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Cal's "black lives matter" statement passionate and unplanned
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:00am

It was something else to witness this yesterday:"They articulated so well that they weren't comfortable playing for Cal and not talking about what they stood for," Gottlieb said. "There was a lot of emotion in the room - tears. They wanted to be part of t...more

Notre Dame, Cal basketball players join "black lives matter" movement
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:43pm

Notre Dame players wore "I can't breathe" T-shirts in pregame warm ups today, in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died in New York in July after being placed in a police chokehold:The players wore the shirts while warming up before their 70-50 wi...more

My Name is Hydia Clark, and I Am No Longer SILENT
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted December 9, 2014 at 7:45pm

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Hydia Clark, a 17-year-old high school senior for our Go Woman Go Future Spotlight Series. Life sure can throw you some curves balls. At the age of five, my biggest worry was a new Barbie Doll or the lates...more

Lauren Hill scores 4 points in first game with Mount St. Joseph's
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 3, 2014 at 4:55pm

Mount St. Joseph College freshman Lauren Hill, who is dying of brain cancer, scored 4 points in her one and only game today, including a memorable layup:Hill, the Mount St. Joseph College forward with an inoperable brain tumor, first had to live long enou...more

Please Support the Lashinda Demus Foundation via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted October 16, 2014 at 10:21am

I’ve been a professional track and field athlete for ten years now. It wasn’t until having my twin sons that I realized how important it is to give back to the community and also to set an example of promoting and participating in phi...more

Female Athletes Unite Against Breast Cancer
by Pretty Tough
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:14am

Organizations everywhere are kicking off month-long breast cancer awareness programs. At least half of you know someone who has or had breast cancer. Whether a mom,  aunt, grandmother, neighbor, or family friend, breast cancer strikes over 200,000...more

Play 4 Kay games will feature 14 top teams & other women's basketball news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:49pm

ESPN has announced its "Play 4 Kay" games for this season, to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Among 14 top teams that will be playing are Tennessee, South Carolina, Duke, Notre Dame, California and Louisville.More college news:South Carolina coach Dawn S...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

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

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

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

ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women's Sports Foundation
by anngaff
posted August 1, 2014 at 2:05pm

  ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports Group Join Together  to Ensure the Future of Girls and Women in Sports ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women’s Sports Foundation to advance participation and  l...more

What do you think about charity races?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 29, 2014 at 2:59pm

Lindsey Gibbons, Grainne McManomon and Tara Dillon at Colour Dash 2014, Dublin Sometimes a serious day out fundraising for charity can just be about having fun with your trainers on. These three women were among thousands running a brisk 5km in Dublin ...more

How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls
by anngaff
posted July 24, 2014 at 1:32pm

  How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls Through Girls Riders Organization, Inc.   New York, New York – July 24, 2014 – Skateboards are purchased everyday around the world.  But when t...more

NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement East Recap
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted July 9, 2014 at 10:36pm

Author:  NACWAA July 9, 2014 The NACWAA community is built with inspired leaders who are intentional about growing their talents and strengths. We were fortunate to work with 41 athletics administration professionals who were ea...more

Takeaways from 6th World Conference on Women and Sport (yes, obesity is actually a global problem)
by Fair Game News
posted June 18, 2014 at 8:13pm

By Laura Pappano During the IWG World Conference on Women and Sport one speaker joked that the formal program was what happened between coffee breaks. The observation was spot on: women sport leaders from 100 countries used coffee breaks as jam sessions...more

Using Sport To Make A Difference
by Marissa Kastanek
posted May 21, 2014 at 12:03am

Coach For College is a program that allows American college athletes to help teach/coach academics and sports to under privileged Vietnamese youth. I will take you on the trip and encourage you to make a difference in someone's life....more

Supermodels & Stars Show Up for Annual Up2Us Gala Supporting Youth Sports
by Pretty Tough
posted May 17, 2014 at 9:13am

The stars showed up for the 2nd Annual Up2Us Gala in New York City on Wednesday (May 14) including supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum rocking a stunning leopard-print skirt and corn rows. Klum was joined on the red carpet by an eclectic mix ...more

What I think about when I run #bringbackourgirls
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 8, 2014 at 8:51pm

Hopefully by now, you’ve heard the news, that around 300 girls in Nigeria were abducted from their boarding school. The group responsible is opposed to all forms of Western education, and finds a particular distaste for educating girls. The Nigerian...more

Why Carolyn’s House matters via @amymoritz
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 29, 2014 at 9:42pm

Every woman should have the opportunity to determine her own path in life. Self-sufficiency is the goal — to be able to provide for yourself, stand in your confidence and author your own life story. But none of us becomes self-sufficient in a v...more

Tamika Catchings, Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner inspire communities
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 13, 2014 at 4:02pm

The WNBA grabbed plenty of headlines this offseason. But aside from ownership changes and overseas player updates, there has been some big news regarding community outreach with some of the players. Earlier this month Elena Delle Donne, the WNBA Rookie o...more

Vote for Women's Ski Jumping Pioneer Lindsey Van for U.S. Flag Bearer - Sochi Opening Ceremony
by WomenCANIntl
posted January 29, 2014 at 8:48am

Vote for Women's Ski Jumping Pioneer Lindsey Van for U.S. Flag Bearer for the Sochi Opening Ceremony. VOTE HERE  http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/vote-who-should-be-flag-bearer-united-states No athlete more deserving than this woman who risked her c...more

Canoe Santas Wishing All a Very Merry Christmas!
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 24, 2013 at 6:42pm

Our favorite Santas (from Romania) wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season. Olympic Rings are still on our wish- list! ...more

2020 Vision for Women's Canoe and Olympic Canoe/Kayak
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 21, 2013 at 7:51pm

WomenCAN International - Our 2014-2020 Goals: By 2020: 2020 – Tokyo Olympics – Balance between Canoe & Kayak and Men & Women – events and distances, at all levels of the sport   A Sport/Federation name which accu...more

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