A Walk-On Who Made the Team Wants You to Know What It Really Means

Alex Howell was the only freshman in the tunnel that Saturday, his chinstrap so tight it fused his jaw shut, 89,000 people packed into to the last row at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium. Earlier in the week the graduate assistant tapped Howell on the shoulder and asked if he'd like to dress for the game against… » 5/14/11 4:00pm 5/14/11 4:00pm

Taking a Punch Like a Man — Just Not From One

Felice Herrig has taken a punch from a man before. Many. She's also hit back. Hard. She's a mixed martial arts fighter, in a comparatively small population of women professionals, and, like it or not, in many gyms her only sparring partners are men. » 3/19/11 4:00pm 3/19/11 4:00pm

Casey the Bully-Breaking "Zangief Kid" Gets the Street Fighter Remix He…

You may recall Casey Heynes, the chunky kid who was tired of being bullied and became an icon. Now he's immortalized—overmortalized?—in this video that mixes back in all the sound and visual effects we all heard in our mind when we first watched Casey piledrive his bully into the schoolyard concrete. [via Calm Down… » 3/16/11 1:40pm 3/16/11 1:40pm

He's Playing for the Madden Cover — Oh, and a Super Bowl, Too

The cover of Madden NFL is the modern Wheaties box. Every sport has its video game and a cover athlete, but only Madden gets the bar-argument debate over who deserves the front. That begins tomorrow after the clock hits zero in Super Bowl XLV. » 2/05/11 4:00pm 2/05/11 4:00pm

MLB 2K11's New Broadcast View Features Kotaku's Camera Work

As you tour the 30 ballparks of Major League Baseball 2K11, you'll see games there from a center field camera view unique to each stadium. I can vouch for this feature's authenticity - because I did the work behind it. » 1/21/11 6:00pm 1/21/11 6:00pm