Fox Sports Has A Message For Imaginary Haters Hating On UFC CEO's Son

The best thing about the relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC is that it works exactly the way you'd expect a relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC to work. This ensures that you can rely on Fox Sports to bring you the UFC content you want and need. Unsure what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta's second-oldest… » 1/22/14 12:54pm 1/22/14 12:54pm

Ridiculously Photogenic Running Back Stars In Impossible Photo

I have no idea how Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel managed to make this face while getting pulled, helmetless, into a dog pile, but I am goddamn impressed that he did. Congratulations, Cam. You are even more photogenic than Ridiculously Photogenic Jiu Jitsu Guy, and you are officially the chillest running back in… » 10/23/13 1:57pm 10/23/13 1:57pm

Skylar Diggins Got A Mercedes From Jay-Z's Sports Agency

Last month, former Notre Dame and soon-to-be WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins became the third athlete to sign with Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z's latest vanity project/sports agency. Yesterday, the people at Roc Nation celebrated Diggins's graduation from Notre Dame by doing exactly what you'd expect an agency that boasts… » 5/20/13 12:40pm 5/20/13 12:40pm

Fat-Guy Quarterback Scores Fat-Guy Two-Point Conversion

Ordinarily we only get to see a fat guy score because of a mistake—an interception at the line of scrimmage, a fumble into the hands of the nearest lineman who rumbles for the endzone—but Notre Dame has provided a game-changer: 340-pound nose tackle Louis Nix. That's him, intentionally lining up as quarterback in this… » 4/20/13 6:07pm 4/20/13 6:07pm

Somebody Took Over Manti Te'o's Old Twitter Account And Is Reviving His…

Just when we thought things on the Manti Te'o/Lennay Kekua front were over, they got weird again. Earlier this month, an unknown individual assumed control of Manti Te'o's deleted Twitter account, recreated its appearance, and started tweeting. The tweets weren't original, though; they were recycled from Te'o's own… » 3/30/13 7:25pm 3/30/13 7:25pm

Manti Te'o Says That If He Were Still Embarrased By The Whole Fake…

Remember when Manti Te'o was boring? I remember half-watching the Heisman ceremony in December and thinking that Te'o seemed like a non-entity—someone who made Collin Klein, a man about whom the most interesting facts are the extra "L" in his first name and that he basically didn't touch his wife before they got… » 2/23/13 3:20pm 2/23/13 3:20pm

Lawyer: Hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Pretended To Be "Lennay" During Phone…

According to his lawyer, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind the Manti Te'o dead-girlfriend hoax, was the person who posed as "Lennay Kekua" during phone calls with the Notre Dame linebacker. Skeptical? Well, don't worry. Tuiasosopo's attorney, Milton Grimes, has a pretty airtight explanation for how his client was able… » 1/24/13 9:41am 1/24/13 9:41am

Report: Tipped Off By Manti Te'o's Agent, ESPN Balked At Publishing Hoax …

ESPN knew something was up about Manti Te'o for six days before our story got published. But just how close did they get to breaking it? The New York Times's Richard Sandomir and Those Guys Have All the Fun co-author Jim Miller posed that question to Vince Doria. » 1/22/13 8:28pm 1/22/13 8:28pm

Lennay And Manti (And Ronaiah): A Love Story In Tweets

A quick primer to help you navigate this document. These are selected tweets from October 2011 to December 2012 for both Lennay Kekua, Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend, and Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend. We also included tweets from other users to Lennay. » 1/21/13 6:00pm 1/21/13 6:00pm

Dead Letters: All The Hate Mail We've Received Since Publishing Our…

Welcome to a special edition of Dead Letters, featuring every angry email that was sent to us in the days since publishing our Manti Te'o story. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your letters. » 1/21/13 3:51pm 1/21/13 3:51pm

Tuiasosopo Family Member Says Ronaiah May Address His Involvement In…

Peter Navy Tuiasosopo, Ronaiah's uncle, spoke to reporters outside Oasis Christian Church, where his brother (Ronaiah's father) is pastor, and told reporters there will be a family meeting later this week to discuss how Ronaiah should address his role in the Lennay Kukua hoax. » 1/21/13 1:36am 1/21/13 1:36am

Manti Te'o's Mom Tried To Convert Lennay Kekua To Mormonism Via Text…

According to USA Today, the latest piecemeal bit to be released in this bizarre saga is the revelation that Ottilia Te'o, Manti's mother, tried to convert Lennay to Mormonism via text message. His family also engaged in bible study with Kekua, via text message, which Te'o alluded to with Jeremy Schaap when discussing… » 1/21/13 12:15am 1/21/13 12:15am

Why Katie Couric's Manti Te'o Interview Will Suck

Lennay Kekua's story tempted the many outlets that wrote about her partly because her death gave Te'o's rise, not in itself particularly moving or dramatic, a dimension of tragedy. It made writing about Te'o easier (by reducing the time a story had to spend on his place in the Notre Dame defense), and it sold. In that… » 1/20/13 3:50pm 1/20/13 3:50pm