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LaVoi comments on athlete activism re: pay equity

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology lecturer and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in The Ringer’s “Nothing and Everything Has Changed for the USWNT.” The article compares the state of the US Women’s National Soccer Team in their 1999 World Cup winning season to the current USWNT and […] [READ MORE]

Kane speaks on MPR about lack of female collegiate coaches

Mary Jo Kane, PhD, director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller and Danielle O’Banion, assistant coach for the Gopher women’s basketball team, on the high number of female collegiate athletes, yet the discrepancy of female coaches. Mary Jo Kane, left, and Danielle O’Banion stand for […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi, Burton co-author in The Conversation

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology lecturer and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and Laura Burton (UConn), Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar, have co-authored an article appearing in The Conversation. In the article “The war on women coaches,” LaVoi and Burton write about the double-standard that holds female and male coaches to different […] [READ MORE]

Star Tribune interviews LaVoi on Tucker Center’s annual Women in College Coaching Report Card

The Star Tribune interviewed Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology lecturer and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, in a question-and-answer format for the article “Colleges courted to increase women head coaches over the next 5 years.” The article covers the annual women coaches report and report card […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi comments on women’s hockey boycott

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology lecturer and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was interviewed for KARE11 coverage of the recent women’s hockey boycott. LaVoi’s comments in the video interview, “Pro women’s hockey players boycotting league,” focus on what is currently not being provided to build a […] [READ MORE]

KSTP News quotes Boucher on women’s hockey boycott

Courtney Boucher, School of Kinesiology doctoral student this fall and Pam Borton Fellowship recipient in the Tucker Center for research on Girls & Women in Sport is quoted in the KSTP News 5 (ABC) online piece, “Women’s hockey stars announce boycott in demand for 1 league.” Boucher speaks to the glaring disparity between women’s and […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center affiliated scholar Sally Shaw’s research quoted on sexuality in conversations about diversity in sport

Tucker Center affiliated scholar Sally Shaw, Ph.D., is quoted in a recent RadioNZ article, “Homophobia difficult to tackle in sport – researcher” on the lack of conversations about sexual identity in sporting contexts. Shaw’s research looked at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and found that homophobic language is common in the sport of rugby. [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted on Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology lecturer and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in a Medium piece, “Muffet McGraw and the Coaching Wage Gap: A look at how Rutgers is emblematic of the gender inequality in college athletics.” LaVoi comments on the inequity between men’s […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center / Twin Cities PBS: Interviews with 8 women coaches

Twin Cities PBS in partnership with the Tucker Center has produced new “Game On” video interviews with eight women coaches, including Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve. The accompanying TPT Originals article, “Meet 8 Women Coaches Who Will Fire You Up,” seeks to dispel false narratives, discover some solutions and highlight why […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s 6th Women Coaches Symposium sold out and successful

On April 19, the Tucker Center‘s sixth annual Women Coaches Symposium (WCS), co-hosted by WeCOACH and Gopher Athletics, welcomed 340 female coaches to the DQ Room at the TCF Bank Stadium. The theme this year was self-care for coaches, and the venue filled to capacity. The symposium’s signature Jean K. Freeman Keynote featured Cheryl Reeve, […] [READ MORE]