Tag: Women's Sports Foundation

NFL says Girls Are All Right? Super Bowl Promoted Girls Through Sam Gordon

NFL says Girls Are All Right? Super Bowl Promoted Girls Through Sam Gordon
  At yesterday’s HarBowl, the NFL appeared to have any number of story lines going…brother vs. brother…Ray Lewis’ last game, Joe Flacco ultimately proving himself as a Super Bowl winner (and to my mind, just under the ‘elite’ status he craves) after five frustrating seasons….there was one story that I wondered if anyone picked up on like... Read more »

107-2? Should There Be A 'Slaughter Rule' In Indiana HS Basketball?

107-2? Should There Be A 'Slaughter Rule' In Indiana HS Basketball?
In the NCAA Regional Basketball Tournaments, it’s always fun when mid-major Division 1 college teams (let’s call them “Davids”)—St. Xavier, Murray State,  Lehigh, Norfolk, etc., take on unsuspecting, swaggering  major basketball programs (aka, “Goliaths) like Duke, Kentucky, Louisville,  or UConn) and win it all. Hello, Duke vs. Lehigh in 2012….75-70 Lehigh…bye-bye to Coach Kin the Round of 64! Or... Read more »

Girl Football Players=Future NFL Prospects?

Girl Football Players=Future NFL Prospects?
Football. The last bastion of men’s sports? Maybe not. Let’s go to post Title IX America. In 1974, in Montgomery County, PA,  ten-year old Suzanne “Suzy” Kolber won a spot on a little league football team, but quit due to strong opposition from parents and other adults. Kolber, of course, is well-known as the sideline... Read more »
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Sleeping With the Enemy....A Postscript On Petraeus and Broadwell

Sleeping With the Enemy....A Postscript On Petraeus and Broadwell
I will never forget the first time I was asked out by the subject of an interview. I was just out of college, in my first job as a Community Relations Assistant at a small, private hospital in Chicago.  He was the Medical Director. I was 23. We were having a great back-and-forth conversation as... Read more »

"Binders Full" of Amazing Women, Now and In The Future, Thanks to Title IX

"Binders Full" of Amazing Women, Now and In The Future, Thanks to Title IX
With both political candidates focusing so heavily on the women’s vote this November, I thought I would re-run one of my earlier columns this year about the many positive effects of Title IX, the ruling that changed my life and the life of many famous individuals. My niece Amelia, age 9, is one busy and... Read more »

Wait! It Gets Better....How Bullying Led Me Here

Wait! It Gets Better....How Bullying Led Me Here
This is a story about being bullied. It’s also a story about a happy ending. Recently, I met up with my youth pastor at a reunion event. He’d been a great influence during a time when my faith had been in flux, when I had been concerned that God, along with everyone else, didn’t have... Read more »
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Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night

Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night
Quick Trivia: Who was the only woman basketball player signed by a pro NBA team in the late 70’s? The answer is coming to the Allstate Arena on Friday night. One of the true pioneers in women’s basketball, Hall of Famer and award-winning broadcaster Ann Meyers Drysdale is in her first season as Vice President of both... Read more »

What's Behind The Chicago Sky's Best Start Ever?

What’s the weather report on the Chicago Sky in 2012?   Well, as accurately as anyone can predict Chicago’s summer weather, I’d have to say: blue skies with hardly any clouds in range. Except a noticeable thundercloud to the East…the Eastern Conference, that is. And maybe a distant one in the West as well…the Western Conference, that is. Who wears... Read more »

Women Rule This Election Season! Title IX's Impact and Future

With both political candidates focusing so heavily on the women’s vote this November, I thought I would re-run one of my earlier columns this year about the many positive effects of Title IX, the ruling that changed my life and the life of many famous individuals. My niece Amelia, age 9, is one busy and... Read more »
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Minding Your P's, Qs, and V's: Arizona Baseball, Equality, and God's Word

Minding Your P's, Qs, and V's: Arizona Baseball, Equality, and God's Word
My friend Elizabeth Hess, of WDWS’ morning show in Champaign-Urbana, is known for the quick-witted, timely quote. As she reported on Facebook, I just found out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Her son asked her an interesting question the other day: “Mom,” he said. “Is it better to have a penis or a vagina?”... Read more »