Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)



Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

Big 12 Basketball: Solid Aggie defense stifles the Longhorns
posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:03pm

Losing to Kansas State last week provided Coach Gary Blair and the Texas A&M Aggies a perfectly-timed wake-up call as they rounded the corner toward postseason play. The Aggies overwhelmed the Texas Longhorns with high-pressure defense and came out wi...more

Big 12 Tournament: Kansas State edges Iowa State when it counts
posted on March 9, 2011 at 4:59pm

After losing to the Cyclones twice this season, the Kansas State wildcats were determined to not lose to them at the Big 12 Tournament today. "We felt we could bring it a little more today, especially since they played last night," said sophomore Brittan...more

Kim Mulkey: Every coach in American should have the pleasure of coaching a Melissa Jones
posted on March 9, 2011 at 2:26pm

Coach Mulkey, Brittney Griner and Melissa Jones took their seats at the head table at the post-game press conference after demolishing Kansas 86-51 in Big 12 tournament play. “Coach, we’ll hear your comments about the game and then we’l...more

Women Talk Sports Radio Show - Champion Boxer, Promoter, Global Boxing VP and now Reality Show Host Maureen Shea
posted on March 6, 2011 at 6:56pm

Female boxing star Maureen Shea of the Bronx, New York will host a landmark reality show in Mexico, with filming beginning later this month in Chiapas, Mexico. The show, entitled "Todas Contra Mexico", will pit a team of female pro boxers from Mexico agai...more

Video: US WNT's two goals against Japan, giving them a win in their Algarve Cup opener
posted on March 3, 2011 at 10:28am

The U.S. Women's National Team opened the Algarve Cup with a 2-1 win over Japan on Wednesday. Check out videos of the two goals below, courtesy of US Soccer. Amy Rodriguez scores the first goal for the US: Megan Rapinoe scores, assisted by Heather O'R...more

2011 National Pro Fastpitch College Senior Draft Presented by MIKEN on March 18th
posted on March 1, 2011 at 5:25pm

NASHVILLE (via release) - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and its four-affiliate teams will hold the 2011 NPF Senior Draft presented by Miken on March 18, 2011.  The Draft will be streamed at 8pm EST from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. For...more

Video: Update on Hope Solo's comeback from shoulder surgery
posted on March 1, 2011 at 5:16pm

USSoccer's YouTube Channel published an update yesterday on the progress of U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo who is coming back from major shoulder surgery.  ...more

Maureen Shea to Host Female Boxing Reality Show
posted on February 28, 2011 at 11:30pm

NEW YORK (March 1, 2011, via release) - Female boxing star Maureen Shea of the Bronx, New York will host a landmark reality show in Mexico, with filming beginning later this month in Chiapas, Mexico. The show, entitled "Todas Contra Mexico", will pit a ...more

IOC member praises women’s ski jumping event in Oslo; positive sign for Sochi 2014
posted on February 27, 2011 at 6:23pm

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 26, via release) – A little bit of sunshine peeked through an otherwise windy, foggy and challenging day Friday after women ski jumpers took to the Midtstubakken hill at the World Championships in Oslo — ready to prove to th...more

Austria's Iraschko reigns at Ski Jumping Worlds amidst thick fog, wind. Defending champ Van misses finals
posted on February 25, 2011 at 2:41pm

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 25, via release) – Austria’s Daniela Iraschko emerged through the heavy fog and wind to take the gold medal in the second World Championships ever to allow women to compete in ski jumping. Italy’s Elena Runggaldier cap...more

Quick Results from Women's Ski Jumping World Championships
posted on February 25, 2011 at 12:40pm

Quick results of this morning's ski jump competition at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships, gleaned from Women's Ski Jumping USA's Facebook page. More details to come. In order of earliest updates to final results: At break before second jump: Dani...more

Women's ski jumpers say last day of training before Worlds helped with confidence
posted on February 24, 2011 at 5:00pm

Oslo, Norway (Feb. 24, via release) – Women ski jumpers had their final day of official training Thursday at the Holmenkollen venue in advance of Friday’s normal hill competition at the Nordic World Ski Championships. A spattering of onlooker...more

Tosh.0 - Put some effort into it next time
posted on February 23, 2011 at 12:16pm

