Innovations in the game of hockey: the curved stick and butterfly goaltending

Hockey, like any sport, is a game of innovation, and few advancements have provided such a lasting impact as the curved stick blade and the butterfly style of goaltending. In the 1960s, two popular stars on the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull, supposedly discovered they could shoot a hockey puck harder and with … Continue reading Innovations in the game of hockey: the curved stick and butterfly goaltending

Infographic: Notre Dame is Frozen Four bound

After posting back-to-back comeback victories over Minnesota and UMass Lowell, Notre Dame is headed back to the Frozen Four for the first time since 2011 and the third time in program history. It's a short trip, too: This year's edition of college hockey's national championship weekend is at the United Center in Chicago, home of … Continue reading Infographic: Notre Dame is Frozen Four bound

Craft brewery surge led by Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains

If you’re a craft beer fan, it’s good to live in the northern corners of the country. The Northeast and Pacific Northwest boast the most craft breweries per capita of any other region in the nation. States along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains also fall near the top of the list, according to … Continue reading Craft brewery surge led by Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains

Google Trends: Local campaign reform, bears in schools and some fowl luck

"State Legislatures" and "Campaign Reform" nationwide from Jan. 1, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2016. Notice how the two lines in this trend graph mirror each other pretty closely: When search interest in “state legislatures” increases, Google searches for “campaign reform” also increase at relatively comparable levels. When one adds “national election” as a third term, … Continue reading Google Trends: Local campaign reform, bears in schools and some fowl luck