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Lauren Fleshman: Exciting (Eek!) Changes at Picky Bars!
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted July 23, 2014 at 8:21pm

At Picky Bars, when it comes down to it, I have two jobs. Make recipes Be the guardian of what Picky Bars is all about as a brand The recipe part is hard work, but it is easy in comparison to number two. A perfectly balanced recipe takes time to be cu...more

American Kacy Catanzaro shows us what a female Ninja can do
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 23, 2014 at 12:42pm

There are many inspiring sports videos on this site, but you really need to watch this woman. Former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro doing her thing in TV show American Ninja Warrior will make your shoulders ache. Ok, very cheesy show-name but just wait till she g...more

UConn settles lawsuit
by Title IX Blog
posted July 22, 2014 at 8:40pm

Late last week the University of Connecticut announced it had settled the lawsuit brought by five current and former female students. The women were accusing the university of mishandling their respective sexual assault cases. The $1.3 million settlement ...more

George Fox updates transgender policy
by Title IX Blog
posted July 22, 2014 at 8:35pm

After being granted a religious exemption that allows the university to not house transgender students based on their gender identity, the school has updated its policy as it relates to this issue. As Erin noted the other day, the exemption itself is a li...more

Great Coaching Advice…From A Coach Smarter Than Me via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:42pm

source The first year I started coaching, I went to my first major coaching convention.  A week-long affair, I learned so much about the profession that I thought my head would explode.  As a young coach, fresh out of college, I was living in a...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

Los Angeles Sparks fire head coach Carol Ross, GM Penny Toler to assume interim duties
by Swish Appeal
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:17pm

In a move that doesn't come as much of a shock here at the Swish, the Los Angeles Sparks have relieved Carol Ross of her head coaching duties. According to ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel, the Los Angeles Sparks have decided to relieve head coach Carol Ross...more

2 seconds, no finish clock picture, but satisfaction: Molly Huddle breaks her own AR
by RunBlogRun
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:06pm

All that she did in 2014, was leading up to this race. The twelve and one half laps that Molly Huddle ran in Monaco Friday night, the two seconds off the AR, and, right after, Molly knew she could run faster...  Molly started the 2014 season with he...more

Athletes Dressed Up for the 2014 ESPY Awards
by A Glam Slam
posted July 18, 2014 at 10:58pm

The 22nd annual ESPY Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre last night, and athletes brought their fashion A-game for the evening. The competitive nature of sports transitioned to the red carpet, as players vied for best-dressed ho...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank – How Do New Faces Fare?
by All White Kit
posted July 18, 2014 at 10:36pm

Forty-six schools made coaching changes between 2008 and 2010.  Of those schools, thirty-seven were replacing coaches who had been in their post for three or more seasons.  But how many of those schools made a change for the better in terms of r...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank – Lessons From The Recently Departed
by All White Kit
posted July 17, 2014 at 1:09pm

As a part of calculating CoachRank numbers, I also looked at the coaches that left their position after the 2013 season to see if there were any patterns that emerged in regards to those coaches who departed.  The results are below, but here are some...more

NCAA – CoachRank Adjusted Rankings & Quick FAQ (AKA Read Before Killing The Messenger)
by All White Kit
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:34pm

  (Again, read the damn FAQ below before asking questions and/or losing your mind. Supplemental content will appear throughout the week.) 1. 96.11 – Paul Ratcliffe (Stanford)2. 85.59 – Mark Krikorian (Florida State)3. 79.11 – Anso...more

Coach Dawn Writes: How To Motivate Our Teams
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:28pm

source Daniel Pink focuses on how we’re motivated in a TEDtalk called, “The Puzzle of Motivation“.  He spends a lot of time going into why we’re going at motivation all wrong and in an outdated way.  In example after exa...more

George Fox University's Religious Exemptions From Title IX Compliance
by Title IX Blog
posted July 13, 2014 at 11:23am

George Fox University is a Christian institution in Oregon that was founded on Quaker principles.  In April, it denied a transgender student named Jayce M. the right to live in on-campus housing consistent with his male gender identity, offering him...more

Non-Verbal Communication via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 12, 2014 at 10:31am

source “Our bodies change our minds And our minds change our behavior And our behavior changes our outcomes.“ In a TEDtalk called Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy, I learned that how we present ourselves is amazingly powerf...more

Make @Warrior Accountable: A social media campaign against sexism in sport
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 11, 2014 at 9:31pm

It was brought to my attention today that Warrior is a horrifically sexist and misogynistic company.  This was very disappointing to learn since I am a consumer of Warrior of equipment.  I tried out a bunch of sticks when I switched to a one-pie...more

Twice accused athlete going to third campus?
by Title IX Blog
posted July 11, 2014 at 9:20pm

The campus sexual assault survey administered by Senator Claire McCaskill's office (more on the survey shortly) found that 22 percent of schools responding said that their athletic departments handle sexual assault accusations against their student-athlet...more

Coach Lin Dunn has "spent most of her life fighting"
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:09pm

Much respect to retiring Lin Dunn, for being a pioneer in women's basketball.She's baaaaack...aka today's partial results:Tamika Catchings lead the Fever past the Sun, 72-68, with 21 points.The Lynx and Shock will square off later this evening.More WNBA n...more

Meet NACWAA Members on the Move and 26 Newest to Join
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:08pm

July 10, 2014 Kala Andrews was named Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), effective July 1. Andrews served as associate director of compliance at the University of South Carolina in the past two y...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

Advice For New Coaches via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 7, 2014 at 8:58pm

source I was watching the local news last night and my favorite station was debuting a new meteorologist.  Just for background, I live in a smallish city, so we seem to be the testing ground for all new and untested TV personalities. This poor guy ...more

Lawsuit against University in Denver
by Title IX Blog
posted July 5, 2014 at 7:52pm

A former student at University of Denver is bringing a lawsuit against the school for violating Title IX in the ways they handled her reported sexual assault. The details, provided by the woman, seem--though awful--far less complicated than other cases w...more

Play Like A Girl via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 5, 2014 at 9:33am

source I don’t know if you’ve seen this #LikeAGirl youtube video, but you should check it out.  The throw/run/play/etc. “like a girl” phrase is still a thing on athletic fields and PE classes all over the country.  Watch...more

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