As time expired on Penn State’s win over Wisconsin in tonight’s Big Ten championship game, Fox announcer Gus Johnson tried to capture the gravity of the moment—and the Nittany Lions’ first conference title since 2008—but managed to utter some regrettable words about it being a “milestone in the healing process.”
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Another Harvard men’s athletics program has been disciplined for creating and maintaining a spreadsheet used to evaluate sexually their female counterparts; unlike the men’s soccer team, the men’s cross country team cooperated with the investigation, leading to a lighter punishment.
The father of a California high school football player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has tried to defend his son by saying that everything was consensual, as the girl “basically chased my son down.”
Less than a week after one of the Baylor officials directly involved in the sexual assault scandal landed a job, another seemed primed to possibly snag one of his own—until the school in question said “fuck that.”
The University of Oregon’s president has called for an investigation of “free-speech policy violations” by the school’s athletic department—two weeks after department officials threatened to pull credentials from the student newspaper for an article on reported acts of violence by a football player.
To celebrate the holidays, Amazon’s offering a pretty spectacular deal on a few dozen grocery and household essentials: Buy $75, save $25 at checkout.
Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers leads the NFL in receptions and now, apparently, in identity crises. Some questions and non-answers from a conversation with reporters yesterday, as captured by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Spurs are up 2-0 at the half against Swansea thanks to Heung-Min Son’s magic in stoppage time. We told you!
With Manchester City losing 3-1 to Chelsea in stoppage time, Sergio Agüero apparently wasn’t ready to start taking things easy. With just a few minutes left, Agüero lunged for a truly dirty tackle into Chelsea’s David Luiz—which didn’t go over well, and so we got ourselves a fight. Highlights (or, perhaps, lowlights)…
It’s been an odd start to the 2016-17 Premier League campaign for Tottenham Hotspur: Sitting fifth after 13 matches played, Spurs suffered their first defeat just last weekend to a Chelsea side currently playing some of the most dominant football in Europe. Normally, this would not be such a bad position to be in. But…
The man accused of shooting former NFL and USC star Joe McKnight to death in Louisiana in a road rage incident was arrested in 2006 on charges he punched a man multiple times under similar circumstances.
There are tougher ways to earn $20,000, I guess.
Hot off the heels of its $10-off-$25 physical book sale last weekend, Amazon’s now taking $5 off any $15 book purchase (including multiple, cheaper books) with promo code GIFTBOOK, from now until December 5.
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The Miami Heat have mostly been a mess this season. An already janky roster has suffered injuries everywhere, and only a truly monster season from Hassan Whiteside and a few splendid Goran Dragic games have kept the Heat from having perhaps the worst record in the Eastern Conference. Oh, and also James Johnson.
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