In the wake of the Penn State scandal, the university is left with to deal with severe sanctions from the NCAA, which involves a multi-million dollar fine and the vacating of all wins from 1998-2011.
The $60 million dollar fine is one of the largest in recent history and the money will be used to support programs around the nation that assist victims of sexual abuse
"We certainly hope the fine that's being imposed will allow some serious good to be done," NCAA President Mark Emmert said, adding that "no price the NCAA can levy can change or fix the pain of what Sandusky did to victims." more >>
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow may be single, but he knows that his future wife will have qualities similar to his mother and sisters.
The 24-year-old devout Christian athlete spoke to Sheknows.com recently and said his mother Pam and sisters Katie and Christy were the women in his life that any future girlfriends would have to measure up against.
"I have been so blessed with having great role models around me, number one my mom and two great sisters," Tebow said. "It's hard for a lot of girls to measure up." more >>
A teenager was captured on video Friday yelling "Allah hu akbar," God is great in Arabic, while trying to snatch the Olympic torch from a runner as the flame made its way to London for the start of the Summer Games.
It is not the first time bystanders have attempted to snatch the iconic Olympic torch from its carriers, but many observers were quite surprised Friday to witness an unidentified 17-year-old make a lunge for the torch before being tackled by guards alongside the runner. Some were even more confused to hear the young man yell out "God is great!"
According to The Associated Press, the incident occurred as the flame was making its way through the town of Gravesend in the hands of Anna Skora. As seen in the videos below, the teen was successfully tackled before he could disrupt Skora. He was immediately arrested, British media have reported. more >>
In a controversial move Olympic officials will reportedly provide more than 150,000 condoms to athletes at no cost during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The record number of condoms will be provided to thousands of athletes from around the world in a bid to promote safe sex. However, while some athletes have supported the cause, critics believe that the effort by Olympic officials actually goes to promote immoral behavior.
"There's a lot of sex going on," women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo told ESPN. Adding that in extreme cases she has even seen athletes engaging in sex "right out in the open" in the Olympic Village. She shockingly revealed: "On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty." more >>
A Minnesota minor league baseball team will be changing its name as part of an atheist-themed event set to take place in August.
The St. Paul Saints will change their name to "Mr. Paul Aints" as part of "A Night of Unbelievable Fun," which will be sponsored by the American Atheists and Minnesota Atheists organizations.
For the baseball game featured, the Saints will wear different jerseys with the alternate name and the S in Saints will be covered up across the Midway Stadium ballpark. more >>
Seventeen-year-old U.S. Olympic team boxer Claressa Shields prays in her corner of the ring before every fight.
Dubbed by boxing experts as a superstar in the making, Shields was 26-0 before suffering her first loss on her way to qualifying for the Olympics in London.
"When she lost for the first time in her life she prayed very hard," says photographer Sue Jaye Johnson, who is on a film production team along with two others documenting her journey to and at the Olympics. more >>