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Another California School District Settles Title IX Case Over Harassment and Discrimination of Transgender Student
by Title IX Blog
posted October 17, 2014 at 11:22pm

The Department of Education announced this week that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the Downey Unified School District. The Department had been investigating a complaint filed on behalf of a transgender student who has consistently assert...more

In my inbox: Trans students at women's colleges
by Title IX Blog
posted October 16, 2014 at 9:02pm

It was a trans-centric day for my email inbox.First I received this petition from change.org asking Smith College to adopt a more trans-inclusive admissions policy. This is somewhere similar to a petition from last year that was protesting the denial of a...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

Bill Laimbeer let go by New York Liberty
by Swish Appeal
posted October 15, 2014 at 6:52pm

New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer's contract was not renewed by the organization, according to the New York Liberty website. According to the New York Liberty website, New  York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer's contract has not been rene...more

Comparing Universities' Response to Charges of Sexual Assault -- What a Difference a Year Makes?
by Title IX Blog
posted October 15, 2014 at 9:41am

Last week, the day after he came off the bench to lead the University of Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, quarterback Treon Harris was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus in the early morning of Sunday, October 5.  The ...more

Fun Food Ideas for Fall Tailgating, Getaways, and Entertaining
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:17am

Yesterday I appeared on Baltimore’s WBAL to share some great fall food ideas for the season’s events! Fall is here and that means football parties, weekend getaways, and outdoor entertaining. Click below to watch the full clip, or read on for ...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

#NACWAA14 – Day 1
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:12am

Author:  Katie Rose Thornton, Villanova University Hello, Louuvull! This year marks the 35th anniversary of NACWAA, and coincidentally this is the highest attended convention yet. There is no doubt this will be an incredible...more

Pac-12 women's basketball preview: the University of Washington
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 13, 2014 at 7:57pm

This is the second in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The Huskies may be poised to see their resilience pay off this season.Hammered by injuries two years ago, and then seeing their coach hired away by Ohio Sta...more

Tiffany Weimer: Go Ahead, Jump
by Tiffany Weimer
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:07pm

“All you’re gonna do is jump up on this little step.” “Okay, no problem” “Whenever you’re ready, go ahead.” “Okay.” As I stood an inch away from the step, loaded in the jumping position, I co...more

When will we see an NBA game where women coach both teams and see an all-female officiating crew?
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:06pm

Women have made a number of notable strides this past summer in the NBA as coaches and officials. With that in mind, how far away are we from seeing games when we will see NBA games that are fully coached and officiated by women? In the NBA, we have se...more

Women’s College Wrestling Continues Expansion with Five New Teams
by Wombat Sports
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:16pm

Freshman Kiaya Van Scoyoc of Warner Pacific University The extraordinary expansion of women’s wrestling continues this year as five more colleges have added wrestling teams for this coming season. Among them: Eastern Michigan University Life U...more

Pretty Strong: The inner feminist is coming out (nsfw?)
by Pretty Strong
posted October 10, 2014 at 1:25pm

So recently, I shared a video on my private facebook page.What are your thoughts? FYI, the video is graphic and some may be sensitive to the video.  I cringed and laughed all while shaking my fist. This video was gross, sad, hilarious (at a certain ...more

Catholic Diocese in PA Bans Schools' Participation in Coed Sports
by Title IX Blog
posted October 10, 2014 at 1:11pm

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese has prohibited its schools from participating in coed sports where "substantial and potentially immodest physical contact" could occur. The policy, which also cites "safety" as a motivating concern, not only p...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

Artistic Defiance: Street art and mega-events
by The Rabbit Hole
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:17pm

I have never really understood art.  For some, paint on a canvas speaks to them like another human being.  For me, I hear nothing but silence, especially when we are talking about the Jackson Pollack - a three year old could have done that - typ...more

Daisha Simmons, Brittany Jack call for more compassion in NCAA's treatment of student-athletes
by Swish Appeal
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:15pm

Reflecting on the recently-resolved controversy, former Alabama teammates Daisha Simmons and Brittany Jack call for NCAA student-athletes to "be treated with more respect, consideration, and dignity". As Daisha Simmons fought valiantly for the ability ...more

What drives you to get up and train?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:13pm

Katie Taylor looking to be the best female boxer in the world, and Irish rugby player Paul O'Connell looking to be the best male rugby player in the world.Toyota have brought them together in a fascinating look behind the scenes at training in both sports...more

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