A good article by a former benefactor of Title IX, coach and soccer mom, asking the same question that all of the parents and the girls on my basketball teams ask: Where the heck are all the female coaches? A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX
The girls and I sat four rows back at center court. We could almost touch them. A year ago, when my girls played for me, we named a play after Skylar Diggins; it was when she was ripping through the NCAA tournament with her Notre Dame Fighting Irish. And now, we were watching her face… Continue reading Storm Outing with the Mentees!
Despite the success of Title IX, girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate that boys do. I used the following 45 second video in class on Thursday in the students' discussion of propaganda and advertisement. "Scary," one of the high school girls said. "But so true." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URVYgTbbryE
It seems like this article has been written before, and more than once: New York Time's "Women’s Soccer League Tries to Connect and Survive" reports that yet another professional women's sports league is struggling not just to prosper, but to simply hold on. I think I've read that article before, as a kid, about the ABL, the… Continue reading The Plateauing of Title IX…
Breanna Stewart: "For us, the pursuit of perfection is something we do every day. It's demanded by our coach, expected by our fans, and promised to each other. Winning titles, that's what we do." The UConn Huskies capped off another perfect season, 40-0, by routing another previously undefeated team, Notre Dame (37-1) in the first… Continue reading Pursuit of Perfection
In the March of 2002, there was a photograph of Sue Bird hopping into Diana Tarausi's arms on the cover of New York Times when the UConn Huskies, considered then to be the best women's team ever assembled, capped off their perfect season, 39-0. I was in high school then, but I still remember that picture. It was… Continue reading A Sport at a Crossroads
12 min 10 seconds - longest UConn had trailed in any games this season. Good effort, Stanford. See you in the WNBA, Chiney! Undefeated (UConn, 39-0) versus undefeated (Notre Dame, 37-0) for the first time in NCAA history. Go Fighting Irish! Tuesday, April 8, 2014, on ESPN. Geno: "Women's basketball needs rivalries like this, teams… Continue reading And then there were two…
It takes 0.27 seconds to find the schedule for the men's Final Four. When you type any combination of "men's basketball," "NCAA Final Four," "college basketball" into Google, Google immediately gives you the times of these games. Two days ago, I was trying to find out what time the women's games, also in its Final… Continue reading March Madness