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MPR interviews LaVoi on athletes and mental health

Nicole M. LaVoi PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology was recently interviewed on MPR News with Angela Davis. The segment, "What Naomi Osaka can teach us about athletes and mental health" covered Naomi Osaka's decision to pull out of the French Open after not appearing for mandatory press conferences. [READ MORE]

OutsideOnline interviews LaVoi on running culture

Nicole M. LaVoi Ph.D., Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed interviewed for an OutsideOnline.com story, "Running’s Cultural Reckoning Is Long Overdue." LaVoi comments on ineffective coaching practices still in use. [READ MORE]

LaVoi interviewed by ASU’s Global Sport Institute about the disparities in women coaching

Nicole LaVoi, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed in a Q&A for a Global Sport Institute article, “More Athletes, Fewer Leaders: The 'Paradox' Facing Women in College Sports.” [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: Recent disrupters in women’s sport

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks with her disruptHERS colleagues: Drs. Dunja Antunovic, Katie Lebel, Nancy Lough, Ceyda Mumcu, and Ann Pegoraro. [READ MORE]

LaVoi and Glassford publish on coach family narratives in Journal of Homosexuality

Sophie Glassford, MS student in Kinesiology (2022) with an emphasis in sport sociology, and Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, have authored an article, "'This is Our Family': LGBTQ Family Narratives in Online NCAA D-I Coaching Biographies," in the Journal of Homosexuality. [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: Affiliated Scholar Cheryl Cooky on Women’s Sports Coverage

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” S3E7 of "Tucker Center Talks," Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks with Dr. Cheryl Cooky, an associate professor at Purdue University. [READ MORE]

LaVoi interviewed on MN trans athlete bill

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, was interviewed by in a Minnesota Reformer article, "'I just want to exist': Bill seeks to block trans athlete participation," on a Minnesota bill that would ban trans girls from participating in girls' sports. [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: Lindsey Darvin on sport leadership, e-sport, advice to young women scholars

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S3E6] of "Tucker Center Talks," Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center Center, talks with Dr. Lindsey Darvin, an assistant professor in the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: Marketing Women’s Sports

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” S3E5 of "Tucker Center Talks," Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, talks with Dr. Ceyda Mumcu, an associate professor of sport management at the University of New Haven. [READ MORE]

Law360 interviews Tucker Center’s LaVoi on gender equity in hiring

LaVoi comments on the problem of men in positions of power as decision-makers hiring more men into those exact same positions of power, creating a homogeneity that resists hiring from the wider pool of qualified applicants. [READ MORE]