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Featured Media

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]

Featured Research

The 2016-17 Head Coaches of Women's D-I 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, adds an NCAA D-II report to the other eight in the research series. [LEARN MORE].

The first of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.