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Bridget Fonger | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

At 4:55 p.m. today I was covered with sweat, standing at the Post Office mailing a package off to New York. Nothing was going to stop me from mailing ...

This Cheerleading Boot Camp Looks Like It Was Super Hardcore

Posted 11.13.2013 | Women

Bill Horan was a WWII veteran, a former paratrooper and ... a cheerleading coach. He ran cheerleading clinics at universities across the country durin...

Georgia Teen Does 44 Back Handsprings, Attempts Guinness Record

Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

A 16-year-old high school cheerleader did 44 consecutive back handsprings at her school's Homecoming game, believing she'd broken a Guinness World Rec...

WATCH: These College Cheerleaders Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Sports

Leaping, flipping, flying and falling with the grace and precision of sprightly felines, a group of college cheerleaders are taking the Internet by st...

These Portraits Of Retired Cheerleaders Will Put A Smile On Your Face

Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

Welcome to Sun City, Arizona, a town not too far from Phoenix that boasts a population of over 37,000 retired residents living in one place. The incre...

When An 'A' For Effort Means Everything

Parenting.com | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

It's easy to make fun of the A for effort, the trophy for participation, but the fact is, for Schuyler and countless kids just like her, those trophies are the ones that sit on their shelves. And they're not cheap tokens of faint praise, either.

Cheerleader Makes Amazing Front-Flip Half-Court Shot

Posted 02.24.2013 | Sports

Cheerleader Ashlee Arnau usually spends her time on the basketball court raising the spirit of the crowd. On Thursday night, she raised the roof at Wi...

Boys to Men

George Heymont | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Children are full of surprises and, these days, there's no guarantee that a young boy will idolize a football star. Three short films focus on adolescent boys whose development has taken an unexpected turn.

The Manly Origins of Cheerleading

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.02.2013 | Sports
Lisa Wade

You might be surprised to learn that at its inception in the mid-1800s, cheerleading was an all-male sport. Indeed, cheerleading helped launch the political careers of three U.S. Presidents.

Cheerleading Coach Must Register As Sex Offender

Posted 12.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The educational aide and cheerleading coach who gave birth to the child fathered by a teenage student will be placed on a sex offender l...

'Extreme Moms': Woman Has Spent $100K On Cheerleading

Posted 12.12.2012 | TV

"Extreme Moms" premiered on Lifetime, taking a look at the world of competitive cheerleading. In the premiere, viewers met Debbie, who's spent more th...

Teen: Cheerleading Coach Orchestrated Stripping Game At Team Sleepover

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

A Georgia high school cheerleading coach has resigned following allegations that she had team members strip during a sleepover at her house. Accord...

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.

EXCLUSIVE: TLC Tackles Competitive Cheerleading With 'Cheer Perfection'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 06.26.2012 | TV

TLC has tackled infant beauty pageants, extreme couponers and polygamist families, and now the network is going behind the scenes of competitive cheer...

Grandmother Tries Out For Cowboys Cheerleading Squad

Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports

To become a cheerleader for "America's Team" has long been considered among the top gigs for professional cheerleaders across the county. This past Su...

WATCH: Cheerleader Fails

Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports

Don't let the short skirts and the wide smiles fool you, cheerleading is serious business. Between the more acrobatic elements of the sport and the pr...

Girls on Top

George Heymont | Posted 03.20.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

It's been a long time since I enjoyed a new musical quite as much as Bring It On: The Musical, which played San Francisco as part of an extended pre-Broadway tour.

WATCH: Young Cheerleaders Break World Record

Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Talk about bringing it on -- science and cheerleading came together this weekend when Pop Warner and Science Cheerleader combined forces to break the ...

UFC's Dana White on Alcoholic Dad, Donald Trump, the Mob, John McCain & New York

Graham Bensinger | Posted 12.03.2011 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

White discusses why the new deal with Fox Sports means so much to him, his worldwide expansion plans for The Ultimate Fighting Championship and how his aggressive personality has helped the company grow to what it is today.

Tony La Russa's Daughter Forced To Quit Raiderettes

Posted 11.30.2011 | Sports

Statistically, cheerleading is one of the most dangerous sports around. For further proof of this, take the case of Bianca La Russa, a Raiderette ...

The Sparkle Effect: When Everyone Cheers, Everyone Wins

Sarah Cronk | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home
Sarah Cronk

For the past three years, our Spartan Sparkles, whose disabilities range from Down Syndrome to autism, have practiced and cheered alongside the varsity cheerleaders at home football and basketball games to roaring crowds and standing ovations.

Cheer Scandal: Coach Let Non-Student Compete

Daily 49er | Posted 06.21.2011 | College

The Long Beach State Cheer Team forfeited a national title and terminated its coach's contract after a non-student was discovered competing as a membe...

SHOCK: Court Rules High School Cheerleader Is Required To Cheer For Her Alleged Rapist

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, one of the most right-wing courts in the country, sanctioned a former high school cheerleade...

Cheerleading NOT A College Sport, Judge Rules

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

HARTFORD, Conn. — Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ru...

Cheer Coach Gets Probation For Sex With 16-Year-Old Student

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A cheerleading coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student was sentenced to probation Tuesday on a reduced charge. Chris...