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  1. Team USA Skates Off Unscathed At Roller Derby World Cup

    The 2014 Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas was a celebration of the sport's global boom, but Team USA proved that it's still the toughest team on the block.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  2. Meet The Unconventional Captain Of Team USA Roller Derby

    Andy Frye

    Tracy Akers was into art growing up, not sports, and is only 5-foot-3, but her calm, tactical approach in a rough-and-tumble sport makes her a key for the favored Americans this week in the second Roller Derby World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  3. A Roller Derby World Cup Roster Of Red, White And Bruise

    From the legendary Nicole Williams to a mother of twins, meet the 20 players who will try to defend Team USA's Roller Derby World Cup title this week in Dallas.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  4. Why Stars Are Coming And Going During Roller Derby's Global Boom

    Andy Frye

    With roller derby on a worldwide roll, American Lynn Klas of the London Rollergirls is just one star who has crossed continents and joined a new team for the women's roller derby international championships this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  5. Meet Julie Brandt-Glass, The Usain Bolt Of Roller Derby

    Andy Frye

    The former in-line skating champion transferred her speed to quads, and "Atomatrix" has emerged as one of the world's most feared jammers.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  6. 77-Year-Old Returns to Roller Derby Rink

    D'Arcy Maine

    If you're looking for further proof that Aaliyah was right, look no further than Jeanette Morris of Cardiff, Wales. The 77-year-old was reportedly a successful roller girl in the 1950s and was hoping for one more chance to lace up her skates. Her dau...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. The Designated Player: The Roller Derby Defenses of MLS

    Graham Parker

    A couple of weeks ago I described New York's breakout win over Houston Dynamo, with the caveat that the Red Bulls defense appeared to be built on roller skates. Fast forward to last weekend and it's ROLLER DERBY! EVERYWHERE! For anyone o...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. espnW -- Pioneers of men's roller derby credit women for paving w...

    Andy Frye

    Roller derby stars like Suzy Hotrod and Bonnie Thunders deserve credit for paving the way for men's roller derby, which will stage its inaugural Men's Roller Derby World Cup this weekend, Team USA stars say.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  9. espnW -- Roller derby shows off parity, improvement as Gotham Gir...

    Andy Frye

    Gotham Girls Roller Derby claimed its third straight WFTDA championship, but with better athletes and tighter competition, roller derby - which is no longer just glam and fishnets -- was the big winner.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  10. espnW -- Roller derby enjoying renaissance heading into Womens F...

    Andy Frye

    Roller derby isn't just about crazy player monikers. Heading into this weekend's WFTDA championships, the sport is in the midst of a renaissance and making a real name for itself and its players.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  11. We Went There: East Coast Roller Derby Extravaganza 2013

    Devon Maloney

    Of all the things one should know before attending the annual East Coast Derby Extravaganza, the most frequent piece of advice roller derby players offer newcomers is "Don't forget your swimsuit." Officially, the event, which celebrated its sevent...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  12. Meet ... the LeBron James of roller derby?

    Andy Frye

    If you've never heard of Bonnie Thunders, born Nicole Williams, anyone up to speed on the game of roller derby might call her the LeBron James of the world's fastest-growing sport. But once you've seen Thunders in action, you might decide LeBron Jame...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  13. The Bachelor, Episode 4: Lessons From an Aborted Roller Derby

    Mark Lisanti

    When new enrollees arrive for their first day of Bachelor School (this is, of course, assuming a full matriculation, and not participation in one of the 16 different tiers in our Online Curriculum), they each find a single manila envelope atop their ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  14. Chat rewind: Haley and Steelers offense

    Jamison Hensley

    For those who want a full transcript of the best chat in all of contact sports (we're just ahead of the roller derby one), you just have to click here. Sean (New York): Hey Jamison. Sean here again (Ravens fan) back with a couple questions. Are t...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  15. Roller Derby Championship

    National Roller Derby Championship

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | November 13, 2011
  16. Gotham Girls vs. Oly Rollers for the championship

    Jane McManus

    New York City's Gotham Girls will battle Olympia, Washington's Oly Rollers for all the glory in the championship game on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2011