Category: Title IX

Stirring up 'Good Trouble' for the Notorious RBG

Stirring up 'Good Trouble' for the Notorious RBG
“My philosophy is very simple, when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, say something, do something, get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble!”         Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) The 2020 season of our discontent reached new depths with the passing of two civil rights icons who died at just the time... Read more »

The Score's moment of reckoning in Dan McNeil

The Score's moment of reckoning in Dan McNeil
Not so long ago, l guest-lectured at Columbia College in Chicago. My topic? ‘A Woman’s experiences in Sports Journalism.’ To the Gen Y’s in the room, who had grown up in a Post-Title IX era, it seemed incredible that l had to fight for my place in sports journalism, that l, as a Pre-Title IX... Read more »

Where's the 'One Shining Moment' for the NCAA's Women?

Where's the 'One Shining Moment' for the NCAA's Women?
NCAA’s annual March Madness is history for 2018. Immortalizing it every year is a tradition. CBS Sports produces a final montage of the greatest moments of the tournament. You’ll remember everything that happened, thanks to the end montage. Set to David Barrett’s ‘One Shining Moment,’ sung by Ne-Yo since 2016, the music carries the tournament... Read more »
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'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 »

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 »

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14
A note from our friend, Lauren Niemura, of the Chicago Sky: Led by the WNBA’s reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne, back-to-back Sixth Woman of the Year Allie Quigley and six-time WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter, the Sky begins the 34-game regular season against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 14 at Allstate Arena. Led by returning... Read more »
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Thoughts on Jessica Mendoza as ESPN's MLB analyst

Jessica Mendoza: You are a sports pioneer. A glass-shatterer. And I salute you! I covered Jessica Mendoza during her NPF days with the USSA Pride as they battled with Chicago Bandits for the Cowles Cup Championship in 2011 at the Ballpark at Rosemont. I rejoiced when ESPN hired her as a sideline reporter and College World Series analyst. For... Read more »

Former Radio Personality Catherine Johns Helps Others to 'Show Up And Shine'

Former Radio Personality Catherine Johns Helps Others to 'Show Up And Shine'
In the 1980s and ’90s, former WLS Radio star Catherine Johns was known as the brassy, no-nonsense morning news anchor and self-described “side-chick” to Radio Hall of Fame icons Larry Lujack and Fred Winston.When WLS changed its format to all-talk in 1989, management recognized Johns’ unique, empathetic connection to listeners by awarding Johns her own... Read more »

Talking to my 10-year-old about why people are transgender

Talking to my 10-year-old about why people are transgender
Transgender talk is in the news, and therefore, a major topic of conversation in our household, thanks to former Olympian/Mr. Kardashian/actor Bruce Jenner becoming ‘Caitlyn.’ Our Rosie, at 10 years old, is a very inquisitive child. “I was born asking ‘why,’ she told me. “That’s funny….I was too!” I said. So, when Jenner announced he... Read more »
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Thoughts on the 2015 WNBA Draft and leaving school early

Thoughts on the 2015 WNBA Draft and leaving school early
The 2015 WNBA Draft will be remembered primarily as the year underclassmen went 1-2. Yes, the men have been doing it since the 1970’s (think Moses Malone, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, etc.)  But the women? Not so much. The last player to declare early, according to the New York Times, was... Read more »