows how scientists at the University of California, Berkeley developed an active "tail" for a robotic car called...