Texas head coach Charlie Strong is now, officially, fired. He went 16-21 with the Longhorns, including yesterday’s blowout loss to TCU that saw him at the helm despite a week of brass in Austin telling the press he was a dead man walking.
Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting tonight the Browns are planning to fire head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer—as soon as tomorrow night.
According to a Washington Post memo, managing editor Kevin Merida will become the editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, and a senior VP at ESPN. We reported two weeks ago that Merida was in serious talks for the job. Here’s some advice for Kevin from his predecessor: A leader recognizes leadership and follows.
Big news in sports journalism today. Biiiiiig news. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has accepted the position of Deputy Publisher at The Players’ Tribune, the outlet that cuts out media middlemen and lets pro athletes tell their agents’ brand messaging content directly to fans with no filters.
Florida running back Adam Lane, who won the Birmingham Bowl MVP trophy amidst a pants-shittingly terrific performance, has been granted release to transfer closer to home.
Hey, here's a fun little story. Remember last week when Fox Sports's Katie Nolan went on the BS Report, and she and Bill Simmons kinda coyly reminisced about a failed attempt at bringing her over to Grantland, in the way that people talk about these things on the BS Report, where they don't actually say anything,…
According to a report from Capital New York, Deadspin deputy editor and weird cereal fetishist Tim Marchman will be named the site's editor-in-chief, replacing the departing Tommy Craggs.
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Marquette has hired Steve Wojciechowski as its new men's head basketball coach, a man who is definitely not Shaka Smart.
Today is Dom Cosentino's last at Deadspin. He's headed to NJ.com to cover the New York Jets and spend his days in Florham Park telling people, "No, I swear, I didn't write that post." We try not to be sentimental about goodbyes around these parts, but it's not easy with Dom. He is everything you'd want in a reporter…
Jack Dickey is leaving us for Sports Illustrated, the grown-up version of Sports Illustrated Kids. He'll also be writing weird things for Time.com. We'll miss Jack for reasons too numerous to address here, and if we were the sort of site to get gloppy and sentimental about departures, we'd link to some favorite posts,…
This is our pal Emma Carmichael's last day at Deadspin and Gawker Media. She's leaving us for a site that shall remain nameless for the moment. We're too drunk already to say anything more meaningful than, "Aw, fuck," so please watch this video and please join us in wishing her well. She's the very best, and we'll…
Deadspin has traded managing editor Tom Scocca to Gawker for managing editor Emma Carmichael. The sign-and-trade deal makes Scocca the deputy editor at Gawker, second in command to new editor John Cook, and it returns Carmichael to the franchise where she made her professional journalistic debut.
The Patriots announce earlier this evening that they would be signing rookie DE Anthony Alex Silvestro from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Since the Patriots already had a full roster of 53 men, Silvestro's addition required a corresponding subtraction. The Patriot way.