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Pope Francis: honorary Globetrotter

Pope Francis: honorary Globetrotter

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Bruce Jenner: transgender, Republican, Christian

Bruce Jenner: transgender, Republican, Christian

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Pat Williams and 21 Great Leaders

Pat Williams and 21 Great Leaders

Review of the latest book by motivational speaker and NBA Hall of Famer Pat Williams.

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Was football invented in Paraguay?

Was football invented in Paraguay?

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Notre Dame in limelight: four football players suspended

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Notre Dame University is at a crossroads

Notre Dame University is at a crossroads

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R.I.P.: Robert J. Cormier, beloved priest and adventurer

R.I.P.: Robert J. Cormier, beloved priest and adventurer

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Pujols hits a homer but the Washington Post strikes out

Pujols hits a homer but the Washington Post strikes out

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Spanish climber sacrifices life for a friend

Spanish climber sacrifices life for a friend

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Obama tosses the pigskin despite cautionary words

Obama tosses the pigskin despite cautionary words

President Obama said he would not allow his imaginary son to play American football.

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Plucky Michiganders rescue hapless Minnesotans

Plucky Michiganders rescue hapless Minnesotans

A father and son from Albertville MN spent 28 hours in the Michigan wilderness and nearly froze to death. Officers from Michigan's DNR and State police, along with volunteers, managed to rescue the pair of snowmobilers in the Porcupine Mountains.

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NFL fullback B.J. Askew to face felony child support charges

NFL fullback B.J. Askew to face felony child support charges

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Ugly fish: Michigan flathead catfish

Ugly fish: Michigan flathead catfish

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Nike sells insensitive shirts labelled 'Boston Massacre'

Nike sells insensitive shirts labelled 'Boston Massacre'

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Conflicting reports over arrest in Boston bombing

Conflicting reports over arrest in Boston bombing

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Here's to you Jackie Robinson

Here's to you Jackie Robinson

There is a Michigan-connection in the Jackie Robinson story. The ally of the famous ballplayer who integrated the whites-only national past-time, Branch Rickey, had coached at the University of Michigan.

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Three dead at Boston Marathon bombing

Three dead at Boston Marathon bombing

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Notre Dame University and the complexities of sexual assault cases

Notre Dame University and the complexities of sexual assault cases

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All-Star NBA fans shut down Houston Galleria mall

All-Star NBA fans shut down Houston Galleria mall

Police reacted in force as thousands descended on the luxury Galleria Mall to see NBA players and celebrities. The Galleria Mall and Adidas had promoted the event on Twitter.

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U.S. Airman set to climb Mount Everest

U.S. Airman set to climb Mount Everest

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How do you spell defense? N-O-T-R-E  D-A-M-E

How do you spell defense? N-O-T-R-E D-A-M-E

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Lance Armstrong: Live Strong or fade away

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Younger and female athletes need additional recovery time after concussions

Younger and female athletes need additional recovery time after concussions

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Ancient American ball game was a life or death proposition

Ancient American ball game was a life or death proposition

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A Renaissance Michigan Man

A Renaissance Michigan Man

George Jewett was a pioneer, perhaps without knowing it, in 1890s Michigan. Resisting racism, he excelled on the playing field and life.

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Mexican football, politics, and a media mogul

Mexican football, politics, and a media mogul

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The Summer of '68: book review

The Summer of '68: book review

In 1968, there was a lot that changed in the US besides baseball.

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Inside the story of Beren Academy and Texas Assoc. of Private and Parochial Schools

Inside the story of Beren Academy and Texas Assoc. of Private and Parochial Schools

A basketball team from a Jewish high school in Texas faced the probability of being denied a change to compete with Christian and Catholic schools until a great defender came into the picture.

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Undefeated: movie review

Undefeated: movie review

The filmmakers deserve some credit, too, for bravely insisting on the relevance of bravery.

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Muslim militants thwart girl's love of soccer

Muslim militants thwart girl's love of soccer

Muslim militants demanded that the husband of Maymun Muhyadine Mohamed prevent her from playing soccer. When he refused, he was murdered thus beginning the odyessy of the Somalian woman.

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Indiana man charged with assault after beating an elementary school coach

Indiana man charged with assault after beating an elementary school coach

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Has Santorum been mortally 'Pierced'?

Has Santorum been mortally 'Pierced'?

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The Santorum Forum Part VII: Can Rick stop Obama's contraceptive-ism?

The Santorum Forum Part VII: Can Rick stop Obama's contraceptive-ism?

Rick Santorum stuck to his principles in returning home to see his ailing daughter in mid-campaign.

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My silent soul for Rick Santorum

My silent soul for Rick Santorum

Pick Rick Santorum!

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Two Tales of America: Rick Santorum and Joe Paterno

Two Tales of America: Rick Santorum and Joe Paterno

Only in America do legacies - such as Joe Paterno's humanitarian work - evaporate so quickly, as does the memory of Newt Gingrich's infidelities.

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Why I am a Tim Tebow fan

Why I am a Tim Tebow fan

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Hoodwinked Coach Holtz of Notre Dame

Hoodwinked Coach Holtz of Notre Dame

A revered football coach, Lou Holtz of Notre Dame is called to review the game plans of current Notre Dame president, Rev. John Jenkins. This is no time to punt.

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Florida: Evangelical pastors arrested on child sex charges

Florida: Evangelical pastors arrested on child sex charges

Four arrests of Christian pastors in one week on charges of sexual abuse of minors.

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NFL is fumbling with Madonna

NFL is fumbling with Madonna

Catholic League president Bill Donohue warns against an expected appearance by warbling singer Madonna at the coming halftime during Super Bowl XLVI. NFL and NBC are on notice.

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Joe Paterno's legacy matters

Joe Paterno's legacy matters

There are things that we may never know about what happened to Paterno's sense of judgement. Should it overshadow the good in his life?

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Michigan vs. Ohio State: the oldest rivalry in sports

Michigan vs. Ohio State: the oldest rivalry in sports

The roots of the greatest rivalry in sports - Michigan versus Ohio State - actually began off the field, during a contest over real estate that began known as the Battle of Toledo.

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