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Tucker Center report cited in Outside Magazine

A research report distributed by the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and written by Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, is cited in an Outside Magazine article, “American Running Needs More Female Coaches.” The Tucker Center report, “Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi publishes op-ed in’s “Shouts from the Stands”

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, co-director of the Tucker Center and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, has published a “Shouts from the Stands” submission to “8 Reasons Why Women Coaches Matter” is LaVoi’s response to the oft-received question Why do women in sport leadership positions matter, and is based in research for her Women Coaches Research Series & […] [READ MORE]

Ozy posts article quoting LaVoi

The website has posted an article, “This Sports Reporter Sexism Needs to Go,” which quotes Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, saying “that 86–96 percent of all sports journalists are men.” The article addresses the question, How many sports reporters, male and female, actually played the sports they now […] [READ MORE] notes “F” grade to NCAA from Tucker Center report

The Tucker Center‘s most recent work is referenced in the article, “NCAA Swimming Lands ‘F’ Grade For Lack Of Women Coaching Female Teams.” The article, citing Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi‘s Women Coaches Research Series & Report Cards, details both Division I and Division III results. [READ MORE]

Kane speaks with MPR News on gender pay equity in pro sports

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed on “MPR News” about why female athletes continue to earn less than male athletes in professional sports. The discussion took place with Gigi Marvin, U.S. Women’s National hockey team player, and Kerri Miller, MPR host, on August, 15th, 2018. Listen to the full audio […] [READ MORE]

Weiss’ Girls on the Run study shows program builds girls’ confidence

The West Milford Messenger—“Team hopes to build preteen girls’ esteem through running  program“—describes Girls on the Run, an after-school physical activity program developed by Maureen Weiss, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology. Dr. Weiss’ program aims to increase confidence, camaraderie and build life skills among young girls. The full report is available at this link. [READ MORE]

Pioneer Press quotes Kane re success of girls’ sports participation in Minnesota

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and Director of the Tucker Center, was quoted in a Pioneer Press article, “Minnesota vaults to No. 1 in girls sports participation,” about Minnesota’s success in girls’ sports. According to the study by the National Federation of State High School Association, Minnesota has the highest rates of girls’ participating […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center releases report on hiring and retention practices for women collegiate coaches

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has released a first-of-its-kind report, “Athletic Administration Best Practices of Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention of Female Collegiate Coaches.” Produced with support from the NCAA Office of Inclusion, the report is based on interviews with athletic directors at NCAA schools with positive track records of […] [READ MORE]

Buysse featured in article in Butte Sports

Jo Ann Buysse, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, stars in a feature story published in Butte Sports, an online publication covering local and college sports news in Butte, MT. The article, “Oredigger great Jo Buysse still fighting the good fight,” tells Buysse’s story, beginning when she was hired as Montana Tech’s first […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi featured alumni in St Cloud District 742 news blog

Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., is the featured “Alumni Success Story” in the July 2018 edition of the St. Cloud Area School District 742 news blog. The feature follows LaVoi as a Tech High School graduate through her collegiate career to her current role as co-director with the Tucker Center and senior lecturer in the School of […] [READ MORE]