But It’s Just a Game
Why Can't Anyone Break the Women's Marathon Record?
Paula Radcliffe set the world record in 2003. Since then? No one's come within three minutes of her mark.
Why Sports Leagues Treat Most Offenders With Leniency
There’s a psychological explanation for the weak punishment given to Ray Rice before a video surfaced that made a re-evaluation unavoidable.
Will Football and CTE Give Way to Futból and Do-Re-Mi?
Phasing out football programs as we learn more about their damaging effects on the brain may benefit more than just our minds and bodies.
Yes, NFL Teams Are Terrible at Drafting Players, but Why?
The basic economics of the draft—first-round picks are overvalued; the more players you draft, the better—are well known, but general managers still manage to ignore them. What once might have been an economic issue has become a psychological one.
Running a Marathon Takes Guts, but They Better Behave
The power of dietary rituals on the streets of Boston.
What a Non-Competitive Soccer Game Can Tell Us About America
When the U.S. and Mexico play on American soil, who the home team is depends on the purpose of the game: making money or getting a win.
Northwestern Football Players Win Union Ruling ... So What Now?
Appeals, more lawsuits, and maybe the NCAA looking for a compromise.
March Madness: A Reminder That Stats Can't Tell Us Everything
Also: a reminder that they don't try to.
Does Being a Division I Athlete Lower Your Quality of Life?
According to a number of former varsity athletes at Indiana University, it does. But don't panic just yet: The findings are still very preliminary.