women’s sports

March 16th, 2013

Career 900 For Stringer, Rutgers Misses Dance

For the first time in 11 years, the Rutgers women’s basketball will likely not play in the NCAA tournament. Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer joins Bill Littlefield to reflect on the season and to discuss her 900th career win.

In The News
March 16th, 2013

High Hopes For Diggins, No. 2 Notre Dame

Following Notre Dame’s victory over UConn in the Big East tournament, expectations are high for star Skylar Diggins and the No. 2 women’s basketball team heading into the NCAA tournament.

In The News
March 9th, 2013

Female Kicker’s NFL Flop Draws Criticism From Female Kicker

Lauren Silberman drew attention as the first female place kicker to participate in an NFL regional combine workout. She drew even more attention when her two kicks went about 15 yards each. Bill looks at Silberman’s effort and gets reaction from fellow kicker Katie Hnida.

January 26th, 2013

Argentine Women Seek Equality On The Pitch

In Argentina, boys are given soccer balls on their first birthdays and men play the game with their friends after work. But women are generally excluded from the fun, and women’s soccer is never shown on television. In Buenos Aires, Eilís O’Neill met up with some women who’ve decided it’s time for things to change.

January 16th, 2013

Women’s Soccer Hopes Third Time’s The Charm

The National Women’s Soccer League has announced the allocation of the national team players to the eight teams scheduled to begin play in the spring. Bill Littlefield rooted for the league’s two predecessors, and he’s trying to figure out how he should feel about the next incarnation of the women’s pro game.

July 7th, 2012

Women Take On Tour de France Course

Six amateur women are currently riding the entire route of the 2012 Tour de France and will reach the Champs-Elysees one day ahead of the official racers. Bill Littlefield speaks with Kate Powlison about why she’s tackling nearly 2173 long and hilly miles.

In Depth
June 30th, 2012

A Grunt By Any Other Name…

Women’s tennis has a noise pollution problem. The players’ grunts have been criticized, and the WTA is trying to change the rules to cut down on extraneous noises. Bill Littlefield and Karen Given tackle the issue.

June 23rd, 2012

Title IX: If Fairness Is The Goal

With all the strides made towards gender equality, there are still many ways in which female athletes aren’t getting a fair shake. Bill Littlefield examines the problems that still plague women’s sports, 40 years after Title IX.

June 23rd, 2012

Title IX’s Impact On Men’s Sports

The fact that Title IX has increased opportunities for women in sports is undeniable, but has the law resulted in fewer opportunities for men? Bill Littlefield speaks with Eric Pearson, chairman of the American Sports Council and ESPN The Magazine senior writer Peter Keating.

June 23rd, 2012

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Still Blazes Trails

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the greatest female athletes of all time, winning six Olympic medals in track and field, but her accomplishments wouldn’t have happened without Title IX. She joins Bill Littlefield to talk about that and more.

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