Six months ago, Sam Gordon was just your typical nine-year-old. The native of South Jordan, Utah, liked reading and science, and she loved playing sports. But one day last November everything changed. Her father, Brent, posted a highlight video of Sam, with her ponytail sticking out of her helmet, making crazy cuts on the football field as she sprinted past boy after boy in her coed youth league. "I put the video up so that Sam could look back on it in a few years and be able to say, 'Hey, remember when I beat all those boys?' " he says. "I thought it was something she and her friends could enjoy in a few years." More »
Perhaps you've heard: The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are going to play a very important football game next week. Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers, John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens. More »
This weekend the best football players in the country take the field to show the nation what they've got. No, I don't mean the start of the NFL playoffs, though we're looking forward to that, for sure. On Saturday at 1 pm ET, before the NFL Playoffs kickoff, the nation's top High Schoolers will head down to San Antonio to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Adidas gave us a sneak preview of what the new uniforms will look like.
On the pants, compression base layer and numbers, you'll see a subtle camouflage print that we think is pretty cool. The unis and numbers on them are made with light-weight material that makes them weight 30 percent less than the average football jersey. Then on their feet, the players will have the adizero 5-Star 2.0s, which at 6.7 ounces may be the lightest football cleats out there.
In those jerseys there will be football's stars of tomorrow. While many players have already committed to their universities, a few will make their announcement live on air at the game. The 6-4, 225 athletic linebacker, Mike Mitchell from Plano, Texas will pick between Ohio State, Oregon and Texas A&M. Tony Stevens, a 6-4 175-lb wide receiver from Florida will decide whether he'll go to Texas A&M, Ohio State or Florida State. More »
I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been for Madden on the Wii U. Now, the actual game play you are already familiar with. It’s not quite as good as it is on Xbox 360 or PS3, the graphics aren’t as flawless as you might be used to, but it’s not going to ruin the game for you.
No, what I’m going to talk about is the play-calling. Because it’s the most exciting breakthrough Madden has had in… well, maybe ever. You read that right: The new play-calling system is AWESOME.More »
Erin DiMeglio knows how to take a hit. The 18-year-old senior at Florida's South Plantation High School has already suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and dislocated fingers. And that was on the basketball court with South Plantation's girls' varsity team. So in some ways she was well prepared for her next challenge: suiting up for the school's football team. DiMeglio is the third-string quarterback for the South Plantation Paladins, and on August 31, she became what is believed to be the first girl to play QB in a high school game. She took two snaps, handing the ball off both times, in her team's 31–14 win in the season opener. On September 21, she completed her first pass in a regular season game. More »
Last night Austin Rehkow kicked a dramatic 67-yard field goal that easily broke the NFL record of 63 yards. However Rehkow wasn't on an NFL field, he's a high school senior.More »