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Director Greg Whitely has said that cheerleaders are “the toughest athletes I’ve ever filmed.” by

‘Cheer’ Takes an Overlooked Sport Off the Sidelines

The Netflix show about a Corsicana cheerleading squad’s journey to nationals explores an indignity I remember well from my time as a high school dancer: training for intense athletic competitions while being reduced to halftime entertainment.

My nose hovered just centimeters above the scuffed basketball court, legs folded beneath me in a perfect Z, my back flat enough to serve tea on. As a chugging s...Read More

The football field at Baylor University in Waco. by

All the Wrong Moves

In her first book, Jessica Luther challenges the college sports establishment to hold athletes accountable when they commit rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Luther challenges the billion-dollar college sports establishment to hold athletes accountable when they commit rape, sexual assault and domestic violence....Read More

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