Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu thought he hit rock bottom when Les Miles kicked him off the team last August for failing multiple drug tests.
NEW YORK | Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.
NEW YORK | On a night that could have been the pinnacle in a career that has taken a dizzying, almost vertical, ascent, Manti Te’o almost made history twice.
SOUTH BEND | If Manti Te'o's career at Notre Dame has seemed like something straight out of a Hollywood script, perhaps it is fitting the linebacker is cast as a underdog in the final two scenes of his collegiate career.
GRIFFITH | During Johnny Lattner's appearance at Bridges' Scoreboard Restuarant and Sports Bar on Saturday, a television announcer remarked, "Where will the Heisman Trophy go?"
INDIANAPOLIS | Colts coach Chuck Pagano spent Sunday night and Monday morning sifting through the wreckage of a season-opening blowout.
As I got deeper into the history of the Calumet Region, I came to rely to a certain extent on the work of Jim Lane, an Indiana University Northwest professor, and, to a lesser extent, his colleague Ron Cohen.
NEW YORK | Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.
SAN ANTONIO | NCAA president Mark Emmert on Thursday called for new rules so parents no longer "sell the athletic services" of their children in the wake of backlash following the investigation into Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
NEW YORK | Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy - as if there was any doubt.
Kellen Moore's childhood coaches remember him spending his free time scouring the Internet for any information about offensive game plans.
The father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton said Thursday he will not attend the Heisman Trophy award ceremony because his presence might "rob Cam and the event of a sacred moment."
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