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:

Notre Dame upsets UConn 72-63. And the crowd goes wild.
posted on April 4, 2011 at 12:56am

You could not have written a better script for tonight's semifinals than what occurred at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Over 16,000 fans watched Texas A&M upset #1-seed Stanford and Notre Dame upset #1-seed UConn. More on Stanford-Texas A&M HERE. ...more

Texas A&M Upsets Stanford, Celebrates in Style
posted on April 3, 2011 at 10:34pm

Bet you didn't know Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair had moves like this! Blair's Aggies played hard and never gave up tonight against #1-seed Stanford. They were rewarded with a 63-62 win to advance to Tuesday night's final against the winner of...more

Interview with Jeanette Hibbs and Rene Pfender of the Liberty Belles
posted on March 29, 2011 at 3:50pm

Sunday evening, MarQ interviewed Jeanette Hibbs (defensive back) and Rene Pfender (tightend) of the Philadelphia Liberty Belles football team. The Belles open their season this Saturday against the New York Sharks. Women's football will be exciting this y...more

Charley the Championship Crawfish has gone missing! Help the NPF find him
posted on March 29, 2011 at 1:36am

Nashville (via release) - Charley the Championship Crawfish has gone missing! The National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) is relying on their fans to help find him, so Charley can be ready for the August 19th, 2011, Championship Series opening game. The Cha...more

Emily Reed taking MMA one day at a time
posted on March 26, 2011 at 1:08pm

22-year-old Emily Reed fought for the first time in October after hearing about her friend getting a fight. "Tell them to get me a fight!" Reed got a call the morning of the show and still agreed to compete, even though she had no real training under her ...more

Gatorade announces G Series FIT line, athlete ambassadors include Allyson Felix, Coco Ho
posted on March 26, 2011 at 1:03pm

Allyson Felix has recently partnered up with Gatorade to represent the new G Series FIT product line. She will join other elite athletes, such as pro surfer Coco Ho, as an athlete ambassador on the G Series FIT team. Gatorade has recognized male and femal...more

Laura Marcusse: Renaissance Woman
posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:16pm

Laura Marcusse defeated Emily Reed at the Titan Fighting Championships 17 by rear naked choke in round two. Marcusse needed an outlet after marrying young and divorcing quickly, and found one in MMA. She is also an entrepreneur, starting a successful onli...more

2011 NPF Draft Results: Diamonds select Kelsi Dunne from University of Alabama for No. 1 Pick
posted on March 19, 2011 at 11:32am

Orlando, FL (via release) – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and its four-affiliate teams held the 2011 NPF Senior Draft Presented by Miken from the Amway Center in Orlando Florida, home of the Orlando Magic. For the second consecutive year, the NPF ...more

Interview with National Pro Fastpitch Commissioner Cheri Kempf
posted on March 17, 2011 at 7:14pm

Cheri Kempf was named the commissioner of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) in 2007 after a successful career as a softball player, coach and analyst. Today, Kempf and I discussed the decision the current players were forced to make betwe...more

Big 12 Conference championship game one to remember, but not enough saw it
posted on March 12, 2011 at 5:04pm

It was the matchup we all expected. "This is how it is when Baylor and A&M play, every time," said A&M head coach Gary Blair, referring to the intense, high-quality game of basketball played between two fantastic teams, leading to a down-to-the-wi...more

Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey: a lioness defending her cubs
posted on March 12, 2011 at 4:30pm

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey isn't afraid to tell the media at the post-Big 12 Championship final press conference what she thinks about the voting for the All-Big 12 Team. Several times, she mentioned that sophomore forward Destiny Williams should have b...more

Coach Gary Blair wants YOU at the Big 12 Championship Game!
posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:52pm

Texas A&M coach Gary Blair challenges Kansas City to bring their kids and come out to watch two of the best teams in the country face off in tomorrow's Big 12 Championship game. "Come out and see two of the best teams in the country. Bring your kids and l...more

Big 12 Basketball: Baylor overwhelms Kansas State with hard-pressing defense
posted on March 11, 2011 at 3:52pm

The Baylor Bears held Kansas State's Brittany Chambers, who has had 84 three-pointers this season, to just one three-pointer today in the semi-final of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament. They also pushed the Wildcats out of the paint so much that 33 of of ...more

OU's Whitney Hand fights through the pain, thankful to be able to play
posted on March 10, 2011 at 2:21pm

With the score tied six different times throughout the game and lead changes galore, the quarterfinal game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech at the Big 12 Basketball Tournament literally wasn't over until it was over. With under a minute left in the game, ...more

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

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