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What habits are you bringing this season? Part 2 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 20, 2014 at 7:54pm

We're taking a closer look at your daily habits in the following 3 areas: PRODUCTIVITY, SUPPORT, & SELF CARE...more

Sold Out Crowd for National Pro Fastpitch Awards Banquet
by anngaff
posted August 20, 2014 at 9:32am

  Hoover, AL – August 19, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch kicked off the 2014 Championship Series week Tuesday night to a sold out crowd for the annual league Awards Banquet. The event is designed to celebrate individual player and team accompli...more

Learning from Champions
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:17pm

PIC via Get Up Stand Up Paddle magInteresting interview with Brazilian SUP'er Nicole Pacelli in this month's Red Bulletin. Just 22 now, she won the first Women's Stand Up World Tour last year. Great insight into what makes a champion, especially when ask...more

Fanatics MLB Cap Style Challenge
by A Glam Slam
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:13pm

Fanatics, a leading online retailer of sports apparel and merchandise, issued a style-centric challenge centered around its vast selection of baseball caps. The company’s assortment of MLB headwear includes lids for every type of fan....more

Coaches Corner: Creating Realistic Discomfort For Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:10pm

source When I asked Sam Shweisky, the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University, how he prepared his team to handle challenges or being put in uncomfortable situations, I liked his answer about “realistic discomfort”.  So...more

Byline to Finish Line: What have I gotten myself into?
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:08pm

There are days when I wonder what the hell am I doing. While this can apply to many aspects of my life, the question most often comes up in training. I have days where I wonder where my cycling legs went. My running can be so slow I feel embarrassed to ...more

TV Alert: National broadcast for WNBA playoffs opening round
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:07pm

Here's the TV schedule for the WNBA playoffs. The Storm did not advance and will be in the draft lottery for the first time since the 2004 draft. Where Seattle will pick in April will be decided on Thursday during halftime of San Antonio's matchup agains...more

WNBA Rookie of the Year favorite Chiney Ogwumike's winning character shaped by relationship with sister Nneka
by Swish Appeal
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm

Following her sister's lead from the very first time she picked up the ball has helped Chiney Ogwumike develop into a 2014 Rookie of the Year front-runner and potentially one of the best interior players in the league. And although her talent speaks for...more

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:34pm

Last week, Forbes Magazine released the list of the Top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2014. This list includes prize money AND endorsements, so it is a true top-ten list. It goes as follows: 2014 Top 10 Highest Paid Female Ath...more

Oklahoma colleges handling misbehaving student athletes
by Title IX Blog
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:33pm

Not all of these cases are Title IX specific, but given the cover-ups and repeat offenses that happen when colleges look the other way (see the last incident below) or lightly punish student athletes who commit assault, I felt this update is relevant. Th...more

Complete Media Coverage Announced for NPF Championship Series
by anngaff
posted August 18, 2014 at 2:49pm

Headlined by CBS Sports Network Live Coverage of up to 4 Total Games August 15, 2014 – Nashville, TN - National Pro Fastpitch announced today its complete media package for the 2014 Championship Series. The package will feature national televisio...more

The WNBA takes part in the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge
by Swish Appeal
posted August 18, 2014 at 12:28pm

Becky Hammon and Tamika Catchings take part for another cause. It's extremely rare to see NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wear anything besides a suit and tie. (Hey, that's a song!) But he was in a USA Basketball T-shirt and shorts Saturday when he c...more

Ogwumikes claim July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 17, 2014 at 3:18pm

Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike have earned the WNBA Community Assist Award by State Farm for July for their work with UNICEF, to benefit Nigeria.Other news:Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner are engaged. The proposal was documented on instagram. ...more

NCAA Reform and Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted August 15, 2014 at 6:53pm

Last week a federal district court judge ruled in favor of the former college athletes, lead by Ed O'Bannon, who were challenging NCAA rules that prevented them from sharing in the proceeds that their colleges and universities earned by licensing their na...more

InvictaFC’s Ashley Cummins on the Front Lines at Ferguson Riots
by Wombat Sports
posted August 15, 2014 at 3:55pm

Cummins Several years ago, Ashley Cummins decided she wanted to serve her community as a police officer for the St. Louis Police department. She couldn’t have imagined the scene she would be involved in in Ferguson, MO. Among the violent protest...more

Van Voorhis Named UMass Dartmouth AD; 50 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 15, 2014 at 3:04pm

  August 14, 2014 Amanda Van Voorhis was named director of athletics at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on August 11, effective immediately. Van Voorhis previously served as the interim director of athletics for the past 11 months. She is a 2...more

HOKA ONE ONE revives the 2-Mile National Postal Competition
by RunBlogRun
posted August 15, 2014 at 9:45am

  The Race Is Back On. The revival of the Postal 2-Mile is a revival of the spirit of high school distance running, the revival of finding a true national champion and most importantly the revival of a team together. We are proud to reintroduce the ...more

Wendy Parker on the baseball strike, 20 years later
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 14, 2014 at 10:04pm

How I enjoy and perceive the game of baseball changed forever 20 years ago this week, when well-heeled major leaguers went on strike. A month later, as pennant races should have been coming to a climax, MLB cancelled not only the regular season, but the ...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 are we attacking sport in Ireland?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 12, 2014 at 3:24pm

There are parts of the world where sports stars can get away crimes as serious as rape because they're seen as above the law. There may be only a few examples but enough to make anyone wary of eulogising athletes just because they're fit and healthy. ...more

NCAA – AWK’s 2014 Big West Preview
by All White Kit
posted August 12, 2014 at 3:21pm

Systemized League Projection *1. Long Beach State – 29 *2. Cal Poly – 27 3. UC Irvine – 26 4. Hawaii – 25 5. Cal State Fullerton – 18 6. UC Riverside – 18 7. UC Davis – 17 8. UC Santa Barbara – 14 9. Cal St...more

#NACWAA13 Recap & Reflection
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 11, 2014 at 7:22pm

Author:  Maigan L. Larsen, Wittenberg University As I sip coffee this morning from my favorite NACWAA coffee cup I’m proud to realize that I’ve now been a part of NACWAA for 9 months and 28 days!  I think it&rsqu...more

Why a Woman Coach in the NBA Matters
by One Sport Voice
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:12pm

Becky Hammon, Assistant Coach San Antonio Spurs This summer an NBA team was in the news… for hiring a women to the coaching staff. During the first week of August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired 16-year WNBA San Antonio...more

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