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Wendy Parker (WendyParker)

http://www.wendyparker.org/

@wparker

Atlanta, GA

About WendyParker:

I'm a veteran sports journalist, blogger and Web editor. Formerly a sportswriter and online journalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I'm a correspondent for Basketball Times and have extensively covered women's college basketball, soccer and Olympic sports.

WendyParker's Favorite Sports:

Basketball, W College Hoops, WNBA, Soccer, FIFA, WNT, NWSL

WendyParker's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars

No celebrities. No bimbos. No snark. Just the best reads, views and reviews about sports, and with a special focus on women's athletics.

Wendy Parker on the increasingly guilty pleasures of the football fan
Tweet On Monday my post is generally related to a sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. This week I am devoting posts to the upcoming American football season, college and pro, wi...[Read on]
Wendy Parker on the baseball strike, 20 years later
How I enjoy and perceive the game of baseball changed forever 20 years ago this week, when well-heeled major leaguers went on strike. A month later, as pennant races should have been coming to a climax, MLB cancelled not only the regular season, but the ...[Read on]
A sour turn for a ‘quality’ sportswriting venture
On Tuesday I write about developments in sports media, and occasionally step back in time to a different era in sports journalism. * * * * * * * * Just as Sports Illustrated was rolling out its 60th anniversary fare last week, the doors abruptly closed ...[Read on]
Wendy Parker on the fate of the non-revenue NCAA athlete
On Monday my post is generally related to a timely sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. * * * * * * * * I don’t know much about law, economics, business, marketing, publi...[Read on]
From the archives: The gap between sports and art
While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * Sports art exhibits are not uncommon, but they’re not talked or written about all that much either. Despite som...[Read on]
From the archives: A half-century of SI swimsuits
While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * * The usual furor over the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue didn’t materialize much this winter. That wa...[Read on]
From the archives: The Web and longform sports
While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * When I posted “The Web’s longform longform sports evolution continues” in September 2012, I had no ...[Read on]
From the archives: Baseball and the Romantics
While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * With another Baseball Hall of Fame Class having been inducted into Cooperstown, I thought I’d dig into the XCs v...[Read on]
PEN/ESPN honors Anderson; BASW 2014 lineup announced
Tweet When hearing the news this week that he had been awarded the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing, Dave Anderson said, ”I’d put that right on the same level as the Pulitzer Prize.” Anderson, a colu...[Read on]
Midweek Books: The odyssey of golf in China
  On Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author. * * * * * * * * Golf was outlawed in China until 1984. Now there are believed to be several million ...[Read on]