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Spike this: Pregnant volleyball player misserved by school officials

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

By Laura Pappano Sure, research shows that high school girls who play sports are less likely than their non-athletic peers to get pregnant. But sometimes it happens. When it does, schools and districts need fair and sensible policies that allow girls (with guidance from a physician) to continue to compete and participate, ...

Little League World Series TV: Baseball 36; Softball 3

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

By Laura Pappano The visual is stunning. Click here to see the Little League Softball World Series championship TV schedule.  You’ll find ESPN2 (the channel broadcasting women’s college hoops unless there is a men’s game that can’t fit the ESPN or network schedule) is showing two semi-final games on Tues., Aug. 18 ...

What Women’s Professional Soccer Can Learn from NASCAR: Love The Fans You’ve Got

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

By Laura Pappano Let’s get over the woe-is-us tone that shrouds women’s professional soccer. Yesterday’s NY Times story captured the uncertainty league bigwigs feel around the (admittedly) very challenging task of filling soccer stadiums, and getting enough sponsor and ad dollars to give WPS staying power – and in a recession. What’s ...