women’s sports

In The News
April 25th, 2015

In Div. I, Small Gains For Female Athletic Directors

Just 10 percent of athletic directors in Div. I are female, but there have been recent additions at prominent colleges. Is there a bigger change coming? Bill Littlefield speaks with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Frank Fitzpatrick and Princeton Athletic Director Mollie Marcoux.

Featured Book
April 18th, 2015

‘Course Correction’ Details A Title IX Fight, A Naked Protest And An Olympian’s Story

Ginny Gilder fell into rowing at an important moment. The sport gave her an escape from family turmoil, but also thrust her into the fight for female athletes’ rights. Gilder, who won an Olympic medal in 1984, tells her story in “Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX.”

Only A Blog
April 11th, 2015

Commentary: Lauren Hill Made The Most Of Every Day She Had

College basketball player Lauren Hill passed away Friday at age 19, but her message will carry on. Bill Littlefield shares her story.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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