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What can we learn from Chiney Ogwumike? Use your sport platform to build your career.

In 2014, the truth is most female athletes cannot make a career of playing sports. A few exceptions exist, particularly in tennis and perhaps golf. But for most female athletes, sport careers are short tenured and do not provide the financial means for early retirement. 879 more words

Gender Issues in Sport

I was taken by an editorial that I read in the New York Times this weekend:  The Trouble With Too Much T.  If you didn’t have the chance to see it yourself already, by all means click on the link and read this piece. 706 more words

Elite Sport

The queens of NCAA women's gymnastics

They averaged more fans per home sporting event than the Tennessee women’s basketball team.

And more than their own school’s men’s basketball team.

In fact, they ranked second overall in attendance for any women’s sport. 821 more words

Female Athletes

Female Athletes Still Lagging In Race To Equality

In this post I want to talk about an interesting New York Times article that I read earlier this week. It discusses the state of female athletic programs in college and what that ultimately means for women. 318 more words


Is a sexualized image necessary for female athletes to achieve fame and recognition?

By Julie Hammer

Women’s sport takes the backseat to men’s sport in Australian media. To gain media attention female athletes are portrayed as sex symbols. They pose for sexy photo shots, dress up glamorously for events and are… 664 more words

Women In Sport

DYNASTY? UConn Women Join Men In NCAA Championship Win Over Notre Dame 79-58

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.

The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title. 937 more words

HBCU Sports

The Best Team Is The Support Team

For this post I thought we would take a step back from under the sexism umbrella, and look at some positives for women in the sports industry. 451 more words