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WNBA playoffs most-viewed postseason since 2007, according to ESPN
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 19, 2014 at 6:28pm

Not only did Phoenix reset the record books during its championship season, it drew a few more television viewers along the way. Here are some highlights of the Mercury's Game 3 win in the WNBA Finals. Below is a release from ESPN about the increased view...more

White House Unveils New Public Awareness Campaign Aimed at Campus Sexual Assault
by Title IX Blog
posted September 19, 2014 at 6:26pm

As part of its larger effort to focus public attention and government resources at the problem of sexual assault on campus, the White House today unveiled a new public awareness campaign aimed at amplifying the message that sexual assault is not just a ma...more

American Ninja Warrior and the Standardization of Play
by The Rabbit Hole
posted September 18, 2014 at 1:33pm

Kacy Katanzaro. Photo from Zap2it.American Ninja Warrior (ANW) is awesome.  If you haven't seen this show - where the heck have you been???  We are amused by embarrassing falls and face plants.  We are inspired by people like tiny Kacy Kata...more

The Moment is NOW by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

The moment is NOW! Tomorrow. Next week. Next time. When will I ever get there? One day. Sometime. I should do that. In 5 years... That's on my bucket list. I am going to do that someday!...more

How Knowing Your Personality Type Will Help You Manage Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:54pm

source As coaches, I think we all know that we’ve got different personality types on our team and I’m sure we’re all pretty conscious about how those personalities will interact.  When we bring recruits on to campus and we sit down...more

Do Competitive Spirit Competitions Offer Athletic Opportunities that Count Under Title IX?
by Title IX Blog
posted September 15, 2014 at 12:22pm

As the school year gets underway in Texas, high school students there have the opportunity for the first time to compete in a statewide cheerleading competition sanctioned this summer by the state's interscholastic athletic league (the UIL) on a one-year ...more

Head Injuries: The Wrong Lesson
by The First Line
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back when I was so foolish as to write about other sports, one of the first stories that caught my attention, in part because I once found myself sitting across the aisle from her at an invitational,* was that of Jamie Carey. Some of you more dedicated w...more

Glam Slam: Athletes hit the New York Fashion Week Circuit
by A Glam Slam
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:26pm

The month of September marks a major overlap in fashion and sports, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the US Open happen simultaneously. Athletes are seated in show front rows and fashion industry players check out the on-court action. Even Vogu...more

Writer says WNBA still looking for an identity
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 13, 2014 at 2:03pm

Interesting collection of thoughts in this piece:Recently, Griner proposed to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock, and potentially could become the first same-sex married couple in professional sports. The league seems unsure how to approa...more

NACWAA Members on the Move & In the News - Sept. 12, 2014
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:17pm

  “I do what I do because I enjoy helping others become successful and watching both my staff and students develop their potential.” Kiki Baker Barnes says. Read the article about Dillard University AD's story featured in New Orleans Mag...more

Using Personality Tests To Increase Your Team Chemistry
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:14pm

source As coaches, I think we all know that we’ve got different personality types on our team and I’m sure we’re all pretty conscious about how those personalities will interact.  When we bring recruits on to campus and we sit down...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

Poor Athlete Recipe: Chicken Basil Pasta
by Pretty Strong
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:20pm

That's as good a name as I could come up with. This recipe is one of my recent favorites because it is: cheap, fast/easy to cook, and delicious!Fresh Basil $1.88Whole Rotisserie Chicken $6.993 Roma Tomatoes A little over $1/lbsOlive Oil Free - it's my roo...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

What was the best WNBA game you watched in person as a fan?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:02pm

We asked what your favorite game to watch in person was. Here are just some of your answers. It is one thing to watch a WNBA game on television or some form of online streaming. It's another experience to actually watch the game in person. For many bas...more

Becky Hammon, Lin Dunn headline the WNBA's Inspiring Women Luncheon honorees
by Swish Appeal
posted September 7, 2014 at 3:05pm

Watch Becky Hammon's speech, and see some pictures from the league's annual luncheon honoring women for their accomplishments in sports and elsewhere. ...more

How Sports Can Prevent More Fergusons
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted September 6, 2014 at 2:48am

Russia’s Natalya Antyukh and I have competed against each other many times on the biggest of stages. We respect each other as competitors, and when the race is over, we know the best woman on that day won. (August 31, 2011 – Source: Michae...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

The moment caught Fever coach Lin Dunn by surprise
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 4, 2014 at 1:44pm

Maybe you've been ill-prepared when you thought you were prepared, too:Dunn thought she had prepared herself for the moment, but when the players and coaches came together one last time for 2014 following the Fever's 75-62 home loss to the Chicago Sky in ...more

Coaches Corner: Managing Assistant Coaches
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 3, 2014 at 3:41pm

source Sam Shweisky, the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University, is in a unique position.  He’s the head coach for the men and the assistant coach for the women’s program.  I wondered if that gave him a more in-de...more

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