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LaVoi quoted on reasons for bias in hiring women soccer coaches

In the past, high school and college women’s soccer teams were coached overwhelmingly  by women. After Title IX was passed in 1972 and women’s sports began attaining greater support and prestige, more men became interested in coaching women’s sports teams. Their numbers grew dramatically while women coaches’ numbers declined.  Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., Kinesiology lecturer and … Continue reading LaVoi quoted on reasons for bias in hiring women soccer coaches [READ MORE]

Kane quoted in Newsday article comparing women athletes to male athletes

A June 27 article in Newsday discusses tennis star John McEnroe comparing world-class talent Serena Williams with male players. He called her the greatest woman to play tennis, “but if she had to just play …the men’s circuit that would be an entirely different story.” In the article, Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology professor … Continue reading Kane quoted in Newsday article comparing women athletes to male athletes [READ MORE]

Tucker Center report cited in ESPN online

In an online article, “Study: Majority of women’s college coaches are white, male,” ESPN.com cited the Tucker Center’s  new report, “Gender, Race & LGBT Inclusion of Head Coaches of Women’s Team.” The article provides a summary look at the numbers from the report, produced in honor of the 45th anniversary of Title IX and in partnership with … Continue reading Tucker Center report cited in ESPN online [READ MORE]

Tucker Center releases report honoring 45th anniversary of Title IX

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has released a report, “Gender, Race & LGBT Inclusion of Head Coaches of Women’s Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division I Conferences for the 45th Anniversary of Title IX,” in honor of the 45th anniversary of Title IX. This special report is a … Continue reading Tucker Center releases report honoring 45th anniversary of Title IX [READ MORE]

Lewis’s research cited in Reuters feature on benefits of exercise on postpartum depression

Beth Lewis, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology with a research focus on behavioral aspects of physical activity, was recently cited in a story published by Reuters.  The Health News feature, titled “Exercise may stave off postpartum depression,” discussed an article recently published by researchers from Spain and Chile. Their findings align with Lewis’s research outcome … Continue reading Lewis’s research cited in Reuters feature on benefits of exercise on postpartum depression [READ MORE]

Media microaggressions against female athletes, female athletes of color, show increase

An online article in Phys.org reveals that microaggressions against female athletes in the media increased by nearly 40 percent from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Female athletes have a history of experiencing microaggressions, such as racism, sexism, the belittling of athletic accomplishments and being the brunt of sexual jokes. … Continue reading Media microaggressions against female athletes, female athletes of color, show increase [READ MORE]

Lavoi interviewed on Way of Champions podcast

Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, is featured in a Way of Champions podcast, in which she discusses a variety of issues, including women in sport leadership, women in coaching, kids’ participation in sports, “background anger,” and the connection between … Continue reading Lavoi interviewed on Way of Champions podcast [READ MORE]

Women Coaches Report cited in article on UM Duluth gay coach lawsuit

Data from the Tucker Center’s “Women Coaches Report Card Series,” authored by Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., was cited in a Grand Forks Herald article, “Gay coaches counter University of Minnesota Duluth’s claims in $18 million lawsuit.” UMD’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations noted UMD’s “A grade” … Continue reading Women Coaches Report cited in article on UM Duluth gay coach lawsuit [READ MORE]

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]