Last night, the TV show Tosh.0 featured a couple of female high school hurdlers who were embarrassed by a video of their hurdle race going viral last spring. It was embarrassing because everyone thought it was hilarious that they kept hitting hurdles and ...more

Women Talk Sports Radio Show - Boy vs Girl in High School Wrestling
posted on February 20, 2011 at 6:49pm

This week, Iowa high school sophomore Joel Northrup came to the decision to forfeit his state tournament opening-round match against freshman Cassy Herkelman, despite the fact that he was one of the favorites for the title in a state known for its wrestli...more

Ski jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome ready to pick the World Championships up and drop it on its head
posted on February 20, 2011 at 12:23pm

2009 World Champ Lindsey Van, by Getty Images The FIS Nordic Ski World Championships start Wednesday in Oslo. For only the second time, women’s ski jumping will be included in the program - as an individual event only. This is currently the largest s...more

VISA Women's Ski Jumping team targets podium for Nordic World Championships
posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:22pm

2009 World Champion Lindsey Van Five members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team will compete Friday, Feb. 25, in the 2011 Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway — which marks only the second time in history that women have been al...more

Jess Philippus puts Jason High in a d'arce (Post-FIght Interview)
posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:17pm

Philippus with her 2 cornermen (left) and her husband (right). Check out the guys' "I heart wrestler chicks" t-shirts. Philippus wrestled at Missouri Valley, the first college to have a women's wrestling team. Jess Philippus reached her "ultimate goal"...more

Sarah Goodlaxson: from no sports allowed to beating people up
posted on February 4, 2011 at 8:50pm

Sarah Goodlaxson wasn't allowed to play any sports growing up because her parents were against it for religious reasons. When she got to high school, she couldn't take it anymore and told her parents, "You can't stop me from being healthy!" She was allowe...more

Jess Philippus worked all night, slept all day and fights Sarah Goodlaxson tonight
posted on February 4, 2011 at 8:39pm

Jess Philippus was called out by Sarah Goodlaxson last spring when Philippus was 1-1 and Goodlaxson was 2-2. Philippus wanted to get a few more fights under her belt. Then they had problems finding a card to fight on. Now, Philippus is 5 and 1, Goodlaxson...more

Since her days as a player, CU volleyball coach Liz Kritza has put Girls First
posted on February 1, 2011 at 10:51pm

This article is part of our National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration. For NGWSD, Girls First will be taking the girls in the program to a Tulane women's basketball game, pairing the event with a meal and a mini-clinic, as is customary fo...more

Allyson Felix surprises Aisling Cuffe with announcement of Gatorade honor
posted on February 1, 2011 at 5:27pm

This article is part of our National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration.  Today, high school cross-country and track & field star Aisling Cuffe got the surprise of her lifetime. Olympic and World Championships gold medalist Allyson Feli...more

Jen Rhines, Mo Trafeh Win USA Half Marathon Titles in Houston
posted on January 30, 2011 at 10:25am

via release HOUSTON (Jan. 29, 2011) - Under overcast conditions in the Bayou City on Saturday morning, Mo Trafeh and  Jen Rhines won USA Half Marathon titles in 1:02:17 and 1:11:14 respectively. The national championship  presented by Aramco ...more

Allyson Felix: Speak softly and lift heavy weights
posted on January 26, 2011 at 2:11pm

Check out itty-bitty (sorry Allyson!) track superstar Allyson Felix work out at Velocity Sports Performance in LA. She throws that weight around pretty good!  ...more

Breaking: Western New York Flash Acquire FIFA World Player of the Year Marta
posted on January 25, 2011 at 10:04pm

Club Takes Over Contract from FC Gold Pride for 2011 WPS Season (via release) Buffalo, NY (January 25, 2011) -- The Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced on Tuesday that they have acquired the five-time FIFA World Pla...more

National Pro Fastpitch Releases 2011 Championship Series Site
posted on January 25, 2011 at 1:02pm

Nashville (via release) – National Pro Fastpitch in conjunction with Sulphur Parks and Recreation announced today the site for the 2011 NPF Championship Series. The Series has been awarded again to Sulphur, Louisiana and will be held August 18-21 ...more

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