News archive from 30 March 2015

Wolff: Media's bad behavior divide

Wolff: Media's bad behavior divide

The battle between established and insurgent media is not just a technological divide. It's also about different rules, standards and behavior. In Britain last week, one of the world's biggest media personalities, Jeremy Clarkson, the irascible,...

 
Duke denies Gonzaga in its Final Four bid

Duke denies Gonzaga in its Final Four bid

HOUSTON – Breaking down No. 1 seed Duke's 66-52 victory against No. 2 seed Gonzaga in the NCAA South Region final at NRG Stadium on Sunday. WHAT WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT: Duke marches on to coach Mike Krzyzewski's 12th Final Four, his first since 2010,...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
Analysis: One word carries Michigan State to Final Four

Analysis: One word carries Michigan State to Final Four

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — At the end of each and every huddle, the Spartan players would break and chant in unison: "Indy." This ritual, this reciting of the name of the Final Four's host city began last summer and extended, eventually, into the fall...

Usa Today, 19:53 in Sport
 
Accident teaches Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney life lesson

Accident teaches Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney life lesson

USA TODAY Sports has assembled a talented team of prospects to chronicle their paths to the NFL draft. Today's entry is from Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney, who had 127 tackles and earned first-team all-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2014 and was a top...

Usa Today, 19:53 in Sport
 
Notre Dame 'emptied the tank tonight,' Mike Brey says

Notre Dame 'emptied the tank tonight,' Mike Brey says

CLEVELAND — Given what Notre Dame was up against, it was hard for Mike Brey to complain too much in the end. Yeah, the Fighting Irish wanted better looks down the stretch instead of the tough isolation plays that Jerian Grant couldn't finish. Of...

Usa Today, 20:26 in Sport
 
Mourners pay their respects to fallen Wis. trooper

Mourners pay their respects to fallen Wis. trooper

Hopper's prints Trevor Casper memorial t-shirts. Portion of proceeds go to the State Patrol Fallen Heros fund. KIEL, Wis. — Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper — killed last week doing the job he had always dreamed of — was remembered Sunday....

 
New York roller coaster mishap briefly strands riders

New York roller coaster mishap briefly strands riders

A roller coaster at New York City's Coney Island amusement park got stuck on the first day of the season, leaving passengers briefly stranded atop the wooden structure. Witnesses tell the Daily News about 24 passengers on the first run of the Cyclone...

 
Armour: Fantastic Four a fitting end to NCAA tournament

Armour: Fantastic Four a fitting end to NCAA tournament

Those Georgia State and UAB upsets were all kinds of fun. Ditto for Wichita State winning the Sunflower State Showdown. While the folks in Philly may not agree, the dumpster fire that was the East Region sums up why March Madness is the best sporting...

Usa Today, 21:24 in Sport
 
Confederate flag causes stir during Diversity Week

Confederate flag causes stir during Diversity Week

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A flag flap has created a stir at Windsor High School during the school's Diversity Week. The rights of students to be able to fly flags of their choosing on school property became a discussion point after a student came to...

 
Boeing to create a forcefield (yes, an actual forcefield)

Boeing to create a forcefield (yes, an actual forcefield)

Star Wars jokes aside, Boeing actually just patented a force field that would use energy to deflect explosions. For real; it's called, "method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc." According to the patent, which was...

 
Aleutian marine protections needed in Arctic before the rush

Aleutian marine protections needed in Arctic before the rush

Recently, there was good news for those concerned about the dangers of shipping to areas of the Aleutian Islands, such as the area where the M/V Selendang Ayu broke apart. The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency responsible...

 
Hundreds march for peace after 4 killed in Indianapolis

Hundreds march for peace after 4 killed in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday morning, a small brown home on North Harding Street was the site of pain and despair. On Sunday, it played host to hope, love and prayer. Hundreds of city leaders, law enforcement officials and residents fed up with violence...

 
Opposition emerges to repeal of daylight saving time in Alaska

Opposition emerges to repeal of daylight saving time in Alaska

JUNEAU -- After sailing through the state Senate, a bill to opt Alaska out of daylight saving time is hitting headwinds as a House committee prepares to hold a hearing on the measure next week. Some of the loudest initial objections to the bill,...

 
Echoes from 2014 US Senate race are heard in Anchorage mayoral race

Echoes from 2014 US Senate race are heard in Anchorage mayoral race

Echoes of the 2014 U.S. Senate election are reverberating in the Anchorage mayoral race, from endorsements to campaign staffers and volunteers. On Thursday, Republican Senate candidates Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell formally endorsed Anchorage...

 
Even after paralysis, Cory Hahn finds purpose in baseball

Even after paralysis, Cory Hahn finds purpose in baseball

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Cory Hahn looks out over the left-field wall, onto the baseball diamond below his Arizona Diamondbacks office, and his mind starts drifting. Maybe one day he'll stop fantasizing of what could have been. But he's too young, and the...

Usa Today, 22:38 in Sport
 
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