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10 Reasons Why the NHL Should Commit to Women's Pro Hockey Before They Expand the Men's Game (Again).
by kalliegregg
posted September 2, 2014 at 3:07pm

1. Because a lot of NHL fans don't even want this expansion.   2. Because the NHL is spending 1.2 billion dollars on this expansion, but hasn't given any support to expanding the professional women's game. (thefrisky.com)   3. Because NBC...more

A 2014 what-if: What if every WNBA player still played for her original team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:57pm

Suppose that every player currently in the WNBA was still playing for her original team. If we put every player back on her original team, using 2014 stats which WNBA teams would rise to the top, and which would fall to the bottom? A long time ago - t...more

Lauren Jackson to miss FIBA World Championships due to knee and hip injuries
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:55pm

A big blow for the Opals, the Canberra Capitals, and the Seattle Storm. The Australian women's national team will have a blow to their roster, as center Lauren Jackson will miss the 2014 FIBA World Championships for Women in Turkey. This is due to an o...more

NCAA Soccer: Terrapins return home, find offense for two wins
by All White Kit
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:54pm

Alex Doody ended last season at Ludwig with 2 goals and started off this one with 2 more. The main question hanging over the 2014 Maryland Terrapins was who was going to score for them given that Haley Brock – the team’s leading goal-scorer...more

InvictaFC 8 Preview – Alexa Grasso vs. Ashley Cummins
by Wombat Sports
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:52pm

For the three days we will previewing InvictaFC 8 which will emanate from Kansas City Municipal Auditorium September 6, and will stream on UFC Fight Pass. Check out Wombat Sports as we will give you continuing coverage live on location. Fourth fight s...more

UConn women's basketball team gets recognized at football home opener
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:50pm

Another well-deserved honor. Here are some photos and funny tweets from over the weekend. So, I checked on Twitter and saw that CSN Washington's Ben Standig replied to one of Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson's tweets about her doing Stefanie D...more

NWSL Draft – Post U20 World Cup Stock Watch
by All White Kit
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:49pm

Here’s a mini-update of where I’ve got players who played in the U20 WWC on my board at the moment and where they’ve moved since the early 2014 update of the boards. None of this takes into account any college season performance thus far...more

AWK: What Chris Is Watching – 09/01/14 – Syracuse vs UConn
by All White Kit
posted September 1, 2014 at 4:31pm

Syracuse vs UConn – 1:00 PM These two former Big East rivals will not be taking Labor Day off, as they’ll jockey for NCAA Tournament at-large bid positioning on Monday. Syracuse picked up a creditable draw to open up the season against Misso...more

Mercury vs Lynx, Game 2 notes: Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen help Minnesota find rhythm against Phoenix in fourth quarter
by Swish Appeal
posted September 1, 2014 at 4:16pm

2014 MVP Maya Moore scored a playoff career-high 32 points, Lindsay Whalen continued her fantastic play with 17 points and 7 assists and Seimone Augustus hit the free throws late to ensure Minnesota didn't suffer the franchise's first elimination on its...more

Lynx vs. Mercury, Game 2 final score: Seimone Augustus caps off Minnesota comeback to win Game 2, 82-77
by Swish Appeal
posted September 1, 2014 at 4:13pm

Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals started out rough for the Minnesota Lynx, but they recovered and came up with big plays down the stretch to beat the Phoenix Mercury and force a decisive Game 3. All-Stars Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen made big p...more

Mercury vs. Lynx, Game 1 recap and stats: Phoenix's defense in third quarter run was key to win
by Swish Appeal
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:44pm

We examine some of the key stats that helped the Phoenix Mercury take Game 1 in their Western Conference Finals series against the Minnesota Lynx. The Phoenix Mercury is now just 40 minutes away from returning to the WNBA Finals for the first time sinc...more

2014 WNBA Playoffs preview: Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner will be center of attention against Minnesota Lynx
by Swish Appeal
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:28pm

This is the Western Conference Finals matchup we've all been waiting for and Brittney Griner could end up being a central figure in the outcome, win or lose. Back before the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury faced each other at full health the first t...more

The Flying Squirrel makes waves in Queensland
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:26pm

Meet The Flying Squirrel, and get your weekend off to an inspiring start. Don't let her being just six put you off getting in the water ... ...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

GRO NYC – Girls Ramp Division At Riverside Skate Contest
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:53pm

Riverside Skatepark is having a contest and have not forgotten the girls! There will be a girls only mini ramp contest included in the days events. This is an opportunity for all the girls around NYC to come represent the ladies, get excited and share...more

Mud running, masochism and (some preliminary remarks on) the ethics of suffering [GUEST POST]
by The Rabbit Hole
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:51pm

Tough Mudder. Spartan Race. Warrior Dash.  If you yourself have not participated in one of these events I am sure that you know someone who has.  Endurance mud running events have become all the rage recently feeding into our Western tradition o...more

2014 WNBA Playoffs predictions: Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky the favorites
by Swish Appeal
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:45pm

We bring together our predictions panel one more time for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and, consistent with what most people expect, predict the WNBA Finals as well. With the Western Conference Finals beginning today, we make our final pre...more

The road (and days) to the WNBA conference finals
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:53pm

Western Conference finals:The Lynx-Mercury series offers intriguing match ups.Game one Friday in Phoenix will be a "white out."Lynx:The hard road to a Lynx dynasty.Rookie Damiris Dantas could miss all of the West finals games due to family matters.Today's...more

Soccer: NCAA – Hey, All Those Other Conferences – Projections, Part II
by All White Kit
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:52pm

* = Projected NCAA Tournament Team Missouri Valley *1. Illinois State – 43 2. Loyola (Ill.) – 24 3. Evansville – 22 4. Missouri State – 19 5. Indiana State – 16 6. Drake – 15 7. Northern Iowa – 10 As is usually...more

Fever vs. Sky, Eastern Conference Finals preview: A motivated Indiana team faces an upstart Chicago franchise
by Swish Appeal
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:48pm

After going head-to-head with Angel McCoughtry in the first round, Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne will now have to contend with veteran former MVP and WNBA champion Tamika Catchings in the Eastern Conference Finals. Both the Chicago Sky and Indiana...more

Skylar Diggins wins 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award
by Swish Appeal
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:47pm

The second year guard had a quantum leap in her 2014 performance after an inconsistent 2013 season. The WNBA has announced that Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins has won the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player Award. Diggins was second in the league in scori...more

Delle Donne breaks Atlanta's heart; Sky move on to East Finals
by Swish Appeal
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:52pm

Sky forward Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the fourth quarter to bring the Sky back from 17 points down in the fourth quarter and hit the shot that put the Sky ahead for good, 81-80 in the deciding Game Three of the Eastern Conference S...more

Dream vs. Sky Game 3 final score: Elena Delle Donne completes Chicago's comeback with a game winner
by Swish Appeal
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:50pm

The Chicago Sky was down by as many as 20 points in this game. But a 30-13 fourth quarter run, plus an Elena Delle Donne game winning shot with 8 seconds left gave the Sky an 81-80 lead, which they held onto the rest of the way. SKY ADVANCE TO EASTERN C...more

High School Basketball Hazing Case May Go to Trial
by Title IX Blog
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:48pm

Last year we posted about a lawsuit filed in federal court in Tennessee, in which the plaintiffs -- three high-school aged sisters and their parents -- sued the Rutherford County Board of Education after being hazed in a sexual manner upon joining the gir...more

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