Two years after the implementation of Title IX, girls’ participation in high school sports increased every year for 25 consecutive years and reached more than 3.26 million in 2014. Another big win in women’s athletics can be seen at the college level when the women’s College World Series averaged almost 440,000 more viewers than the men’s College World Series.
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This compilation profiles just some of the rad women heading to Rio this summer for the Olympic Games. From grapplers to gymnasts, these young women all have amazing personal stories and are the definition of Pretty Tough.
Check out The Most Inspiring Women Heading to Rio Olympics
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(Ed Note: We love to spotlight organizations we think are Pretty Good. Good Sports is one of them! Good Sports gives kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Meet the two women who founded this national nonprofit – CEO Melissa Harper and COO Christy Keswick – and learn more about how they are helping kids get in the game.)
PT: How did you came together to create Good Sports?
Two months after five USWNT players accused U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination in an action filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Women’s National Team continues to publicly advocate for their cause.
This week, USWNT stars Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn and Ali Krieger went on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to discuss their treatment by U.S. Soccer, focusing on the issues of both wage discrimination and field conditions in a segment with “Daily Show” corresp
(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2016, of female athletes who are also great moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.)
Being a professional athlete is demanding but being a professional athlete and a mom? That’s a whole other level of determination. Being pregnant dramatically transforms a woman’s body so to come right back to the sport she left is an amazing feat on so many levels.
Women have been competing in the Olympics sin
Calling all girls between the ages of 15 and 18 and in grades 10 – 12 who want to make a positive change in the world through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)!
If you’ve developed or dreamed of an amazing project you think could revolutionize the world, simplify our lives, help the disabled, or just make life on earth a little better, safer, or healthier, then this is for you!!
The contest is called “Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War–Girls Reform
Went to the local sports bar to the watch the UFC 196 fight but the bar was filled to capacity before Happy Hour even ended.
Decided to go back to the house to order PPV and failed miserably (thanks Time Warner). But it didn’t take long to hear the news that Meisha Tate got a hook in the fifth round and locked Holm up in rear-naked choke. Holm struggled mightily, but went to sleep in “Cupcake’s” grip.
Tate – the new UFC women’s bantamweight champion #UFC196! Wow. Congratulatio
It’s softball season! Do you need some new jokes to keep you laughing? Feel free to cut and paste some of our favorites:
Q: Why was the piano tuner hired to play on the softball team? A: Because she had perfect pitch.
Q: Why did the softball fan take his car to the game? A: He heard it was a long drive to center field.
Q:Why was the chef hired to coach the softball team? A: Because he knew how to handle a batter.
Q: Why does it take longer to
Heading into Superbowl 50, the NFL held its first ever “Women’s Summit” (#inthehuddle) in San Francisco this week.
Taking place in the ornate Beaux Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom atop the Merchants Exchange Building in the Financial District, the room was packed with lots of female athletes, journalists and executives.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shared opening remarks before turning things over to Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who delivered the eve
Our friends at Up2UsSports and Coach Across America put together this great infographic to celebrate the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. Lots of important info that everyone should know!Related Posts Jennie Finch Talks Softball, Women’s Sports Today in History: Billie Jean King and The Battle of The Sexes
If you’re a sports fan, chances are you’ve stumbled upon something called Ladyball recently. If not, Ladyball is a bright new soccer ball designed specifically for women. Do women really need their own pink ball? The launch created quite a firestorm on social media. Read on to find out what all the fuss is about.
Check out Ladyball: Women’s Sports Equipment Doesn’t Need to Be Pink
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(New York, NY – February 1) Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, attended the World Boxing Council’s Second Female Convention in Tijuana, Mexico, to honor record holders in the boxing industry.
The first record title was presented to Alicia Ashley, recognizing her as the Oldest female boxing champion, a feat she has achieved twice in her life. The Jamaican boxer, aged 48, is the current Super Bantamweight Champion of the World. The se
“Some of you have been waiting your whole life to be treated like a ballplayer.” -Justine Siegal
Last week I played on a baseball team for the first time. I’m 44. It was an all women’s baseball team. We played an all women’s team. The umps were both women. A coach on each team was a woman. I got to play on the field at Jet Blue Park, Fenway South, spring training home of the Boston Red Sox. I was part of the inaugural Women’s Red Sox Fantasy Camp.
Women have bee
The topic of concussions has taken center stage of late, most prominently with the release of the movie “Concussion” in December 2015. Concussion is derived from the Latin concutere (“to shake violently”) or concussus (“action of striking together”). Even with the heavy coverage of the college and pro-athlete concussion rates, there’s one group of athletes not getting much attention – women.
Data reveals that women suffer from a higher rate of concussions
On last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” guest hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler enlisted Amy Schumer to poke fun at Taylor Swift’s “squad”. Some call the sketch hypocritical while others applaud the talented duo and the “Bad Blood” parody. Thoughts?