women’s sports

In Depth
June 23rd, 2012

Concussion Crisis Hits Female Athletes

The unprecedented surge of soccer-playing girls has revealed an unexpected statistic: In sports where boys and girls play by the same rules, like basketball and soccer, girls are more likely than boys to become concussed. What do the numbers mean? For that, we turn to Only a Game’s Karen Given.

In Depth
June 23rd, 2012

Brown University: Revisiting The Case For Title IX

In 1992, female athletes at Brown University sued the school for a failure to comply with Title IX. Twenty years later, Bill Littlefield revisits the case and examines its aftermath.

June 23rd, 2012

40 Years After Title IX

At the 40th anniversary of Title IX’s institution into law, Nancy Hogshead-Makar of the Women’s Sports Foundation joins Bill Littlefield to discuss how Title IX has advanced the cause for women in the classroom and on the field.

May 26th, 2012

Marlen Esparza: In a League of Her Own

Marlen Esparza is the first American woman to qualify for the debut of women’s boxing at the London Olympics. Doug Tribou speaks with Esparza and reporter Irina Aleksander, who profiled the boxer in the June issue of The Atlantic.

March 17th, 2012

Tall Task: UCSB Vs. Baylor Women’s Basketball

The Baylor women’s basketball team is an overwhelming favorite to win this year’s NCAA tournament. The team with the first shot to topple the Bears are the U.C. Santa Barbara Gauchos. Bill speaks with coach Carlene Mitchell about her team’s chances against the Bears.

February 9th, 2012

For WNBA’s Moore, Winning Isn’t Everything, It’s The Only Thing

In the aftermath of the Super Bowl, it figures that lots of are still thinking about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Bill Littlefield finds himself thinking about an athlete for whom the latter concept is apparently inconceivable.

February 4th, 2012

A League In Trouble: Women’s Pro Soccer

The latest league to market women’s soccer is in trouble. Women’s Pro Soccer has suspended operations for 2012. Bill Littlefield talks with former WPS star Kristine Lilly about the news.

December 21st, 2011

Abby Wambach: Female Athlete Of The Year…Or More?

Earlier this week, Abby Wambach, star of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, was chosen as the Associate Press Female Athlete of the Year. Bill Littlefield wonders if her title should have been something a bit more grandiose.

November 5th, 2011

Culinary Institute of America Serves Up Sports Success

If a championship game is a pressure cooker then the athletes at the Culinary Institute of America are perfectly prepared. Saturday the C.I.A. soccer team will play for their conference title. And that’s not the only CIA squad enjoying success in the school’s growing athletic department. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou cooked up this report.

September 24th, 2011

WNBA Playoffs Heating Up

The WNBA playoffs are underway, with the Minnesota Lynx facing up against the Phoenix Mercury in the Western Conference Final and the Indiana Fever playing the Atlanta Dream in the East. Clay Kallam of joins Only a Game this week.

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