​American Medical Association Officially Declares Cheerleading a Sport

Well it's about damn time. At their annual meeting in Chicago this weekend, the American Medical Association joined the American Academy of Pediatrics in deciding that cheerleading should be considered a sport due to it's "rigors and risks." According to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, cheerleading… » 6/10/14 11:20am 6/10/14 11:20am

Colleges Are Doing A Shitty Job Of Hiring Female Coaches

Over the past 40 years, Title IX has given college women incredible opportunities to participate in organized sports. But curiously/depressingly, as the number of women's teams — and, by extension, opportunity to coach those teams — has grown, the number of female coaches hired continues to shrink. American… » 12/20/13 1:15pm 12/20/13 1:15pm

The Majority of Refs at a College Football Game Tonight Will be Women

If you enjoy college football, or even if you don't, Thursday evening's game between Division II schools Miles College and Lane College will be notable: four female officials will be working their game, a first for an NCAA football game. » 10/24/13 1:30pm 10/24/13 1:30pm

Rutgers Finally Changes School Song Lyrics to Acknowledge Women Exist

In 1972, Rutgers University admitted its first women. Now, forty-one years later, the University has finally gotten around to changing the lyrics of the school's alma mater so it's not all about going to Rutgers and becoming a man because your dad told you to. Uh, yay? I guess? » 9/27/13 4:20pm 9/27/13 4:20pm

Nightmare NCAA Basketball Coach Fired Over ‘No Fat Sluts’ Rule

Last month, Oakland University head women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was mysteriously fired after several years of leading what — from the outside, at least — seemed like a successful collegiate sports program. Now, more than a dozen former players have come forward to reveal that behind the scenes, Francis… » 7/22/13 11:40am 7/22/13 11:40am

College Football Team Facing Sex Crime Charges has ‘Great Chemistry’

Less than a month ago, four players on Vanderbilt's football team were dismissed amid an investigation into alleged sex crimes. And during a press conference yesterday, reflecting an appropriate air of solemnity, players had great things to say about the team's chemistry, and that they hoped that in the future… » 7/19/13 11:10am 7/19/13 11:10am

Pat Summit, Winningest NCAA Basketball Coach of All Time, Possibly…

Pat Summitt, the most victorious NCAA basketball coach of all time, said in an affidavit today that she was forced into retirement after being diagnosed with early-onset dementia. What's interesting is that it previously appeared she'd left the team of her own free will and on good terms — but according to Huffington… » 10/04/12 11:05pm 10/04/12 11:05pm

Just Because Cheerleading Is Hard Doesn't Mean It's a Sport

Two, four, six, eight, to whom do we not allocate? Cheerleaders! At least, that's what the Second US Circuit Court has ruled in a case that pitted women's volleyball against competitive cheerleading. According to the ruling, although cheerleading is physically demanding, it doesn't qualify as a Title IX sport, and… » 8/08/12 11:30am 8/08/12 11:30am

Could Football Head Injuries Turn Retired Players Into Sex Offenders?

Football has long been a source of headache and heartache for fans. But for players, the lingering thrill of victory or agony of defeat isn't the only thing they carry with them for years after they leave the field — long-term brain injuries sustained while playing the sport can lead to early onset dementia,… » 7/24/12 2:00pm 7/24/12 2:00pm

Vanderbilt Football Coach Brags About Only Hiring Assistants Who Have…

Vanderbilt University's head football coach is in hot water for telling a radio host that when he looks to hire assistants, he first looks at their wives, you know, to make sure they're "Division 1 material." I had an inkling that Vandy's decision to hire the pervy kid brother from a John Hughes movie would backfire. » 5/31/12 5:45pm 5/31/12 5:45pm

Baylor Women's Basketball Caps Perfect Season With National Championship

The Baylor University women's basketball team defeated the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish to win the NCAA women's national championship last night, becoming the first basketball team in NCAA history to win 40 games in a season and only the seventh women's team ever to remain unbeaten for an entire season. The victory was… » 4/04/12 1:10pm 4/04/12 1:10pm

How Are You Celebrating Vasectomy Season?

With all the talk of lady contraception, we almost forgot that some guys also take steps to keep from making babies—and it turns out this month is a popular time for dudes to get that vasectomy they've been wanting. You see, there's a little basketball tournament called March Madness happening at the moment, and it… » 3/15/12 11:55pm 3/15/12 11:55pm

Soft-Hearted Dum-Dum Tim Tebow Acts Like a Super Decent Guy Sometimes

Steinbeckian simpleton Tim Tebow is a divisive figure. On one hand, he was in that obnoxious Super Bowl commercial where his mom implied that women who die in chldbirth aren't tough enough, he's really seems to think that God cares about football and he's been known to spend free time "converting" Catholic Filipinos… » 1/17/12 6:30pm 1/17/12 6:30pm

Woman Makes NCAA History By Scoring 2,000th Point

Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga University has become the first NCAA Division 1 basketball player, male or female, to reach 2,000 points and 1,000 assists. Suzie McConnell held the previous record for points by a player with 1,000 assists — she scored 1,897. The closest man is Bobby Hurley, with 1,076 assists and… » 3/28/11 11:40am 3/28/11 11:40am

UConn Reignites Timeworn Basketball Battle Of The Sexes

Last night, the University of Connecticut Women's basketball team won its 89th game in a row, breaking a record set by a men's team. This obviously means that now the Battle of the Sexes Just Got Serious. » 12/22/10 1:05pm 12/22/10 1:05pm

Bump, Set, Spike, Scream

Kansas City, December 18: Penn State players celebrate after winning the second set of their final match against California of the in the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship. Image via AP » 12/19/10 11:56am 12/19/10 11:56am

Sasha Obama Is Distracted By ________

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 27: Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha stand for the National Anthem during a college basketball game between Howard University and Oregon State, which is coached by his Michelle's brother Craig Robinson. (Photo by Getty ) » 11/28/10 12:00pm 11/28/10 12:00pm

Transgender Women's Basketball Player Makes His NCAA Debut

Kye Allums, the NCAA basketball player who made headlines by announcing he was transgender, played his first game as a man on Saturday. Congratulations to Kye, and best of luck to his team. » 11/14/10 6:20pm 11/14/10 6:20pm

Thursday Afternoon Thighlights: The Next Point Is Within Reach

[Hartford, November 10: Connecticut's Samarie Walker blocks a shot by Indiana of Pennsylvania's Brianna Johnson during the second half of an NCAA college exhibition basketball game. Image via AP.] » 11/11/10 4:58pm 11/11/10 4:58pm

The NCAA's First Openly Trans Basketball Player

Kye Allums is about to become the first openly trans person to play NCAA Division 1 basketball. And while his life hasn't always been easy, a lot of people could learn from his story. » 11/02/10 12:12pm 11/02/10 12:12pm