Indiana University-Bloomington has adopted a new policy denying incoming student-athletes with a history of sexual or domestic violence into its sports programs.
In 1967, 20-year-old Syracuse University student Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. In 2017, 50 years later, she is running the storied marathon again, with the same bib number—261.
I’m going to be honest: choosing a March Madness theme was a little tough this year because we are all feeling... a little more existential than usual. But the complicated tenor of our spirits was exactly how we landed on Childhood vs. Adulthood, resulting in perhaps one of the most joyous brackets we’ve ever had.
Here we are. Can you believe it? Did you, like me, worry we’d be stuck in a never-ending vortex wherein this year simply repeated itself over and over until we all ceased to understand about the very notion of reality? Do you now, actually, want this year to repeat itself in all its monstrous glory so that we never…
Sorry to begin this with a shameless brag, but I’m a great flyer. I’m polite to the flight attendants, respectful of overhead bin space, drink just enough to make me sleepy, and never recline my seat. But even though I’d like to think all airline staffers would gladly give me an five-star rating (if they were allowed…
In late October, the Harvard Crimson exposed a tradition amongst the Harvard men’s soccer team that involved rating the women’s soccer team’s perceived hotness in a shared document. After further investigation suggested the tradition had continued since, Harvard suspended the men’s team for the season. Now the Harvard…
After Hillary Clinton’s final campaign rally on Wednesday at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, she broke out the old 12.9-inch iPad Pro (thank you Gizmodo Reviews Editor Alex Cranz) and enjoyed some sports.
Last week, on the brisk October evening that marked Game 1 of the World Series, I sat at a Brooklyn sports bar inside a galleria and noticed that a man on the field was wearing a suit.
In a surprising upset, Serena Williams lost to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open Thursday night for the second year in a row.
Somewhere deep in the Italian countryside, a group of adults lie in wait, preparing for the Hide-And-Seek World Championship.
It is hard to get women to do things outside of the home. Generally, we prefer to sit and mumble quietly to ourselves, or pickle vegetables in jars of our own menstrual blood. Luckily, New York state has developed a canny method for attracting women to the sport of hunting: allow them to wear pink!
It’s the Year of Simone, a tagline that in another context might be corny, but here is melting all inclinations towards cynicism (dubious news coverage notwithstanding). These two incredible women have made us proud to be freakin’ American despite it all and will provide lessons about talent, tenaciousness, hard work…
A few weeks ago, I looked for former Democratic primary candidate Lincoln Chafee—a dotty, wonderful muskrat who accidentally voted to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act—at the Democratic Convention. I did not find him, eventually discovering that he was in Rio with his daughter Louisa, a Brown graduate who would be braving…
Please Explain is a Rio Olympics series (or maybe just this one post) in which I ask sports experts to explain a sport I am clueless about. Hopefully I will find experts to explain other sports to me.
We may never know the rules of rugby. As far as I can tell, it involves an initial group tussle, followed by some running around, blood, occasional ball tossing, angrily pulling one’s mouth guard in and out, and—of course!—love.
“I’m sorry for wanting to be thorough,” said Team Gawker’s Brendan O’Connor, before failing to place in Monday afternoon’s competition.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are here, and the world’s greatest athletes are ready to show us what they’re made of. If you want to catch all the suspense, drama, and victory, but you don’t have cable, here’s how you can medal in streaming for free.
Perhaps you have noticed that there are photos on the internet of Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry enjoying some beach activities in Italy, and that Orlando Bloom is naked. There are many emotions to feel about this, and I’m sure that, between us, all of them have been felt.
Serena Williams was interviewed by Vogue for the magazine’s “73 Questions” series and, at one point, mentions that someone named “Aubrey.” Could it be Drake?
Nikki Glaser’s Comedy Central show Not Safe usually focuses on the sexual exploits people are shy to talk about openly, but on Tuesday, she dedicated a segment to the subject most universities don’t want to admit is event happening: campus rape.