Sports

Interesting College Courses at Sweet 16 Schools

Stacy Conradt

Sweet Sixteen schools are obviously pretty good at basketball (this year, anyway). But they're also pretty good at coming up with interesting classes that have students clamoring to enroll.

Why Do Baseball Managers Wear Uniforms?

Matt Soniak

© Chris Williams/Icon SMI/CorbisBasketball and hockey coaches wear business suits on the sidelines. Football coaches wear team-branded shirts and jackets and often ill-fitting pleated khakis.

2011 in Sports: Bud Shaw's Weird Year in Review

Bud Shaw

© Louis Lopez/NewSport/Corbis Denver quarterback Tim Tebow's pastor reportedly said the reason for the Broncos' success in 2011 wasn't luck or teamwork.

Three More Coaches Who Lied About Their History

Jason Plautz

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Yale football coach Tom Williams, who resigned this week for lying on his resume.

A Brief History of Marbles (Including All That Marble Slang)

Rob Lammle

If you're the type of mibster that has knuckled down with a taw and shot for an aggie duck, then you already know quite a bit about mibs.

Army-Navy: Football's Greatest Rivalry

Andréa Fernandes

I spent the last 3.5 hours watching the 112th Army-Navy game.

Predict Your Kid's Athletic Future (With Science!)

Jill Harness

Parents always wonder what their kid's future will be, but when it comes to potential athletic success, DNA carries some telltale signs.

11 Reasons Athletes Change Their Names

Jason Plautz

Lakers star Ron Artest made waves this summer when he announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace.

The Strangest Soccer Match Ever Played

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

The Grand Slam Single and Other Home Runs That Didn't Count

Jason Plautz

After Nelson Cruz’s dramatic walk-off grand slam on Monday, there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not it was really the first walk-off slam in postseason history.

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