Dalls Cowboys’ emergency quarterback Jon Kitna will donate his pay to the high school where he’s teaching math.

by Mark Memmott Whether or not you like the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, this news may warm your heart: Jon Kitna, who is coming out of retirement to be the team’s emergency quarterback on Sunday, plans to donate his $53,000 paycheck from the game to the Tacoma, Wash., high school where he now teaches math andContinue reading “Dalls Cowboys’ emergency quarterback Jon Kitna will donate his pay to the high school where he’s teaching math.”

Texas college turns its football field into an organic farm

Six years ago, Michael Sorrell made a decision that threatened his reputation and maybe his job. His tenure as president of Paul Quinn College started in 2007 and, shortly thereafter, he opted to cut football in an effort to save money. The response on campus was not pleasant. “Predictably, we had folks who were, IContinue reading “Texas college turns its football field into an organic farm”

As Dallas hosts Washington on Columbus Day weekend for Sunday Night Football, Washington Redskins state their name is a term of honor and not a racial slur

R-word It’s one of the NFL’s bigger rivalries, the Cowboys vs. the Redskins. And intentional or not, Sunday’s game occurs during Columbus Day weekend, deepening the meaning of a fresh conflict about whether “Redskins” slurs Indians, their leaders say. More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus’ encounter with the natives of the Americas, any enduringContinue reading “As Dallas hosts Washington on Columbus Day weekend for Sunday Night Football, Washington Redskins state their name is a term of honor and not a racial slur”

Former Dallas Cowboys NFL quarterback Jon Kitna finds ‘gold mine’ at his troubled old high school

Before he left the Dallas Cowboys to come home again, Jon Kitna had one request of the two principals who run Lincoln High School: Give me your worst students. The other teachers told him to stop. This was last February and it was going to be hard enough to teach three algebra classes in theContinue reading “Former Dallas Cowboys NFL quarterback Jon Kitna finds ‘gold mine’ at his troubled old high school”