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NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v2.0
by All White Kit
posted September 29, 2014 at 2:28am

Seeded Teams 1 – Stanford – Pac-12* 2 – North Carolina – ACC* 3 – UCLA – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Florida State – ACC 6 – Florida – SEC 7 – Penn State – Big Te...more

NACWAA Member Retirements, Promotions and Celebrations
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:26pm

Author:  NACWAA September 25, 2014 Mary Bowman, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Support Services and Senior Woman Administrator, has announced she will retire in December after 19 years at the University ...more

2014 FIBA Women's World Championships preview: Expectations for Team Canada
by Swish Appeal
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:22pm

Team Canada's finishes in recent years in international competition suggest that they're trending upward. And as they enter the 2014 FIBA World Championships, they have plenty more potential for growth in the future. Since 2010, the Canadian Senior Wom...more

Diversity shines at the Asian Games but not for everyone
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:11pm

PIC Reuters via Al JazeeraPlaying sport as a woman can be challenging, and even impossible in some situations so it's disappointing that the International Basketball Federation has ruled against hijabs. The Asian Games are taking place at the moment, and ...more

Do you get bored with the basics? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

The better you get at something the more important the basics become. Have a beginner's mind....more

States of Exception: A review of Dave Zirin's "Brazil's Dance with the Devil"
by The Rabbit Hole
posted September 24, 2014 at 5:01pm

"The World Cup is like a marvellous party, but what happens the next day when we're hung over and the bill comes due?"This summer the sports editor for The Nation released a new book titled, Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and ...more

Wendy Parker: Sports Gods and antiheroes we think we know
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 23, 2014 at 8:46pm

Tweet “Try as we will to weigh him down with meaning, the athlete remains one step ahead of us.” – Stephen Amidon, “Something Like the Gods” * * * * * * * * Has the contemporary sports star finally been caught in the gra...more

Team Australia center Liz Cambage may have torn her Achilles tendon
by Swish Appeal
posted September 20, 2014 at 2:17pm

If confirmed, this would be a big blow to the Australian Opals basketball team. Team Australia center Liz Cambage suffered a leg injury during Friday's 72-66 loss to the USA Basketball women's national team, which was a tune-up for the FIBA World Champ...more

Leading the Herd to Hell: How we are all ruining sports together
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted September 20, 2014 at 2:15pm

As I read Lashinda’s latest post, How Sports Can Prevent More Ferguson’s, I found myself nodding in agreement, thinking of all the times sports has connected me with people of different cultures, upbringing and skin color. It is alrea...more

WNBA playoffs most-viewed postseason since 2007, according to ESPN
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 19, 2014 at 6:28pm

Not only did Phoenix reset the record books during its championship season, it drew a few more television viewers along the way. Here are some highlights of the Mercury's Game 3 win in the WNBA Finals. Below is a release from ESPN about the increased view...more

White House Unveils New Public Awareness Campaign Aimed at Campus Sexual Assault
by Title IX Blog
posted September 19, 2014 at 6:26pm

As part of its larger effort to focus public attention and government resources at the problem of sexual assault on campus, the White House today unveiled a new public awareness campaign aimed at amplifying the message that sexual assault is not just a ma...more

American Ninja Warrior and the Standardization of Play
by The Rabbit Hole
posted September 18, 2014 at 1:33pm

Kacy Katanzaro. Photo from Zap2it.American Ninja Warrior (ANW) is awesome.  If you haven't seen this show - where the heck have you been???  We are amused by embarrassing falls and face plants.  We are inspired by people like tiny Kacy Kata...more

The Moment is NOW by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

The moment is NOW! Tomorrow. Next week. Next time. When will I ever get there? One day. Sometime. I should do that. In 5 years... That's on my bucket list. I am going to do that someday!...more

How Knowing Your Personality Type Will Help You Manage Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:54pm

source As coaches, I think we all know that we’ve got different personality types on our team and I’m sure we’re all pretty conscious about how those personalities will interact.  When we bring recruits on to campus and we sit down...more

Do Competitive Spirit Competitions Offer Athletic Opportunities that Count Under Title IX?
by Title IX Blog
posted September 15, 2014 at 12:22pm

As the school year gets underway in Texas, high school students there have the opportunity for the first time to compete in a statewide cheerleading competition sanctioned this summer by the state's interscholastic athletic league (the UIL) on a one-year ...more

Head Injuries: The Wrong Lesson
by The First Line
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back when I was so foolish as to write about other sports, one of the first stories that caught my attention, in part because I once found myself sitting across the aisle from her at an invitational,* was that of Jamie Carey. Some of you more dedicated w...more

Glam Slam: Athletes hit the New York Fashion Week Circuit
by A Glam Slam
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:26pm

The month of September marks a major overlap in fashion and sports, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the US Open happen simultaneously. Athletes are seated in show front rows and fashion industry players check out the on-court action. Even Vogu...more

Writer says WNBA still looking for an identity
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 13, 2014 at 2:03pm

Interesting collection of thoughts in this piece:Recently, Griner proposed to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock, and potentially could become the first same-sex married couple in professional sports. The league seems unsure how to approa...more

NACWAA Members on the Move & In the News - Sept. 12, 2014
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:17pm

  “I do what I do because I enjoy helping others become successful and watching both my staff and students develop their potential.” Kiki Baker Barnes says. Read the article about Dillard University AD's story featured in New Orleans Mag...more

Using Personality Tests To Increase Your Team Chemistry
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:14pm

source As coaches, I think we all know that we’ve got different personality types on our team and I’m sure we’re all pretty conscious about how those personalities will interact.  When we bring recruits on to campus and we sit down...more

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

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