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MN Spokesman-Recorder cites LaVoi’s longitudinal research

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in “Men still coach majority of women’s collegiate teams,” a Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder article by Charles Hallman. The article interviews LaVoi, citing data in her extensive, longitudinal research on coaching trends, … Continue reading MN Spokesman-Recorder cites LaVoi’s longitudinal research [READ MORE]

Minnesota Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women quotes Tucker Center’s Mary Jo Kane

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in the Women’s Sports & the Media and Legislative Update Newsletter from the Minnesota Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women. In an analysis of the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s sports section’s percentage of men’s  vs. women’s article, Kane’s comments help interpret the … Continue reading Minnesota Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women quotes Tucker Center’s Mary Jo Kane [READ MORE]

MomEnough podcast interviews LaVoi on sport parent behavior

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was interviewed in podcast for a Mom Enough website article, “Being a Good Sport Parent: Practical Guidance on Bringing Out the Best in Your Young Athlete.” LaVoi is cited for doing … Continue reading MomEnough podcast interviews LaVoi on sport parent behavior [READ MORE]

InsideHigherEd cites just-released Tucker Center Women Coaches Report

An article appearing on the InsideHigherEd online site, “Report: Hiring of Women’s Coaches Stagnates,” features a Tucker Center newly released report, “Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2016-17.” The report, one of several in the fifth year of the series, is authored by Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology faculty Nicole M. LaVoi, … Continue reading InsideHigherEd cites just-released Tucker Center Women Coaches Report [READ MORE]

LaVoi, Tucker Center’s Women Coaches Report Card featured on espnW

The Tucker Center‘s “Women Coaches Research Series & Report Card,” authored by co-director and School of Kinesiology faculty Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, is featured in an online espnW article, “Tucker Center report: Number of women college coaches still not making the grade.” The report is quoted multiple times within the article, discussing the impact women coaches have … Continue reading LaVoi, Tucker Center’s Women Coaches Report Card featured on espnW [READ MORE]

Tucker Center announces 2016-17 NCAA Division I Women Coaches Report

In honor of the February 1 National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Tucker Center, in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, is proud to announce the release of “Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2016-17,” the latest in the Women Coaches Research Series and Report … Continue reading Tucker Center announces 2016-17 NCAA Division I Women Coaches Report [READ MORE]

Minnesota Girls & Women in Sports Day is Wednesday!

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is proud to celebrate the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Wednesday, February 1. NGWSD is the premiere occasion to celebrate the participation, success, and accomplishments of girls and women athletes. As part of the celebration the Tucker Center is … Continue reading Minnesota Girls & Women in Sports Day is Wednesday! [READ MORE]

Lakeland Ledger quotes LaVoi on difficulty finding women coaches

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in the Lakeland Ledger article, “Local colleges say it’s difficult finding female coaches.” LaVoi says the overarching reason “has to do with systemic bias in college athletics.” [READ MORE]

Kane discusses gender gap in sports on CEHD 2020 Vision blog

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, has a featured post in the CEHD Vision 2020 blog. Based on the research conducted in the Tucker Center, Kane’s post, “Progress and Inequality: Women’s Sports and the Gender Gap”  discusses current aspects of this topic. [READ MORE]

YWCA/Schwan Foods panel features Tucker Center’s LaVoi, others on “Developing Women in Leadership”

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport,  is one of five featured panelists for a discussion on “Developing Women in Leadership” sponsored by the YWCA of Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Women Invested in Leadership and Learning (W.I.L.L.), Schwan Food … Continue reading YWCA/Schwan Foods panel features Tucker Center’s LaVoi, others on “Developing Women in Leadership” [READ MORE]