Te'o Tricked By "Sick Joke"?

Was Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o really the victim of a cruel hoax or was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in on it all along? That's just one of the questions being asked today after it was revealed that Te'o had been receiving sympathy over the loss of what appears to have been a fictional girlfriend. He's issued a statement saying he developed an emotional relationship with a woman he met online. He says the two maintained what he thought was an authentic relationship for months via online and phone contact. Te'o was then allegedly duped into thinking the 22-year-old woman was in a serious car accident and later died from leukemia. Deadspin.com reports there is no record that she ever existed. Te'o garnered national media attention for playing through the loss of his grandmother and girlfriend in a 24-hour period in September.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

12 hours 16 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron has made 96 saves through 19-games this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 8 hours ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

THE BLACK & WHITE ISSUES OF FERGUSON - 10/13/2014 - 11:06am
STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am

SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 32 min ago

As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of two seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory.