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In Depth
April 4th, 2015

Expert Says: Helmets Won’t Reduce Concussions In Girls’ Lacrosse

A new Florida law requires girls’ lacrosse players to wear protective head gear. Concussion expert Dr. Michael O’Brien says helmets won’t reduce concussions — and might have negative effects. O’Brien joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In Depth
April 4th, 2015

Lacrosse Helmets: Good Enough For Boys, Why Aren’t Girls Wearing Them?

Florida is the first state to require girls’ high school lacrosse players to wear protective headgear. Dawn Comstock of the Colorado School of Public Health explains the data behind the move.

Interview
April 4th, 2015

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw On Final Four, Airport Triathlons And Spiders

Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw has led the Fighting Irish back to the Final Four for the fifth straight year. McGraw joins Bill Littlefield to explain how her team stays fit in airport terminals, why the Fighting Irish have overachieved this season and her team’s response to Indiana’s “religious freedom” law.

Interview
March 28th, 2015

30-0 = No. 8 Seed? The Plight Of The Mid-Major In Women’s Hoops

After a 30-0 regular season, the Princeton women’s basketball team received just a No. 8 seed for the NCAA tournament. Princeton coach Courtney Banghart joins Bill Littlefield to explain the challenges mid-majors face in women’s basketball.

Profile
March 21st, 2015

Dressed All In Pink, This Strongwoman Takes On The World

“When people think of strongman they don’t think of women,” says strongwoman Brittany Diamond. Diamond speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given about what it means to be strong.

In Depth
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.

Interview
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.

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