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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

Wendy Parker: Why sports isn’t about ‘respecting’ you
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:44pm

Tweet Last week I wrote for The Cauldron, a new sports vertical on the Medium platform, about Hope Solo, gender and domestic violence and the excuse-making that has surrounded the discussion of a female athlete being charged with physical aggression. Her...more

Wendy Parker: Sports Gods and antiheroes we think we know
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 23, 2014 at 8:46pm

Tweet “Try as we will to weigh him down with meaning, the athlete remains one step ahead of us.” – Stephen Amidon, “Something Like the Gods” * * * * * * * * Has the contemporary sports star finally been caught in the gra...more

Alyssa Milano Expands Touch Brand to Include a Maternity Collection
by A Glam Slam
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:13pm

Alyssa Milano is expanding her Touch by Alyssa Milano brand to include its first collection of maternity wear. Touch originally launched in 2007, offering female fans a wide array of fashion-forward, sports-licensed apparel and accessories, acro...more

Wendy Parker: If the news from the gridiron has you down
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:15pm

Tweet The Ray Rice story and the continuing angst by many Americans about the National Football League and the game of football is snowballing into a truly disturbing heap, and this probably will not stop anytime soon. It’s too soon to know if the...more

Wendy Parker: It’s hard to call it labor when it doesn’t feel like work
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 1, 2014 at 4:12pm

Tweet Labor Day in the United States is being observed today, and I thought I’d use the occasion to select some blog posts that I truly enjoyed putting together. What I discovered wasn’t surprising: The posts that were the most fun to write ...more

Wendy Parker: In defense of the culture of football
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:24pm

Tweet It’s getting harder, if not impossible, to defend the culture of football, and the raw expression of masculinity that comes with it. Concussions, brain trauma and other crippling injuries suffered on the gridiron are blamed for the suicides ...more

Wendy Parker on the increasingly guilty pleasures of the football fan
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:34pm

Tweet On Monday my post is generally related to a sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. This week I am devoting posts to the upcoming American football season, college and pro, wi...more

From the archives: The gap between sports and art
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 8, 2014 at 4:27pm

While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * Sports art exhibits are not uncommon, but they’re not talked or written about all that much either. Despite som...more

Lane Bryant Launches NFL Capsule Collection
by A Glam Slam
posted August 7, 2014 at 8:01pm

Lane Bryant has launched an exclusive NFL Capsule Collection, in time for the upcoming season. With its new team offerings, the plus size fashion retailer joins the NFL’s ever-evolving female fan apparel market. “Lane Bryant is thri...more

Sexuality, domestic violence and the sports media herd
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 28, 2014 at 7:43pm

Last week, Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam and Roger Goodell’s two-game suspension of Ray Rice revealed quite a bit about an American sports media that continues to ditch journalistic rigor about issues involving gender, sexuality and ...more

2014 NFL Women’s Apparel Campaign Sneak Peek
by A Glam Slam
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:15pm

The NFL has enlisted a new crop of famous female faces to appear in the 2014 Women’s Apparel campaign, “Together We Make Football.” Dania Ramirez, Jordin Sparks, Jessica Szohr and Erin Heatherton are among the women set to model the...more

Shelby Osborne (@cornerbackprincess) first female defensive back to play college football
by Pretty Tough
posted June 14, 2014 at 10:50am

Have you ever been on the sidelines of a game and felt like you could play better than the athletes on the field? Shelby Osborne felt that way after attending a lopsided high school football game. The 5’6″ 140-pound high school senior fr...more

The modest birth of a sporting spectacle
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted February 3, 2014 at 10:28pm

Tweet This NFL Films clip of Super Bowl I gives you an indication how far ahead of their times the likes of Pete Rozelle and Lamar Hunt truly were. The celebrity sightings and entertainment pizzazz were there from the start. We’ve gone from birds f...more

StubHub's Touchdown Dance Contest #StubHubTD
by jschonb
posted February 1, 2014 at 6:13pm

Are you a football fan? Will you be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday? If so this is a contest you'll want to know about. StubHub is going to give two fans a chance to dance all the way to next year's #BigGame StubHub is hosting the "ultimate tailga...more

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

Sports History Files: A century of ‘reforming’ football
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted October 21, 2013 at 8:19pm

Tweet Following the suicide of former NFL All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau last year, and the media frenzy that surrounded his San Diego-area home, Buzz Bissinger blasted the press for trying to perpetuate a narrative he thought foolhardy as he asserted th...more

Sammy's, swimsuits, and...sweaters...?
by GAzevedo
posted October 20, 2013 at 5:47pm

Moving from a closet full of swimsuits to a closet full of sweaters...more

Sport Speak: Football A-Z
by Pretty Tough
posted October 18, 2013 at 9:07am

Whether you’re going to high school or college football games, watching the NFL or playing on the gridiron yourself (see below), here’s the lingo that you need to know. Blitz – When defensive secondary players rush through the offensiv...more

Condi Comes to Play
by SportyEsquire
posted October 17, 2013 at 9:42pm

Yesterday Executive Director Bill Hancock announced who would sit on the 13-member College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee.   The committee, which will pick the four teams that will vie in the playoff for the national championship n...more

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