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Don't tell Jim Schwartz; the Packers went clay shooting again

GREEN BAY, Wis. – It's a good thing Jim Schwartz is no longer coaching the Detroit Lions. Otherwise, he'd probably take another shot at the Green Bay …


Steve Patterson leaves Texas athletic director post amid fan unrest

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is leaving the Longhorns after two rocky years on the job, pushed out after clashing with fans and donors upset with his aggressive push to raise money for the nation's wealthiest athletic department, a person with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed …

Student Athletes

Jesuit schools thrive in USA ahead of Pope Francis' trip

As he studied for the priesthood in Argentina in the mid-1960s, Jorge Mario Bergoglio followed a tradition that has long been key to members of the Society of Jesus: He served as a teacher — specifically, literature and psychology at a local Catholic high school.<p>Fifty years later, Bergoglio is Pope …

College & University

Gary Richrath, former guitarist for REO Speedwagon, dies at 65

Gary Richrath, a former guitarist for the rock band REO Speedwagon who also co-wrote the group’s hit song “Take It on the Run,” died Sept. 13, according to a publicist for the band. He was 65.<p>Erik Stein confirmed the death but offered no details about the cause or location of death.<p>Gary Dean …