Are Victoria's Secret Models “Athletes”?

(Editor's Note: Is walking a runway in platforms the same athletic achievement as running 26.2 miles? Does an intense regimen of dieting and exercise make a model “athlete”? Are bodybuilders athletes? Does the fact that someone works out hard and diets with the singular focus of manipulating the way they look make them less of an athlete than one who does the same but with the emphasis on performance?...more
Is the act of modeling an athletic event? No. Is engaging in athletic activity being an athlete ...more

Not Just For Wizards: Quidditch World Cup Sweeps Into New York

Think quidditch is a game just for Harry Potter fans? Think again. Quidditch is definitely not for couch potatoes. Or the faint of heart. It may be based on a fictional activity but it combines speed, strength, endurance (along with a bit of mischief) and a caliber of athleticism that rivals any mainstream sport....more
Sorry to nit pick, but I think you mean... 'would have liked to have seen' :)more

Veterans Day Game: UNC, Michigan State Hoop It Up On Deck 11/11/11

The NCAA basketball season tips off tonight in military fashion when top-ranked UNC plays Michigan State on the deck of the super aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in observance of Veterans Day.This  event has been 10 years in the making, concieved by Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis who came up with the idea after he was part of a group of coaches visiting troops in Afghanistan and Iraq....more
Very cool insider look. I am watching the game right now! Go Green! Jenna callherhappy.commore

PSU Scandal Recalls Women's Basketball Controversy

Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, he said Wednesday in a statement. Paterno's move comes in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal a former assistant football coach and the subsequent cover-up by PSU officials....more

Boxing Icon Joe Frazier Dead At 67

Former world heavyweight champion, boxing Hall of Famer, and all-time great legend “Smokin’” Joe Frazier passed away Monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was 67 years old.and diagnosed just five weeks ago.His family released this statement:...more

Outrage: Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Rocks Penn State Football

A major sexual abuse scandal broke this week at Penn State University that has students, parents, sports fans and the general public reeling. How could this happen again? A grand jury alleges that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky preyed on boys he met through a charity he founded for at-risk youth called The Second Mile....more
I just posted on this subject as well. It is a story that happens more than we know and it has ...more

Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado Wins 2011 NYC Marathon in Dramatic Fashion

Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado won the 42nd ING New York Marathon women’s title in two hours, 23 minutes and 15 seconds to edge compatriot Buzunesh Deba by four seconds.Dado, a 27-year-old making her New York Marathon debut, wasn’t a favorite coming into the women’s race but she made a stunning comeback for her first major marathon title. It was the second closest finish in women’s NYC Marathon history....more

UPDATE: Ladies Day at the Breeders Cup

The Breeders Cup, often called  the World Series of horse racing, takes place this weekend at Louisville’s Churchill Downs.  The event features the sport’s largest collection of international thoroughbreds competing in 15 races Friday and Saturday worth a combined $25.5 million.This year, a mare is vying for a place in the record books. And so is a woman....more
Oh. Hah. Right. Today is the 6th, not the 5th! Sorry about that. I spent my whole Saturday in ...more

26.2 Bible Verses For Marathon Running

(Editor's Note: With the NYC Marathon less than a week away, we'll be featuring some of our favorite posts from runners in the BlogHer Network. Whether you're a newbie looking for inspiration, a veteran looking for advanced training trips or a spectator interested in following your favorite runner, check back for posts on Marathon Mania. The first in the series is from Dorothy Beal of Mile Posts and it's one of the most popular posts on her blog....more
Those are some great verses, particularly Philippians 4:13.more

NBA Lockout Lasts Longer than Humphries-Kardashian Marriage

Who could have seen this coming?Back in July, New Jersey Nets power forward Kris Humphries was just another locked-out NBA player. In August, he became a reality TV husband  to Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian....more