The Tucker Center and tptMN have collaborated to produce a second documentary, the Emmy Award-winning "Media Coverage & Female Athletes," a groundbreaking video featuring research-based information examining the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes. Interviews with sport media scholars and personal stories from award-winning coaches and female athletes explore these issues and dispel the common—and untrue—myths that nobody’s interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells." [LEARN MORE]
The 2015-16 Head Coaches of Women's Collegiate Teams. 40+ years after Title IX, female sport participation is at an all-time high but the percentage of women coaching women at the collegiate level has declined from 90+% in 1974 to near an all-time low today of 40%. To address this issue, the Tucker Center, in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, add the 2015-16 year to their research series. [LEARN MORE].
Tucker Center coaches in women’s collegiate athletics research noted
LaVoi, Tucker Center publish Division III women’s team coach data
Buysse interviewed on gender equity, media representation on CW23-Twin Cities
Kane quoted in espnW piece on female cyclists
Tucker Center, Affiliated Scholar Cheryl Cooky mentioned in Nation piece
Rebroadcasts of Tucker Center’s “Media Coverage of Female Athletes” video
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