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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

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

What's the best WNBA game you ever attended in person?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 6, 2014 at 2:29am

The next SB Nation NBA theme day is coming up, and we want your responses. The SB Nation NBA network will have its next theme day series on Tuesday, September 9. It will be on this topic: What's the best game you have attended in person? Yes, it's ...more

Wendy Parker on the increasingly guilty pleasures of the football fan
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:34pm

Tweet On Monday my post is generally related to a sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. This week I am devoting posts to the upcoming American football season, college and pro, wi...more

Why sports fans are the way they are
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:39pm

Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to ...more

2014 NFL Women’s Apparel Campaign Sneak Peek
by A Glam Slam
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:15pm

The NFL has enlisted a new crop of famous female faces to appear in the 2014 Women’s Apparel campaign, “Together We Make Football.” Dania Ramirez, Jordin Sparks, Jessica Szohr and Erin Heatherton are among the women set to model the...more

Richard Fox Slams ICF for Delaying Women's Canoe Inclusion Until Tokyo2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 7:29pm

Richard Fox slams the ICF over delaying inclusion of Women's Canoe until Tokyo 2020.      http://www.sportscene.tv/news/fox-slams-icf-over-olympic-plan "...high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their acces...more

What Fighters Can Do to Help their Media Profile
by Wombat Sports
posted September 4, 2013 at 8:55am

We at Wombat Sports have dedicated the site to covering female combat sports, and that isn’t an easy task. Hours of research and writing go into our day. As much as we try, we can’t cover everything and miss a lot of news and upcoming prospect...more

Female fanwear brand Meesh & Mia partners with Stacy Keibler
by A Glam Slam
posted July 16, 2013 at 3:59pm

Meesh & Mia, an apparel company best known for its fashion-forward, officially licensed collegiate clothing range, has recently expanded its efforts to include NFL-themed apparel. Earlier this year, the company released a limited-edition, Super B...more

[Video] Cheerleader Makes Amazing Half-Court, Front-Flip Shot
by Pretty Tough
posted February 23, 2013 at 10:32am

Next year’s NBA All-Star game might want to replace the slam dunk contest with the half-court shot while doing a front flip. If that happens, the NBA should invite cheerleader Ashlee Arnau to show them how it is done. Arnau, 21, a cheerleader at W...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

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Emma Pooley: Completely Wrong
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted September 23, 2012 at 9:50am

The Women's Senior Elite Road Race Championships, Holland Interviewing a competitor directly after an event is a bit like interviewing a drunk person. They can be tired, emotional, even vomiting – I've seen combinations of all three. And as with...more

Why aren't more women watching women's sports?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted July 15, 2012 at 9:14pm

Research from the Curley Center for Sports Journalism has recently generated international coverage, giving legs to a study that first appeared in the academic journal Communication, Culture and Critique.   The study began with a simple question: Wh...more

How I Became a Superfan, Part 3
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted May 30, 2012 at 1:11pm

The Ohio High School Championships are this weekend, and twenty-five years ago at that meet is when I became a Superfan of track and field. This week I’m telling the story of how it happened. You can read the earlier chapters: Part 1 Part 2 Now, ...more

How I Became a Superfan, Part 2
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted May 29, 2012 at 5:45pm

This weekend’s Ohio High School championships mark the 25th anniversary of when I went from someone who thought track was nice to someone who was truly obsessed. It’s a long story and needs to be broken up into parts. Yesterday I posted Part...more

Leading by Example- Santa Clara University Women’s Basketball Coaches
by BAWSI Drea
posted March 23, 2012 at 9:25am

  Here at BAWSI we rely heavily on female athletes to understand the importance of using their unique platform for good. But, rarely do we see the coaches of these athletes making the same commitment themselves. The Santa Clara University women&rsqu...more

Female Sports Fans - On the outside looking in
by The Rabbit Hole
posted February 6, 2012 at 12:11am

Photo from ESPNW Although less an anomaly today than ever before, the female sports fan continues to remain a creature that is received with much criticism and apprehension.  The fact that I have to specify "female" sports fan indicates that this is...more

Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day #NGWSD
by Pretty Tough
posted February 1, 2012 at 8:55pm

It is the first Wednesday in February which means it’s the day of the year to honor the athletic successes of women and girls in your community. The National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) is celebrating the 26th National Girls an...more

Team Sports and Team Parents
by CPS8910
posted January 30, 2012 at 7:40pm

Have you ever noticed that when team sports need parents to help with team things like fundraising, working in a concession stand, it is always the same parents?  How do some people have the volunteer spirit alive in their hearts, and other turn th...more

Topps Olympic Trading Cards
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 9, 2012 at 1:56am

A few days ago you may have heard that Topps will be issuing a 2012 Olympic trading card set. Michael Phelps, Hope Solo, Shawn Johnson and other athletes who are seeking to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be part of a new ca...more

“Men slap five when they make a good play, women clap furiously”; A Reason to Dislike Women’s Basketball?
by Same Size Balls
posted December 27, 2011 at 10:15am

Sometimes it kind of sucks to not be in on a joke. Everyone around you laughing, as you awkwardly stand there, pretending you understand, wishing you understood what the hell was so funny. This happens whenever I come across WNBA jokes — and it ha...more

Irish people loving their sport
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted December 22, 2011 at 2:38pm

Katie Taylor pic courtesy Lucozade So life just got a little complicated for advocates of women's sport in Ireland. A new survey found that a lot more men than women love sport. Oops.They found that almost one-third of people living here "love and follow ...more

What's that about social capital?
by After Atalanta
posted December 17, 2011 at 4:41pm

Earlier this week I mentioned how fandom of women's sports earns one very little social capital. This point was illustrated by a Yahoo contributor article I read a few days later. The author, a female firefighter, talks about how, in order to get by in a ...more

A look at The League of Fans' manifesto for youth sports
by Sports, Media & Society
posted October 2, 2011 at 8:45pm

The League of Fans, a Ralph-Nader-funded group trying to reform sports culture, recently published part seven of a ten-part “Sports Manifesto,” a document meant to address a number of problems that the League of Fans sees with the win-at-all-costs an...more

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