Football players had been graduating from the school with degrees in sociology, without taking actual classes in the department
Things have changed since Cleveland Indians pitching great Bob Feller missed four seasons to serve in World War II
Horse racing once drew huge live crowds. Now attendance is one third of what it was 20 years ago. What happened?
As the U.S. Open wraps up this weekend, a look at a former powerhouse nation that has struggled in recent years
Fifty years ago this week, the U.S. men's track team met with crushing defeat, stoking anxieties about the fate of the country
Independence Day marks a lesser-known milestone: a black boxer won the "fight of the century" exactly 100 years ago, dealing a blow to white supremacy
A dictator, past or present, is apparently the key to winning soccer's biggest competition
Justice Stevens, who retires today, helped shape how our national pastime is governed while on a Congressional committee 59 years ago
Several recent books claim this country is heading for a fall. Maybe the latest World Cup match will prove them wrong.
New Zealand supporters hold signs that could be seen as racially insensitive. Or are they actually a sign of progress?
Pundits may herald the sport's breakthrough in America thanks to this year's World Cup, but a closer look at the evidence suggests otherwise
Advocates of America's favorite pastime praise the sport because of its imperfections. Why not celebrate athleticism?
In honor of April 15th, a look at Joe Louis's battle with the IRS and how taxing policy altered the sport's schedule
He's boosted the sport's TV ratings, but he hasn't done much to increase the number of young people who play the game
As the new season begins, a book about the legendary player comes out. What does it say about the future of the sport?
When the disgraced former New York governor gave up his weekly game, he lost an essential physical release
Should America be celebrating the fact that it "won" the Winter Games? Just ask the 1988 winner: the USSR
How important are athletics in American life? A sports writer uses his first column to argue that they don't signify nearly as much as many pepole think they do