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LaVoi to present to Gustavus Adolphus alumni group, Gusties in Business

School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole LaVoi, PhD, co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will be presenting at an event sponsored by Gusties in Business, a professional organization for Gustavus Adolphus College alumni, on Thursday, May 9, in Minneapolis. LaVoi’s presentation for the organization’s Leadership Series is “Why […] [READ MORE]

KARE 11 video interview with Tucker Center’s LaVoi

KARE 11 News has interviewed School of Kinesiology senior lecturer and Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., for an online piece, “The stats behind the decline of female coaches.” LaVoi talks about the barriers to women in coaching in the context of recent comments from Notre Dame’s women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw who […] [READ MORE]

Tampa Bay Times quotes LaVoi

School of Kinesiology senior lecturer and Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is quoted in a Tampa Bay Times article, “Even in women’s athletics, it can still be a man’s world.” LaVoi comments on hiring and supporting women in athletics. [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in ThinkProgress piece on famed Notre Dame coach Muffett McGraw

School of Kinesiology senior lecturer and Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is quoted in a recent article from ThinkProgress.org, “Muffet McGraw is done hiring men.” LaVoi comments on the traditional place of men and women in sport. [READ MORE]

TC affiliated scholar Cooky quoted

Cheryl Cooky, Ph.D., Tucker Center affiliated scholar and associate professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Purdue University, is quoted in a recent Ionian News article, “Lack of media coverage for women’s sports.” Cooky spoke to the news outlet about the findings from her recent study on televised sports news coverage. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s Kane quoted on success of WNBA’s Lynx

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in a Twin Cities Business magazine article, “How the Minnesota Lynx Went from Also-Rans to Outperforming the WNBA.” Kane comments on the success of the Lynx and the support by Minnesota fans necessary to that success. [READ MORE]

Nation quotes LaVoi on transgender athletes

School of Kinesiology senior lecturer and Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is quoted in a recent Nation article, “Transphobia’s New Target Is the World of Sports,” commenting on how lack of education and understanding negatively promotes cis-backlash against transgender athletes. [READ MORE]

Baeth receives NCAA grant for women coaches study

Anna C. Baeth, doctoral student in sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and research assistant in the Tucker Center, has been awarded a $6,250 grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for her proposal, “Analyzing the Pathways of Women Head Coaches with a 20+ Year Career Longevity in NCAA D-I Sport.” Baeth’s research […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi featured in a National Girls and Women in Sports Day video

In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, experts from the School of Kinesiology’s Tucker Center and Gopher Women’s Basketball talk about how female participation in sports has benefits that reach far beyond the court. Hear from Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and director of the School of Kinesiology’s Tucker Center, Lindsay Whalen, […] [READ MORE]

TC Affiliated Scholar Vikki Krane publishes “Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Sport”

Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar Vikki Krane, Professor of Teaching Excellence in Sport Management at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, has published a new book, “Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Sport: Queer Inquiries.” This first edition, edited book showcases leading sport scholars who critically assess what we know about sex, gender, and sexuality in […] [READ MORE]