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Wait, it’s not the POTUS’s job to play PC b-ball — women have to get in the game!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor Um, earth to FairGameNews.com readers! Did no one read Laura’s post on Monday? (Actually our tracker shows they did). Then, why no comments to tell her she was talking crazy? C’mom -- you’ve got to keep us on our toes! I read it and nearly came through my computer ...

Baby blue for prostate cancer awareness?

Monday, October 5th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor Pink is nice, but how about baby blue? If the NFL wants to leverage the resources of Monday Night Football (and Sunday day and night football, too) on a public health issue -- and do it in a gender-coded manner -- how about a prostate cancer campaign? Why not speckle ...

Acosta & Carpenter on why it’s nonsense-talk that females want male coaches, why women’s teams shouldn’t be the Lady (fill in the blank) — and more

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Laura Pappano and Lauren Taylor R. Vivian Acosta and Linda Jean Carpenter, professors emerita at the City University of New York's Brooklyn College and co-authors of a book on Title IX, have collected data on women’s roles on – and off – the field in college athletics since 1977.  They have ...

Back to Sports Reminder for Parents: You’re not the coach, ref, or SportsCenter analyst

Friday, September 4th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor I’m not a parent. I don’t know what it's like to be on the sidelines watching your child compete -- and feeling powerless. But I am a Gen-Y athlete who saw friends’ parents embarrass themselves in the stands of lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer games. Heading into the Fall ...

Coaches: Understand Why They Play

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor When I take a moment to think critically about sports -- and youth sports in particular – it seems bizarre to consider how passionate we all are. In concrete terms, after all, the grass field has no meaning without us on it. The rules of the game are ...

Getting Urban Girls into the Game: Dance First?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor It is the quiet story behind the high-profile victories of women’s athletics:  After thirty years of Title IX, after the superstardom of Mia Hamm, Michelle Wie, and Venus Williams, even after the advocacy of groups like the Women’s Sports Foundation, girls – especially in urban communities – are ...

Northwestern Women’s LAX: Let Us Count The Ways In Which They Dominate

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

By Lauren Taylor Let’s get it out up front: No other team has put out a strong enough showing during the NCAA DI Tournament (or season) to make me doubt that the “purple haze” we’ve fallen into won’t continue. I’d like to see another team besides Northwestern come out on top, (better ...

LAX Playoffs: What to Look for in This Weekend’s Matchups

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor Round one of the women’s NCAA Division 1 lacrosse tournament offered zero upsets, but expect excitement this weekend when top teams meet in the quarterfinals (championships next weekend at Towson University in Maryland). This is college sports -- and anything can happen. Breaking it down: Number one seed Northwestern ...

LAX: Women are stealing from the men (and that might be good)

Monday, April 13th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor After many years of lugging around a lacrosse stick to various U.S. locales and being met with conspicuous stares and questions of “What is that?” I was thrilled to see women’s (and men’s) lacrosse being nationally televised this past weekend. As I watched Syracuse and Notre Dame face off, ...