An Oregon man made history yesterday (Wednesday) by becoming the first person to hike across Antarctica alone and without assistance.
33-year-old Colin O'Brady completed the 930-mile trek, which he dubbed "The Impossible First," in 54 days. His family and friends back home in Portland were able to track his journey as he shared updates and photos on his Instagram page.
Although others have traversed the frozen continent before, O'Brady is the first to do it without using reinforced supplies or kites to propel him forward. He hauled about 375 pounds of gear on a sled along the mostly-uphill hike. A British adventurer named Louis Rudd is currently attempting the same feat is expected to finish in a few days. O'Brady says he is sticking around in Antarctica to celebrate with him. (The New York Times)
Boston College running back A.J. Dillon ran for a touchdown in the first quarter of last night's First Responder Bowl against Boise State, and someday he might be the only one who knows that because by the end of the night, it didn't count.
The game, which was being played in Dallas, had to be stopped moments later due to lightning associated with a strong storm moving across the country. Both teams and their fans had to run for cover until the storm passed, but that never happened. After a 90 minute delay, and with lightning still in the forecast, officials cancelled the game and ruled it a no contest.
It is believed to be the first NCAA bowl game ever cancelled due to weather. The last bowl game to be cancelled was between Hawaii and San Jose State in 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbor. (USA Today)