January 13, 2013 |
When No. 15 Ohio State held off a late rally by No. 2 Michigan for a 56-53 victory on Sunday, college basketball had no more unbeaten teams. The first of the last three unbeaten teams to go down was No. 4 Arizona on Thursday night at Oregon, 70-66. Then No. 1 Duke was knocked off, 84-76, at No. 20 North Carolina State on Saturday. On Monday, when the Associated Press releases its weekly poll, there probably will be a new No. 1 team. But who? Well, No. 3 Louisville would be the most likely candidate.
November 28, 2012
Rather than launch a follow-up to Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" live tour, "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones is partially apologizing for his recent comments against the successful CBS sitcom. The 19-year-old actor made headlines Monday after appearing in a testimonial posted by the Forerunner Christian Church in which he labeled the long-running program "filth" and urged people not to watch it - in addition to noting his desire to no longer be part of the series.
May 5, 2012 |
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The tea party upstart who is trying to dislodge one of the U.S. Senate's most respected Republicans is about to cry. Minutes into his stump speech at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner here, as hundreds of Republicans poke at chicken and mini-potatoes, Richard Mourdock chokes up, his voice cracking over the sound system, all the way to the bar at the back of the room. "Honestly, as I look at our nation's capital, I feel more frustrated with Republicans than Democrats," says Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer.
March 19, 2012 |
Taking the pulse of Indiana basketball requires a visit to Nick's English Pub, which is little more than an angrily tossed chair away from the Bloomington campus. People come for three things, manager Pete Mikolaitis said: to talk Hoosiers basketball, eat strombolis and play "sink the biz," a drinking game in which you pour from a 60-ounce pitcher of beer into a glass adrift in a 48-ounce bucket of beer. You sink it, you drink it. "It's been a popular drinking game here for 20 to 30 years, maybe longer," Mikolaitis said.
March 7, 2012 |
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to vote for the 10 best sports movies of all time. And 9,280 ballots later, we unveil your picks. No. 1: "Hoosiers" (1,392 first-place votes, 42,874 points) This is the best sports movie ever made. Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) comes to Hickory, Ind., to coach the high school basketball team. To the people of Hickory, the team, the Hickory Huskers, is more important than life itself. And none of them can understand why Dale, a former big-time college basketball coach, would come to the middle of nowhere to coach.
December 29, 2011 |
Here are some good Bloody Mary mixes to get you started. • Hoosier Momma, not for wimps, this new kid on the block may become the gold standard; available in Southern California only by mail order at http://www.hoosiermomma.com . • Zing Zang, award-winning peppery blend, almost as thick and turbo-charged as Hoosier Momma, and available in most supermarkets and liquor stores. • Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy's, another rich blend. Rule of thumb, if it's red as a firetruck, it's no good.