Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another
“One of the greatest ever. As a coach, competitor, colleague, mentor…Coach (Pat) Summitt defined greatness and set the bar for the rest of the sport. Thank you for the greatest games, the fiercest rivalry, and for the inspiration for success. Rest in Peace, Coach.  Statement from UConn Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma, on the death of... Read more »

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too
If you listened to any report on Chicago television news Tuesday night regarding the ESPN the Body Issue, you’d think Chicago Cubs All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta was the only Chicago athlete posing nude for the cameras. Two other athletes…superstars in their own right…were ignored almost universally: 2016 Olympics-bound forward Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA’s... Read more »

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590
For the first time since the mid-2000′s, a women’s sports team will be heard over Chicago’s airwaves, as the Chicago Bandits announced they will partner with 1590 WCGO Chicago for the upcoming season. Based in Evanston, 1590 WCGO will broadcast all Chicago Bandits games, home and away, during the 2016 campaign. The 2015 NPF Champion... Read more »
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How to overcome bullying at any age

How to overcome bullying at any age
I wrote this a few years ago. With so many stories about bullying in the news, though, I thought it was time for a refresher from my own life. Despair and loneliness aren’t your destiny. Read on…. This is a story about bullying. It’s also a story about a happy ending. A few years ago,... Read more »

Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'

Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'
The Chicago Bandits are saying farewell to ace pitcher Monica Abbott. But she’ll be crying all the way to the bank. Abbott, age 30, made history on Thursday, signing a six year deal with the expansion Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs for a cool million dollars. The move makes her the highest-paid player in National Pro... Read more »

'Mean Tweets' begets #MoreThanMean and meaner tweets toward women in sports

'Mean Tweets' begets #MoreThanMean and meaner tweets toward women in sports
As a woman who’s been fighting for my own place in sports reporting for the past 20+ years, I was extremely surprised at the reaction of the men who read the ‘Mean Tweets’ received by my friends and sisters in sports broadcasting,  WSCR-AM 670 Sports Anchor Julie DiCaro and ESPN Sports Anchor Sarah Spain. If... Read more »
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Happy Equal Pay Day?

Happy Equal Pay Day?
Equal Pay Day? I really can’t celebrate it. Like Disability Awareness Day, Child Abuse Prevention Month, and every other month, Equal Pay Day is meant to bring awareness to an issue that gets little press and consequently, far less attention. According to the most recent statistics, I earn 79% of what a man would earn... Read more »

Eight Questions with...Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse LaHue

Eight Questions with...Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse LaHue
Alyse Lahue, the General Manager of the Chicago Red Stars, has been with the women’s professional soccer league since its inception in 2007. Studying under former Chicago Fire Executive Peter Wilt, LaHue learned the secrets of building a successful franchise. Last year, the Red Stars earned their first berth in the National Women’s Soccer League... Read more »

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons are headed to their fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen in program history, and their second in the last three years, after toppling third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament. Sunday’s win was the first for DePaul against a No. 3 seed in program history. DePaul (27-8) now... Read more »
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The Mighty Macs, first women's champion, weren't even an NCAA team

The Mighty Macs, first women's champion, weren't even an NCAA team
As the Women’s NCAA gets underway, with #1 seeds UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Baylor,  it’s important to remember that once upon a time, there was no Women’s NCAA tournament. No national championship for women. No star players. No WNBA. No scholarships. Or facilities for girls. Just women who could shoot hoops. And the... Read more »
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