Towson Cheerleaders Suspended For Tamest Hazing Ritual Ever

The Towson University cheerleading squad was suspended for the 2013-2014 season after a hazing incident, the details of which were previously unknown, was reported to school administrators last summer. The hazing got the team suspended for an entire year, so they must have gotten caught doing some pretty crazy shit,… » 6/04/14 10:43am 6/04/14 10:43am

Insane Handbook: Bills Cheerleaders Are Told How To Wash Their Vaginas

There are a few things you need to know if you want to be a successful Buffalo Bills cheerleader. "When menstruating, use a product that [sic] right for your menstrual flow," reads the "General hygiene & lady body maintenance" section of the handbook given to cheerleaders, known as the Jills. "A tampon too big can… » 4/24/14 3:49pm 4/24/14 3:49pm

Suit: Bills Cheerleaders Were Taught How To Wash "Intimate Areas"

Now come five Buffalo Jills, joining the growing list of NFL cheerleaders suing their team for allegedly flouting state and federal employment laws. In many ways, their story shows how standardized these practices have become. But in terms of micromanagement, neither of the other cheerleading teams quite matches… » 4/22/14 5:56pm 4/22/14 5:56pm

Rules For Ben-Gals Cheerleaders: "No Panties," "No Slouching Breasts"

Looks like that Raiderettes lawsuit was just the beginning. Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Alexa Brenneman has filed her own class-action lawsuit against the team for allegedly violating federal employment laws. As with the Raiders and Ravens, the juiciest reading here is the list of rules handed down to cheerleaders,… » 2/13/14 4:21pm 2/13/14 4:21pm

NFL Cheerleading Is A Scam: A Former Ravens Cheerleader Tells All

As a glimpse into the dark side of NFL cheerleading, the recent Raiderettes lawsuit was revelatory, but it didn't quite capture the soup-to-nuts seediness of the enterprise. Thanks to a tipster—a former cheerleader—we've gotten our hands on a copy of the many rules and many regulations the 2009 Baltimore Ravens cheer… » 1/28/14 1:15pm 1/28/14 1:15pm

Here's Every Finable Offense For Raiders Cheerleaders

Lacy T., a Raiderette during the recently completed season, has sued the Oakland Raiders for a slew of shoddy business practices regarding cheerleader pay. The whole suit, which you can read at the bottom of the page, is a glimpse into the many indignities of being an NFL cheerleader (besides the many obvious ones).… » 1/23/14 6:02pm 1/23/14 6:02pm

This Guy Yells At Girls All Day, But It's Cool

In September 1965, LIFE magazine profiled a man named Bill Horan, a World War II vet who spent his days yelling at young women. That's not all he did, though. He also instilled the sort of character traits one might expect from a former paratrooper — tenacity, discipline, resilience — through cheerleading clinics he… » 11/13/13 9:36am 11/13/13 9:36am

Oregon's Cheerleaders Would Like To Haunt Your Dreams Now

Having run out of new color schemes and design tweaks to throw at their football uniforms, the Oregon Ducks have turned their attention toward the team's cheerleaders. The cheerleaders will be wearing custom contacts at this weekend's game against Washington, and oh man are they unsettling. Do not stare at the picture… » 10/11/13 12:46pm 10/11/13 12:46pm