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February 28th, 2015

Utah Women’s Gymnastics Team: The Greatest Show On Mats

The University of Utah’s women’s gymnastics team has won 10 national championships. They also average just under 15,000 fans at home meets. The New York Times’ John Branch joins Bill Littlefield.

February 21st, 2015

Female Coaches: The Next Title IX Battleground?

There’s been a precipitous drop in the percentage of women’s college sports teams led by female coaches since Title IX was passed in 1972. University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management’s Kristine Newhall joins Karen Given to offer her opinion on inequality in the coaching ranks.

Only A Blog
February 10th, 2015

Iconic Scottish Golf Club Admits First Female Members

One of golf’s most storied institutions is welcoming its first female members. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced Tuesday that seven women are now honorary members of the club, including Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne and golfer Annika Sorenstam.

In The News
February 7th, 2015

From Russia With Cash: WNBA Loses Diana Taurasi For 2015 Season

WNBA star Diana Taurasi will sit out the 2015 season. Why? She’ll make more money by doing that than by playing. espnW’s Kate Fagan joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In Depth
January 31st, 2015

Madison Keys: America’s Next Tennis Star?

At the 2015 Australian Open, 19 year old Madison Keys topped Venus Williams to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. She fell to Serena Williams on Thursday, but the teenager’s future is bright. Sports Illustrated’s Courtney Nguyen joins Bill Littlefield.

Interview
December 27th, 2014

Billie Jean King: 'Fight For Equality And Inclusion For Everyone'

Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes back in the 1973 but in the decades since she’s continued to champion women’s rights. She spoke with OAG’s Karen Given about her advice for college grads, her experience at the Sochi Olympics and the fight for gender equality.

In Depth
December 20th, 2014

Panther Girl: The Wrestler Who Escaped Murder

“It was like the Wild West,” Jeff Maysh says of women’s wrestling in the ’60s and ’70s. Ann Casey, the wrestler known as “Panther Girl,” won the U.S. women’s title after being nearly shot to death in the midst of her star career. Maysh joins Bill Littlefield to share Casey’s story.

Commentary
December 3rd, 2014

Playing Surface Controversy Continues Ahead Of Women’s World Cup

The official draw for groups for the 2015 women’s World Cup is scheduled for Dec. 6. Meanwhile, the dispute over plans to use artificial turf at the competition is ongoing. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.

Featured Book
October 18th, 2014

Biking ‘Mountain To Mountain’ To Improve Lives Of Afghan Women

Shannon Galpin didn’t plan to break cultural norms and ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. But she did, and her new book, “Mountain To Mountain,” recounts her attempt to have a meaningful dialogue about women’s role in Afghan society.

Interview
October 11th, 2014

Dutee Chand: A Woman Banned From Women’s Sports

Female track star Dutee Chand has been banned from competition due to naturally occurring high testosterone levels. Chand is fighting her ban. Juliet Macur of the New York Times recently profiled Chand and joins Bill Littlefield.

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