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Artistic Defiance: Street art and mega-events
by The Rabbit Hole
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:17pm

I have never really understood art.  For some, paint on a canvas speaks to them like another human being.  For me, I hear nothing but silence, especially when we are talking about the Jackson Pollack - a three year old could have done that - typ...more

A sports site for ‘nerdy jocks and jockish nerds’
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 24, 2014 at 4:58pm

Tweet Glad to see The Allrounder, a new site devoted to examining deeper issues in sports, finally go live last week. The creator is Bruce Berglund, the host of the excellent New Books in Sports podcast and a history professor at Calvin College in Michi...more

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:17pm

USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal. ...more

A sour turn for a ‘quality’ sportswriting venture
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 13, 2014 at 1:42pm

On Tuesday I write about developments in sports media, and occasionally step back in time to a different era in sports journalism. * * * * * * * * Just as Sports Illustrated was rolling out its 60th anniversary fare last week, the doors abruptly closed ...more

Why WNBA stars struggle to build a brand
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 8, 2014 at 4:15pm

This piece is right on:Not to mention, the WNBA's image is not one that's easily embraced, noted WNBA stylist Rachel Johnson. The sport is seen as aggressive and masculine, which makes the players themselves less desirable when it comes to attracting imag...more

From the archives: The Web and longform sports
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 6, 2014 at 4:58pm

While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * When I posted “The Web’s longform longform sports evolution continues” in September 2012, I had no ...more

ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women's Sports Foundation
by anngaff
posted August 1, 2014 at 2:05pm

  ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports Group Join Together  to Ensure the Future of Girls and Women in Sports ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women’s Sports Foundation to advance participation and  l...more

Happy Birthday: Hoopism blog is 6!!
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 1, 2014 at 1:17pm

Today marks the sixth anniversary of Hoopism. I started it on this date in 2008 with the intention of shining light on women's basketball, from the high school level to the pros. As of today, I've had almost one million page views.The fun I've had bloggin...more

Soccer’s American television and media evolution
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 9, 2014 at 1:15pm

Tweet (This is the second in a series of posts this week about the World Cup, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil. Monday’s post was about FIFA dealing with match-fixing and corruption allegations.) Twenty years ago this summer, the lead announcers ...more

Women in sports journalism limited by double standard via The Lamron
by Fitzrebeccaa
posted January 2, 2014 at 10:49pm

Women have come a long way since fighting their way into sports journalism. Still, the struggle continues and sports networks exploit the obvious commonality among the field of female sports journalists: They’re all conventionally “good loo...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

ICF's 2020 Women's Canoe Proposal Lacks a Strategy and Transparency / Women's Canoe = Ready for Rio
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 27, 2013 at 4:17pm

A proposal from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to include two women’s canoe single events in the 2020 Olympics has left Australian Canoe Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox “unimpressed.” She was angered by the November 15, 201...more

It's not Just Incognito
by SportyEsquire
posted November 8, 2013 at 9:29pm

Racism in Women's Sports...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Nine for IX Series, Part I
by Title IX Blog
posted July 18, 2013 at 9:10pm

This week marks the third release* in ESPN's original documentary series Nine for IX.The series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Title IX and features stories about women in sports produced and directed by women. So my two little qualms before I get in...more

Sex sells, or does it? Courtney Force controversy examined.
by Horsepower & Heels
posted July 11, 2013 at 10:54pm

Nothing like a little skin to get the controversy rolling.    This one I’ve had my eye on since it was announced, waiting anxiously to see what reaction it generates. Bold and Artful or Distasteful? The Body issue is a yearly projec...more

It's just not a major sporting event until...a male commentator makes a sexist remark
by After Atalanta
posted July 8, 2013 at 9:25pm

...a male commentator makes a sexist remark.Someone needs to start a blog or Tumblr or something entitled "Commentators Say the Darnedest Things"--and by darnedest I meant racist, homophobic, sexist. Last winter the BCS Championship was marred by a one-si...more

New documentary looks at locker-room access for women covering sports
by Sports, Media & Society
posted July 2, 2013 at 10:36pm

Although ESPN has made dozens of documentaries for its acclaimed "30 for 30" film series, the number of those films that focused on women could be counted on one hand. But a new film series, "Nine for IX," will turn the network's lens to women over the n...more

Why there is no Title IX for sports media
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 2, 2013 at 9:09pm

  I don’t want to rain on a parade. I really don’t, even though the local forecast does call for showers as my hometown’s annual Independence Day parade is scheduled to take place on Thursday. The parade I’m referring to beg...more

Strong is the new skinny? Enough is enough
by The Rabbit Hole
posted May 23, 2013 at 8:51pm

Strong is the new skinny. You've probably seen that mantra splashed across social media, magazines or on television.  Muscular (attractive) young women in workout gear telling YOU that muscles are in and waif thin bodies with no definition are out. &...more

Atlanta Dream selling a meet and greet with Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins after home opener
by Swish Appeal
posted May 19, 2013 at 8:16pm

So I decided to take a look at the Dream web site, and a splash page shows up showing Dream franchise guard Angel McCoughtry and Shock franchise guard Skylar Diggins in an ad that implies a duel type match. Fair enough. That's not that bad of an ide...more

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