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 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].
Lewis’s research cited in Reuters feature on benefits of exercise on postpartum depression
Media microaggressions against female athletes, female athletes of color, show increase
Lavoi interviewed on Way of Champions podcast
Women Coaches Report cited in article on UM Duluth gay coach lawsuit
Thul’s research quoted in Deadspin article “The Full-Court Pressure of the Somali-American Sportswoman”
Tucker Center’s “Media Coverage and Female Athletes” video rebroadcast
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.