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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

Title IX, sexual assault and high schools
by Title IX Blog
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:25pm

While the stories we have heard from college students across the country about sexual assault and sexually hostile climates on their campuses are shocking, these stories are not--unfortunately--limited to college environments.We have recently heard about ...more

How do you build trust on your team? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:23pm

Building trust is the foundation for the success of your team this year. This is where it starts....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

Lisa McGuirk Named Gannon University AD; 32 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:44pm

Author:  NACWAA August 29, 2014 #MovingTheNeedle: Former Cedar Crest College director of athletics and head softball coach Lisa Goddard McGuirk has been named director of athletics at Gannon University (DII). She will ...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

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

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

Coaches Corner: An In-Depth Feedback Process
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:14pm

source I was intrigued by Sam Shweisky’s feedback process he uses with his Princeton men’s volleyball team.  It is a pretty involved system of questionnaires, reflections, and meetings.  But the goal is simple: it shows his players ...more

Chicago Sky's Allie Quigley discusses series with Atlanta Dream, winning WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:55pm

Swish Appeal spoke to Allie Quigley before the Chicago Sky's 92-83 loss to the Atlanta Dream in the first round of the 2014 WNBA Playoffs. Quigley discussed having a career year in her hometown, making the adjustment to playing point guard, and being na...more

Byline to Finish Line: The process of making a fresh start
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:46pm

This year, she is part of the back to school rush. That’s something she never saw happening. Nervousness and excitement mix in her eyes as she sips her Saturday morning coffee and talks about starting her degree program at the community co...more

Cyclocross is just around the corner...
by Christine
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:30pm

OK, well in my case it's on the other side of the WORLD as my first race is next weekend in CHINA!Ninove crit by Yves Schollaert Yes, you read that correctly.  I'm heading over to China with my good friend Ellen van Loy and Jonas is coming as o...more

Help Joanna Hayes celebrate the 10th Anniversary of her Olympic gold medal! #MyMedals #MyStory
by Joanna Hayes
posted August 24, 2014 at 5:09pm

Today, August 24, is the day that I won my Olympic gold medal in 2004 in Athens Greece. Not only did I win the 100 meter hurdles but I broke the Olympic record with a personal best time of 12.37! It is very hard to put my feelings into words but one word...more

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello named the 2014 WNBA Coach of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted August 23, 2014 at 12:22pm

Brondello led the Mercury to a 29-win season, the most in WNBA history. On Friday, the WNBA announced that Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello was named the 2014 WNBA Coach of the year. Brondello just finished her first year in Phoenix, where sh...more

Maria Sharapova Graces the Cover of NET-A-PORTER’S “The Edit” Magazine
by A Glam Slam
posted August 23, 2014 at 12:21pm

Maria Sharapova fronts the latest issue of The Edit, a magazine from online luxury fashion retailer, Net-A-Porter. She’s the first athlete to grace the cover. Within the featured article, “Holding Court,” the tennis star opens up about h...more

NCAA – Famous Last Words (2014 Edition) – NCAA Field Projection + College Cup Picks
by All White Kit
posted August 22, 2014 at 3:56pm

List by conference and a cluster of the teams that just missed out after the jump. Here Are Some Nice Parting Gifts (One and Done) – Hartford, Florida Gulf Coast, DePaul, Marquette, Butler, Texas, Memphis, UConn, Portland State, Liberty, Minnesota,...more

NCAA Style: A Glam Slam’s Collegiate Fashion & Beauty Picks
by A Glam Slam
posted August 22, 2014 at 1:09pm

With a new season of college sports on the horizon, fans are gearing up with the latest in school branded merchandise. From apparel and accessories to footwear and beauty, there is a diverse range of products to target students and alumni a...more

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

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