Watch This OSU Cheerleader Get Nuked In Three Photos

We're not exactly sure how it happened, but here's a great three-photo sequence from photographer Tom Pennington of Ohio State emerging from the tunnel, which we've turned into a GIF I've now watched 50 times. » 1/12/15 9:44pm 1/12/15 9:44pm

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

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

University Of Florida Marketing Dept. Outlaws The Acrobatic Parts Of…

On Tuesday, Jamie Woode, a member of the Orlando Magic cheerleading squad and "stunt team"—that's where they throw you around—fell during a between-quarter routine and landed on her head and neck, fracturing three vertebrae and breaking a rib. It was scary and uncomfortable to see her on the ground in such obvious… » 11/17/12 1:45pm 11/17/12 1:45pm

Joe Biden Loves Cheerleaders

On Friday, Joe Biden met with a bunch of high school and middle school kids in New Hampshire and welcomed them inside the big top. While speaking to the kids, Biden gushed about college cheerleaders and how they are the most impressive athletes around. I don't mention this to open a debate on whether cheerleading is… » 9/24/12 10:30pm 9/24/12 10:30pm

Catholic School Cheerleader Hazing Involved Poopy Lap Dances, Claims…

Reitz Memorial High School, in Evansville, Ind., bills itself as "providing an exceptional educational opportunity," while offering "a Christian community where young people are valued and cherished." The 87-year-old school has a rich sporting tradition—Tigers teams have won numerous state titles in football,… » 8/30/12 10:30am 8/30/12 10:30am

Meet The Man Who Tried Out To Be A Denver Broncos Cheerleader

When Sacha Heppell noticed that the Broncos were holding an open call for new cheerleaders last weekend, he decided to give it a go. Although Denver's cheerleading powers-that-be maintained that the squad is solely for women, that didn't stop Heppell from trying to make history. He was cut after the first round. » 4/17/12 10:05pm 4/17/12 10:05pm

A Norovirus Outbreak Sickened More Than 200 People At The Washington…

A virus better known for causing epidemics on cruise ships is blamed for making 229 attendees of the Washington State Cheerleading Championships sick with vomiting and diarrhea. » 2/11/12 3:15pm 2/11/12 3:15pm

Cheerleading Coach Canned For Working At Hooters

It's time to play Florida or....Florida. Nicole Zivich was relieved from her position as coach of the varsity cheerleading squad at Estero High on November 21st. She said no reason was given for the decision. She does have a theory, though. » 12/10/11 1:00pm 12/10/11 1:00pm

Watch A High School Cheerleader Get Run Over By A High School Football…

Prior to last night's San Luis Obispo/Oxnard high-school football game, one unfortunate cheerleader made the mistake of standing guard near the tunnel though which players charge onto the field. » 9/17/11 10:45am 9/17/11 10:45am

This Week's Florida Youth-Football Fight Involved A Cheerleader, Her…

"Yolanda Jones was the only adult arrested after the fight at JC Turner Field in South St. Petersburg. Jones told police she was trying to protect her cheerleader daughter who had come under attack. The coach, who is also Jones' daughter, said she joined the fight too. 'We started fighting, because that other girl… » 9/07/11 8:00pm 9/07/11 8:00pm

Frivolous Lawsuit Theater: Court Bitchslaps Wannabe Cheerleader

This is a story of how awful high school girls are, and how petty cheerleading politics can be, and how an overbearing stage mom get take this bullshit all the way to a federal appeals court. But mostly it's the story of how satisfying it can be to see justice done, with usually staid jurists writing an opinion that's… » 7/19/11 12:55pm 7/19/11 12:55pm

Parents Of Armless, Legless Aspiring Cheerleader Claim "Scoring Errors"…

If what the Omaha World-Herald says is true, 16-year-old Julia Sullivan "likes to dance [and] wants to get people excited for games." Following those passions, she tried out to join her friends on the cheerleading squad not once, not twice, but three times. » 7/13/11 9:15pm 7/13/11 9:15pm

Chinese Male Cheerleader Has All The Right Moves

A friend tells us that this video is going viral in China, and if it's good enough to bring joy to the faces of 1.3 billion inscrutable Chinese, it's good enough for you lot. » 6/30/11 10:45am 6/30/11 10:45am

U Of Memphis Dance Team Member Goes Apeshit After Winning National…

The University of Memphis hip hop dance team won the Universal Dance Association's college title in January, after this riveting performance at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. When the results were announced, they were excited. Overwhelmingly excited. But YouTube commenter justinkyle09 makes an… » 3/02/11 10:25am 3/02/11 10:25am

Does The World Need Cheerleaders?

The answer, of course, is "Yes." But why should that be so? Do we really need leaders to organize our cheers? Do basket tosses contribute to victory? Or is it that you can see ladies' underwear without being consider pervy? » 9/17/09 4:00pm 9/17/09 4:00pm

Clemson Decides That They Should Use Their Pretty Athletic Girls For As…

Internet meet Kat Majester. Clemson cheerleader, champion pole vaulter, lover of thigh-baring uniforms and seductive leaps. She's apparently worthy of an 18-page photo gallery in the local newspaper. For her athleticism, of course. [Greenville Online] » 5/28/09 3:15pm 5/28/09 3:15pm

Cheerleaders Are Dropping Like Flies, Apparently

It's official: Cheerleading is more dangerous than playing football. At least that's according to the National Centre for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research » 10/06/08 2:15pm 10/06/08 2:15pm, which has studies such things. They say that football has more deaths overall, but cheerleading has more serious injuries. No word on how dangerous it is . Of…

Mom Allegedly Steals Daughter's Identity, Becomes 15-Year-Old…

First, a note: GARRETT GUZMAN, YOU STAY RIGHT OUT OF THIS POST, MISTER. » 9/13/08 6:15pm 9/13/08 6:15pm With that out of the way, let's discuss Miss Wendy Brown of Green Bay, WI. Her 15-year-old daughter lives with Wendy's own mother in Nevada for reasons that will readily become apparent. In an attempt to reclaim her own lost youth, Wendy Brown…