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Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preview: the University of California - Berkeley
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 15, 2014 at 6:54pm

This is the third in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.This is Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb's fourth season at the helm of the program, which has been punctuated so far by the Bears' trip to the 2013 Final Four. Bu...more

Comparing Universities' Response to Charges of Sexual Assault -- What a Difference a Year Makes?
by Title IX Blog
posted October 15, 2014 at 9:41am

Last week, the day after he came off the bench to lead the University of Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, quarterback Treon Harris was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus in the early morning of Sunday, October 5.  The ...more

Pac-12 women's basketball preview: the University of Washington
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 13, 2014 at 7:57pm

This is the second in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The Huskies may be poised to see their resilience pay off this season.Hammered by injuries two years ago, and then seeing their coach hired away by Ohio Sta...more

NCAA Soccer – Bracket Projections v3.5
by All White Kit
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:17pm

OK, I’ve decided to streamline the process a bit to eliminate some redundancy. The listed seeded teams are what was before my projected seeded teams, the seed candidates are the remaining RPI Top 25 teams ranked according to results against Top 50 t...more

Women’s College Wrestling Continues Expansion with Five New Teams
by Wombat Sports
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:16pm

Freshman Kiaya Van Scoyoc of Warner Pacific University The extraordinary expansion of women’s wrestling continues this year as five more colleges have added wrestling teams for this coming season. Among them: Eastern Michigan University Life U...more

High school football season cancelled in New Jersey town
by Title IX Blog
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:15pm

There is no Friday night football game tonight in Sayreville, New Jersey. The school board cancelled the season earlier this month after systemic hazing of first-year football players came to light. More details are sure to emerge as an investigation into...more

Learn To Skate With GRO At Exposure 2014
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:52pm

  EXPOSURE is an annual women’s benefit event dedicated to providing female skateboarders an avenue to succeed while at the same time raising money for survivors of domestic violence. EXPOSURE 2014 will take place on Saturday, November 8 at...more

Picking a College as an Elite Athlete
by kalliegregg
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:48pm

             Deciding on a university is a pivotal moment for many young people. Where you want to live, what you want to study, and the community you enter for four (or more) years can define the rest of your life. When...more

Daisha Simmons, Brittany Jack call for more compassion in NCAA's treatment of student-athletes
by Swish Appeal
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:15pm

Reflecting on the recently-resolved controversy, former Alabama teammates Daisha Simmons and Brittany Jack call for NCAA student-athletes to "be treated with more respect, consideration, and dignity". As Daisha Simmons fought valiantly for the ability ...more

Alabama reverses its stance, will grant Daisha Simmons waiver
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:08pm

The University of Alabama says it will support a waiver to allow Daisha Simmons to play at Seton Hall this season, reversing its previous denial:The Simmons situation had prompted criticism of Alabama from media outlets and social media in recent weeks.In...more

The sad story of Daisha Simmons' fight to transfer from Alabama to Seton Hall
by Swish Appeal
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:29pm

As reported by multiple outlets during the NCAA offseason, Alabama has taken a hard-line stance in blocking senior Daisha Simmons from transferring to Seton Hall for family reasons. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said in an interview with Swi...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – WCC
by All White Kit
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:25pm

It has not been the best of years for the WCC. A league used to having a handful of contenders for at-large bids in the NCAA Tournament may get just one if things break the wrong way in league play. The only team that can be confident in their spot righ...more

Idaho star Destiny Slocum verbally commits to Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:47pm

According to multiple reports, Idaho star Destiny Slocum gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday. Under NCAA rules, UW can't confirm any reports. ESPNW has the 5-foot-7 PG ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2016 class...more

NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v1.5
by All White Kit
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:51pm

Seeded 1 – North Carolina – ACC* 2 – UCLA – Pac-12* 3 – Stanford – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Pepperdine – WCC* 6 – Penn State – Big Ten* 7 – South Carolina – SE...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – America East
by All White Kit
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:13pm

America East 145 – UMBC 158 – Hartford 205 – Stony Brook 216 – Maine 219 – Binghamton 220 – New Hampshire 232 – Albany (NY) 253 – UMass-Lowell 264 – Vermont Nothing really unexpected here. Just abou...more

Tiffany Weimer: Keep Your Standard
by Tiffany Weimer
posted September 22, 2014 at 12:58pm

Hi. Did you miss me? Okay. I am going to write a blog now. I currently have some of my club players playing high school soccer (I won’t get into this, but in Connecticut players are not allowed to play club and high school at the same time) and the...more

Nation’s top women's basketball prospect, Asia Durr, commits to Louisville Cardinals
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:11pm

After narrowing her list down to five teams, the nation's top prospect announced that she will be headed to Louisville in 2015. Louisville received a huge commitment today with the verbal pledge of the nation's top prospect, Asia Durr. Durr, the dynam...more

NCAA cites UConn for recruiting violation because Geno Auriemma called Mo'ne Davis
by Swish Appeal
posted September 5, 2014 at 10:20am

I don't know where to start. The NCAA has determined that the University of Connecticut committed a secondary rules violation because of a phone call between women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma and Mo'ne Davis, a pitcher for a Philadelphia-base...more

Title IX, sexual assault and high schools
by Title IX Blog
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:25pm

While the stories we have heard from college students across the country about sexual assault and sexually hostile climates on their campuses are shocking, these stories are not--unfortunately--limited to college environments.We have recently heard about ...more

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