UConn Parade 2015: Route, Date, Time, Live Stream and More

A parade for the UConn women's basketball team after the Huskies win a national championship is becoming about as routine as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. After 10 titles under Geno Auriemma and three in a row, a parade for UConn has become a fairly annual event. This year continued the trend, as UConn defeated Notre Dame in the national championship game, 63-53. The school quickly tweeted details of a victory-lap schedule for Wednesday evening: The school offered more details on its Read more [...]

Your Brain on Pain: The Nolan’s 14 Route

“I think he probably needs to go to the hospital,” I quietly said to our crew in the Blank Cabin parking lot. This was in 2012, and my partner, renowned ultrarunner Jared Campbell, and I had just completed a slog of 58 hours and 58 minutes through Colorado’s Sawatch Mountains. We'd covered about 106 miles, gained more than 44,000 feet in elevation, summited 14 peaks above 14,000 feet, and notched our names as the fifth and sixth athletes to have completed the Nolan’s 14 route Read more [...]

Tour De France 2014: Updated Schedule, Route Map and Critical Stages

The most grueling, difficult sporting event in the world is underway—the Tour de France. No weather delays. No television breaks. Thousands of calories thrown to the wayside and gallons of liquids consumed. All for one fleeting shot at glory on a track that began in London and winds through France and everywhere in between over the course of three weeks. The finisher rate has never cracked 90 percent. Suffice it to say, the 2014 edition of the Tour de France is an unmatched spectacle that the Read more [...]

Tour de France 2014: Stage 2 Route, Live Stream, Predictions, Updated Standings

Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France was dominated by German rider Marcel Kittel. Few could match his late pace, as he powered his way to a fiercely contested victory. But as impressive as Kittel was, the day was dominated by controversy surrounding Englishman Mark Cavendish. He appeared to suffer an apparent shoulder injury caused by a collision near the finish line. Eurosport captured an image of a clearly pained and distraught Cavendish on its Twitter feed: Cavendish's tumble prompted immediate Read more [...]

For Prepaid Cards, Go The EMV Chip Route When You Can

Besides the thieves themselves, the main culprit to emerge from the recent heist of personal information from over 100 million and Neiman Marcus shoppers isn’t human at all. Rather, the unlikely villain is a decades old piece of technology known simply as the magstripe, or magnetic stripe, that graces the backs of billions of credit, debit and prepaid debit cards carried by Americans in their pocketbooks and wallets everyday.  But, there is an alternative on the way, the EMV chip card. Forbes Read more [...]

K2 Route

Weighing less than a pound, K2’s new helmet might set the standard for ventilation and lightweight performance when it hits shelves this fall. The funky looking green Route helmet comes in at 0.7oz, making it the lightest snowsports helmet ever made, according to the company. It also has a lot of ventilation. Fifty-nine vents dot the helmet’s surface, which should keep your head cool without sacrificing structural integrity—and safety. That added breathability is key if you plan Read more [...]