Northern Star

The Chin Man

Northern Star File Photo Colin Sullivan balances a chair on his
chin.

Matt Hopkinson

February 15, 2012

Some students get recognized for their academic achievements, some for their athletic performances, and some still for their bizarre abilities.Junior physical education major Colin Sullivan will perform a halftime routine at Thursday's NIU women's basketball game, in which he balances objects on his ...

NIU student Colin Sullivan wins $20K in contest

Colin Sullivan, junior physical education major, balances a chair on his chin in the Campus Life Building Thursday evening. Sullivan recently won a nationwide talent show on

Ryan Griesmeyer

September 23, 2010

After winning a nationwide talent show on "Live with Regis and Kelly," Colin Sullivan, junior physical education major, said his success was all because of the support from others. Sullivan recently spoke with the Northern Star to discuss recently winning the contest. Northern Star: What was the firs...

Sullivan wins $20K and lifetime supply of gum

Colin Sullivan, junior education major, shows off his routine by balancing a water jug on his chin in the Northern Star newsroom.

Ryan Griesmeyer

September 16, 2010

Colin Sullivan, junior physical education major, competed against hundreds of other contestants to win the grand prize of $20,000 and a lifetime supply of Trident gum. After multiple chin balancing acts with bicycles, patio furniture and 6-foot ladders, Sullivan was voted by American viewers as the w...

One man balancing act sets sights on new venue

Colin Sullivan, junior education major, shows off his routine by balancing a water jug on his chin in the Northern Star newsroom.

Ryan Griesmeyer

September 9, 2010

Colin Sullivan, junior physical education major, sent in a video of his Wild and Wacky talent of balancing things on his chin into a contest for the show ‘Live with Regis and Kelly.' After winning his category, he will move on closer to winning the ultimate prize. Q: What is the contest? A: The cont...