Larry Nassar's Longtime Boss Reportedly Said In 2016 That He Thought Victims Were Lying

William D. Strampel, the longtime boss of convicted pedophile Larry Nassar and former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in 2016 that he didn’t believe the athletes who accused Nassar of sexual abuse, The Wall Street Journal reports. Strampel supervised Nassar for almost 15 years during Nassar’s tenure as MSU’s team […]


FSU starter suspended for 1st half vs. Bama because of 2016 targeting call

There’s quite possibly never been a bigger opening-week college football game than the one Alabama and Florida State will play Sept. 2 at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Every indication is that this’ll be a top-five game by preseason rankings, with a chance that it’s something like No. 1 vs. No. 2. (Alabama might be the […]


NFL picks 2016, Week 17: Experts ready to crown Lions NFC North champs, but just barely

Week 17 is a notoriously difficult week to predict. Teams with no lingering postseason hope line up a smattering of disengaged players, while teams already secure in their playoff standing rest the ones who matter most. But one massive matchup Sunday night will feature two teams emptying their tanks in a de facto playoff game. […]


A Poignant 'Sgt. Pepper'-Style Tribute To The Stars We've Lost in 2016

Inspired by the tumultuous year, the British artist wrote on his Tumblr that “a lot of people speculate that Bowie was actually the glue that was holding the universe together. It’s certainly been a bit different since he tragically passed away.” Barker posted the first version of the image online in November. But he felt compelled to […]


Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee, Hawaii Bowl 2016: Rainbow Warriors get first bowl win since 2006

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Underdog Dynasty and Mountain West Connection have more coverage of Hawaii’s win against the Blue Raiders. Also, head over here for the fully updated bowl season calendar as it fills in, from the New Orleans Bowl through the Rose Bowl. We’ll also add picks, scores, and more to that calendar […]

NBA basketball player Lebron James introduces U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in Cleveland

Athletes Who Inspired Off The Field In 2016

Athletes flexed their muscles off the field on a wide range of social and political issues in 2016. Star players from the NBA, the NFL and women’s soccer showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and eliminating the pay gap between men and women, while the Olympics provided a stage for a marathon […]


Why Travis Rudolph Should Win The 2016 Heisman Trophy For His Selfless Act

On December 10, 2016, some college athlete will be crowned the next Heisman Trophy Winner, the award given to the most outstanding football player. While it will likely go to one of these five players, it should go to someone who wasn’t invited, Florida State University Wide Receiver Travis Rudolph. It’s not that the finalists […]