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Thul’s research quoted in Deadspin article “The Full-Court Pressure of the Somali-American Sportswoman”

The latest posting of online publication Deadspin includes an article, “The Full-Court Pressure of the Somali-American Sportswoman,” which explores the challenges Somali women face in participating in sports and physical activity through the lens of the Somali-American community in Minneapolis.  The research of School of Kinesiology lecturer Chelsey Thul, Ph.D., is discussed extensively, and Thul; Cawo Abdi, Ph.D., associate … Continue reading Thul’s research quoted in Deadspin article “The Full-Court Pressure of the Somali-American Sportswoman” [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s “Media Coverage and Female Athletes” video rebroadcast

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is proud to announce several new airings of the video in May of 2017 of its groundbreaking video, “Media Coverage and Female Athletes.” tpt MN Channel 2.2 Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:00 AM Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 PM The video builds on … Continue reading Tucker Center’s “Media Coverage and Female Athletes” video rebroadcast [READ MORE]

Tucker Center research cited in article on Meyer case at Iowa

The Tucker Center’s Women Coaches Report research series is cited in a Cedar Rapids Gazette article, “After Jane Meyer verdict, UI orders review of employment practices.” Meyer, a former senior Associate Athletics Director, had filed a gender and sexual orientation case against the University. [READ MORE]

WomenTalkingFootball blog features Tucker Center’s LaVoi

Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is featured in a Women Talking Football podcast talking about women in coaching, the Tucker Center and the Women Coaches Symposium, media portrayals of female athletes, among other issues. [READ MORE]

350-strong attend Tucker Center Women Coaches Symposium event

The Tucker Center‘s 4th Annual, 2017 Women Coaches Symposium (WCS) co-hosted by The Alliance of Women Coaches and Gopher Athletics welcomed 350+ female coaches tothe DQ Room at the TCF Bank Stadium last Friday. Jill Ellis, US Women’s National Soccer Team Head Coach, keynoted the event, with presentations by 23 other standouts in coaching and sport science research. The … Continue reading 350-strong attend Tucker Center Women Coaches Symposium event [READ MORE]

Red & Black article cites Tucker Center and LaVoi’s research

The Tucker Center  and co-director and Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., are cited in a Red & Black online article, “Female head women’s basketball coaches in NCAA on the decline.” The article cites several sources in noting the decline but ends with an optimistic quote from Dr. LaVoi. [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in Harvard Crimson

Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is quoted in a Harvard Crimson article, “In Harvard’s Athletics Department, A Stark Wage Gap.” The article critically reviews Harvard athletic coach salaries. [READ MORE]

LaVoi and colleagues publish chapter in Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture

Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., and colleagues Janet S. Fink (U Mass Amherst) and Kristine E. Newhall (Smith College) have published a chapter entitled “Challenging the Gender Binary? Male Basketball Practice Players’ Views of Female Athletes and Women’s Sports” in the edited book, Sex Integration in Sport and … Continue reading LaVoi and colleagues publish chapter in Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture [READ MORE]

KSTP cites Tucker Center’s LaVoi on hockey boycott

Tucker Center co-director and Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is quoted in a recent piece from KSTP, “Former Gopher Speaks Out on U.S. Women’s Hockey Team’s New Agreement,” saying “What this boycott was about was getting the resources that [female hockey players] deserved.” [READ MORE]

Teen Vogue mentions LaVoi in sport sexism article

Tucker Center co-director and Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is mentioned in a Teen Vogue article about sexism in sports, “What Women’s Basketball Coaching Shows About Sexism in Sports.” [READ MORE]