women’s sports

May 28th, 2016

To Change The Culture Of Sports, Try Putting Women In Charge

Baylor University football players stood by their former coach this week, after he was fired for his part in ignoring and covering up crimes against women. Bill Littlefield offers a potential solution for a problem that reaches far beyond Baylor.

In Their Own Words
May 14th, 2016

Marilyn Bell Di Lascio Gets Back In The Water

Record-breaking swims across Lake Ontario, the English Channel and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the 1950s made Marilyn Bell Di Lascio a teenage celebrity. Years after stepping away from the sport to start a family and life out of the water, Bell Di Lascio, now 78, has rediscovered her joy for swimming.

April 16th, 2016

No Matter The Sport, Women Athletes Are Always Paid Less

No one is surprised that women get paid less than men in sports. The same is true in nearly every other profession. What’s surprising is that female athletes routinely get paid less than they should, even after accounting for revenue, profits and popularity. Bill Littlefield explores the story.

April 9th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Villanova Wins, Tennis Ball Controversy, Race In Baseball

Did we just witness the five most exciting seconds in March Madness history? Did you know men and women play with different tennis balls? And is baseball too white?

March 30th, 2016

Are The UConn Women Too Good?

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, undefeated and nearly unchallenged this season, seems destined to win the NCAA championship. Bill Littlefield has some thoughts about the team’s dominance and the backlash that dominance has provoked.

March 19th, 2016

With One Season Down, Women’s Pro Hockey Looks To Expand

Last weekend, the Boston Pride beat the Buffalo Beauts for the first NWHL championship. With one season in the books, Bill Littlefield looks at the state of the National Women’s Hockey League.

January 16th, 2016

Cholitas Luchadoras: The Indigenous Women Wrestlers Of Bolivia

The seat of the Bolivian government is usually called “La Paz” but the city’s full name is Nuestra Senora de La Paz — “Our Lady of Peace.” Reporter Asa Merritt recently traveled to La Paz and found a group of female wrestlers who are anything but peaceful.

October 24th, 2015

Opportunities Expand, But Women Still Facing Barriers In Sports

If you pay attention to the headlines, there have never been more opportunities for women in sports. But is the landscape as good as it seems? Bill Littlefield speaks to Professor Nefertiti Walker.

October 17th, 2015

Muslim Lady Warriors Balance Modest Dress, Performance And Fashion

For young girls of East African descent living and playing basketball in Minneapolis, balancing cultural and religious standards of modesty with a love of sports can pose challenges. Producer Sam Radwany has the story of how the Lady Warriors basketball team designed uniforms that keep them both observant and competitive.

August 12th, 2015

Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal Fight

With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there’s been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur — but, then again, maybe it could…

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