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

8 hours 42 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 32 min ago

Class 4 District 9 at Sullivan...
Girls opening round...
Union vs. Owensville at 6:00
St. Clair vs. Pacific at 7:30

Class 5 District 8 at Washington...
Girls opening round...
Parkway Central vs. Lafayette at 6:00
Boys opening round...
Washington vs. Eureka at 7:30

Class 4 District 8 at Kirksville...
Boys first round...
Warrenton vs. Kirksville at 9:00