This makes me very happy. A new league administered by US Soccer. Salaries for USA, CAN, and MEX national team players being subsidized by their respective WNT federations seems a sound investment for what is both a training and development … Continue reading
On September 1, Pia Sundhage, the head coach of US Soccer’s Women’s National Team, announced her intention to return home to pursue opportunities in Sweden (i.e. the head coaching position with their WNT). Like many, I was caught by surprise by this. While I begrudge her none of her opportunities, I can’t help but selfishly worry about the USWNT. Continue reading
The 2012 season of the WPS was cancelled today. The question hanging in the air is whether this is the death of the league (like the previous WUSA), or if this is an opportunity for the league to experience a successful rebirth? Continue reading
It’s the first weekend of June and about a fifth of the WNBA season is done (boy, that was quick). It seems like a good time to offer up some opinions about the season so far. I didn’t do my usual pre-season post simply because with all of the off-season changes, it seemed to be an exercise too fraught with not-enough-information-itis. Continue reading
<blockquote>When it comes to coverage of sports on television news and highlights shows, if it’s male, it not only leads — it totally dominates. Men’s sports received 96.3% of the airtime on the three local stations. “SportsCenter” was no less … Continue reading
In his commentary: Baylor’s Griner deserves a second chance, Richard Justice said one thing that really leapt out at me: If we’re willing to forgive all the addicts, wife beaters, cheats, juicers and perverts in sports, then we ought to be … Continue reading
Totally important. Female Athletes: An Unspoken Sisterhood | BlogHer.
It’s so easy to be cynical about sports and athletes at times. This story never fails to wash that away for a while. YouTube – W. Oregon Sara Tucholsky first HR – ultimate sportsmanship.
This is going to be one wacky preseason in the WNBA. I’d expect that in the coming weeks there is going to be a lot of player movement as marketable players get waived due to the 11-man roster as well as cap issues. Continue reading
Why did the Maryland Terrapins lose their Elite Eight game in the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament? Was it defense? Was it offense? The phase of the moon? No…it was something much more insidious and yet predictable. Continue reading
After too long an absence, the always entertaining women of soccer return to the professional pitch for the first time since the WUSA folded. Yes, it’s time for Women’s Processional Soccer (WPS). Continue reading
It was another battle to save in the vault between the Terps and the Blue Devils. Though this was the first time they met in the ACC Tournament finals, it wasn’t their first meeting in a final in their history. But, as in the 2006 NCAA Championship game, Maryland toughed it out for a hard-won win (Duke 89 – MD 92). Continue reading
The behind-the-scenes show, Under the Shell, which follows the University of Maryland Women’s Basketball team both on-and-off the court, has found itself a new home at www.undertheshell.tv. This new site features all the episodes of Under the Shell from the previous four seasons as well as the current season to-date. Continue reading
A little over three years ago I bemoaned the fact that Tennessee had elected to not have their player’s names on their jerseys. Since then, the policy has spread like an epidemic from school to school. I still think that this dubious practice is bad for women’s basketball and quite possibly for team sports in general. Continue reading
I received a few emails wanting to see the sports photos I used to take — or worse, thought I was full of it. While I can’t speak to the latter, I hope that I might be able to satisfy the former. Continue reading