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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.

Why sports fans are the way they are
Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to ...[Read on]
Wendy Parker: The Midsummer Classic and the American pastime
  July is the time for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and Hall of Fame induction, so I’ll be devoting some posts this week to topics related to baseball’s future — and as always the case with this sport — and exp...[Read on]
Sports History Files: Remembering Louis Zamperini
  Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, World War II prisoner of war and the subject of an acclaimed biography by Laura Hillenbrand, has died at the age of 97. Zamperini’s life was recounted in “Unbroken: A World War II Story of ...[Read on]
Sports longform and soccer: An ideal match
Tweet As the World Cup got started a couple weeks ago I laid out a rambling summary of how various media outlets — including more traditional ones — were jumping on the soccer bandwagon. What I didn’t do was get into was how the new lo...[Read on]
Women writers on boxing, gender and culture
Tweet This week I’ve been devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts: • Title IX, sports and the culture of grieva...[Read on]
Diamond dilemma: Women, softball and baseball
Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...[Read on]
Sexuality, Pride and women’s basketball
Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...[Read on]
Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance
Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from today’s Title IX anniversary, ongoing matters related to investigations of sexual assault on college campuses, the O’Bannon v. NCAA trial and continuing cultural issues relating t...[Read on]
The paradox of sports journalists online
Tweet On Tuesday I write about developments in sports media, and occasionally step back in time to a different era in sports journalism. * * * * * * * * When I first got the hang of Twitter — and discovered how much of a magnificent time vampire ...[Read on]
Soccer’s American television and media evolution
Tweet (This is the second in a series of posts this week about the World Cup, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil. Monday’s post was about FIFA dealing with match-fixing and corruption allegations.) Twenty years ago this summer, the lead announcers ...[Read on]