Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
"This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong," former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people at the Hynes Convention Center, not far from the finish line where three people died and more than 260 others were injured a year ago.
Vice President Joe Biden, who attended the ceremony, said the courage shown by survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy. "You have become the face of America's resolve," he said.
A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive. Three administrators participated in a discussion in Nashville, Tenn., on integrity and the commercialization of college athletics -- Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Beth DeBauche, Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart and former Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe.
Many athletic departments are flush with cash thanks to multi-million dollar TV deals. Now athletes are demanding their fair share. "The landscape as we know it for Division I is going to certainly change in some form or fashion," DeBauche said.
Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids. Robinson's father -- nicknamed "Big Dog" -- was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft.
Todd Hoffner, the coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato announced that he will return to the job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn't easy but that it would help him and his family heal.
Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Johnson was officially released by the Titans on April 7.