Shannon Eastin and 5 Other Female Referees Who Made History
At an NFL preseason game on Thursday night, history will be made: A woman will be part of an NFL officiating crew for the first time.
10 Biggest First Round Upsets in Recent NCAA Tournament History [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
The annual NCAA Tournament kicks off Tuesday with two games featuring lower seeds vying for a spot in the field of 64.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day was first celebrated on February 2, 1886 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but the legend of the groundhog’s prognosticating prowess was first established a year later. A group of devoted followers went to Gobbler’s Knob to spread word that the little rodent had special powers to determine the length of the winter. If the furry mascot emerges from its cave only to scamper back in withou
Legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno Dies at 85
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, the all-time leader in college football history who was involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, has died at age 85 of lung cancer.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fire Coach Raheem Morris… Oh, and the Rest of the Coaching Staff
What better way to start off the new year than with a ton of firings? Raheem Morris and reportedly all the assistant coaches and coordinators of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were asking themselves this question when they lost their jobs Monday.
Miami Dolphins Fire Head Coach Tony Sparano
Well, Todd Haley isn’t the only coach looking for work now. The Miami Dolphins also fired their head coach, announcing that Tony Sparano (not to be confused with Tony Soprano) is being replaced by defensive backs coach Todd Bowles for the team’s remaining three games this season. The Dolphins sit at 4-9 after starting the season 0-7. In total, Sparano was 29-32 with Miami in his four years there
Crazed Football Fans Injure Themselves Rushing the Field After Oklahoma Win [VIDEO]
Hordes of football enthusiasts took the title of crazed fans to a new level on Saturday. After #3 ranked Oklahoma State took care of #10 Oklahoma 44-10, thousands of fans rushed the field, tearing down goalposts, and leaving 13 people injured, including two in critical condition.
Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]
Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.
Terrell Owens Gets an Offer — From an Arena Football League Team
Terrell Owens is so desperate to get back to football that, trying to make an impression on an NFL team, he held a televised workout on Tuesday. While no NFL teams bit, Owens did get one offer: from the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush, at $400 per week.
Voided Trade of NFL Player Jerome Harrison Led to Brain Tumor Discovery
After being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week, running back Jerome Harrison was undergoing a routine physical when doctors discovered a brain tumor. The discovery both nullified the trade from the Detroit Lions and may have saved Harrison’s life. He reportedly underwent surgery on Friday to remove the tumor.