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Cook State Forest getaway

From time to time my girlfriend and I have opted to enjoy the beginning of the New Year at some woebegone setting several hours away from home. And I think more than anything, we just wanted to take a break from all of the crowds and the hubbub we experienced through the two-holiday month of December.
Those little beginning-of- ... (full story)


New law removes any doubt to legality of fantasy sports in Ohio

By the time Major League Baseball's 2018 spring training wraps up in late March, a new state law placing fantasy sports contests within the regulatory scope of the Ohio Lottery Commission will have become effective.
People who play fantasy baseball or any other fantasy contests shouldn't notice anything remarkable about the chang ... (full story)


Fine dining or fast food? Eating's better in Power Five

Fine dining or fast food? Eating's better in Power Five

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — At Nebraska, athletes dine on specially made entrees such as mahi mahi steaks, bison meatloaf or chicken marsala at the Lewis Training Table.
At Akron, athletic director Larry Williams can only hope his athletes skip the fried stuff at the Robertson Dining Hall buffet and any runs to fast-food restauran ... (full story)


A list of the top sports stories of 2017

A list of the top sports stories of 2017

Colin Kaepernick didn't take a snap in the NFL in 2017, yet he was a big part of the biggest story of the year.
NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, something Kaepernick started a year earlier to bring attention to social injustices, set off a national debate that erupted once President Donald Trump chimed in.
His ... (full story)


Browns owner says finding quarterback is top job for new GM

Browns owner says finding quarterback is top job for new GM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam didn't mince words or waste time. He introduced John Dorsey as the general manager Friday, Dec. 8, then removed any doubt about what must be done.
"The Cleveland Browns are not going to be successful until we get a quarterback," Haslam said. "We're going to look at ... (full story)