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Tucker Center’s Kane on Iowa double standard in coach release payouts

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor emerita in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in the Eastern Iowa Gazette article, “Advocates: Double Standard in Ousters of Chris Doyle and Tracey Griesbaum.” Kane’s comments come amid accusations of a double standard as Doyle, former University of Iowa executive director of football […] [READ MORE]

Kane comments on women’s sports social media

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor emerita in the School of Kinesiology, comments in an article from the Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, “Women’s Professional Sports Leagues Utilize Social Media to Continue Pre-pandemic Growth.” Kane comments on media gatekeepers who are not anxious to give […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi on “Engaging Girls” panel at Play Like a Champion Conference

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is a discussant on the “Engaging Girls” panel at the Play Like a Champion TodaySports Leadership Conference on Wednesday, June 24. LaVoi and her fellow panelists—Ramona Cox, Associate Athletic Director with Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), and Meghan Morgan, Executive Director of […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center Talks podcast: “Representation of Women in Sports Media” with Dr. Dunja Antunovic

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E11], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to her new colleague and fellow college tennis player Dr. Dunja Antunovic, who will join her as a new assistant professor in the Tucker Center in the fall of […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center director emerita Mary Jo Kane on NFL’s lack of diverse leadership

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center, was interviewed for the ABC News/KNEB article, “NFL’s lack of diverse leadership raises questions about commissioner’s video message.” Kane commented on the role of white privilege and unconscious bias in addressing racial inequities for NFL hiring practices. [READ MORE]

Kane quoted about the new world of sports in the Omaha World-Harold

Mary Jo Kane,  PhD, professor emeritus in the School of Kinesiology and director emeritus of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was quoted in the Omaha World-Harold article, “Greg Cote: Cardboard cutouts, robots, fake noise? Welcome to sports without fans, the new normal.” The article uses a quote from Kane in a previous NY Times […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center affiliated scholar Sarah Leberman awarded New Zealand Order of Merit

Tucker Center affiliated scholar Sarah Leberman, Ph.D. (Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand) was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to women, sport and tertiary education. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center Talks podcast: “Global Research on Culture of Sport & Elite Level Women Coaches”

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E10], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center, talks with two colleagues, Dr. Leanne Norman, Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University in the UK, and Dr. Donna deHaan, Faculty of Health, Nutrition and Sport, at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. They discuss their collective […] [READ MORE]

Kane and LaVoi discuss Title IX with Women Leaders in College Sports

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and Mary Jo Kane, PhD, director emeritus of the Tucker Center spoke with Women Leaders in College Sports about the impact of Title IX as it approaches its 50th anniversary. The webinar, titled “Celebrating Women in Sports: The […] [READ MORE]

“Female Athlete or Sex Symbol” on Tucker Center Talks podcast

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E9], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center, talks to Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and a Tucker Center affiliated scholar. They discuss the research in which Elizabeth examines the effects of sexualized and objectified media […] [READ MORE]