Topic: Steve Owens
Chuck Fairbanks dies: As six seasons as coach of the New England Patriots, Chuck Fairbanks won 46 games for New England, a franchise record at the time.
Big 12 Conference: Texas A&M withdrew from the conference earlier this month, upset at rival Texas' $247 million cable television deal with ESPN that does not have to be shared with other conference members.
The International Dark-Sky Association recognized Sark Island, which is about 80 miles off the south coast of England, for the quality of its night sky. Sark thus becomes the latest in a select group of dark sky places around the world, and the first island.