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“The Business of Women’s Sport,” with Nancy Lough

In this episode [S1E5] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, talks to Dr. Nancy Lough, professor in the Higher Education Program, Director of Marketing for the University of Nevada–Las Vegas College of Education, who has studied marketing, sponsorship, and gender equity in women’s sports […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center report data cited in NYT op ed

The July, 2019 Tucker Center report, “Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Comprehensive Report on NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2018-19,” is cited in the New York Times piece, “Where Are All the Women Coaches?” The op ed uses Tucker Center data to argue for pay parity between men and women athletes. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center director emerita Kane cited in New York Times

Mary Jo Kane,  Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director emerita of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, appears in the New York Times article, “New York Times Writer Robbins Hails 2019 Athlete Social Justice Tour.” Kane is cited saying “the national women’s team was inspired by the […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in Philadelphia Enquirer on girls’ sport participation

Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is quoted in the Philadelphia Enquirer piece, “Sports as fuel: Philly athletes Dajah Horsey and Malika Douglas show how athletics help girls fight back against food insecurity.” LaVoi comments on girls’ participation in sport, citing the Tucker Center’s 2018 Developing Physically […] [READ MORE]

Kane quoted in New York Times on pay equity

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director emerita of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in a New York Times article, “‘We Have to Be Better’: Megan Rapinoe and the Year of Victory and Advocacy.” Kane contextualizes the tactics used by women athletes in […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi to speak at BreakThrough Digital Leadership Summit

On December 16, 2019, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, will give a talk, “Letting the Data Tell the Story on Women Coaches,” in the first-ever BreakThrough Digital Leadership Summit for women in sports. Open to anyone at any level, the free, online-only Summit is designed […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s Kane responds to football program eliminations in WCCO interview

With St. Cloud State University and U of M Crookston recently announcing elimination of football and other sports, WCCO interviewed Mary Jo Kane,  Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director emerita of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, for an online article “Expert: Don’t blame Title IX for […] [READ MORE]

The lessons of coaching science after Mary Cain

In this episode [S1E4] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, has a conversation with Dr. Julie McCleery and Emily Stets about revelations pertaining to elite runner Mary Cain. Julie is Director of Research-Practice Partnerships & Lecturer, University of Washington Center for Leadership in Athletics, […] [READ MORE]

Profile on Collegiate Coaches, with Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun

In this episode [S1E3] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi talks with Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun, a Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar and currently the Chief of Staff at the University of Minnesota’s Office of Medical Education. We talk about our research together pertaining to family narratives in online coaching biographies of collegiate coaches […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in WomensRunning.com article

Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in the WomensRunning.com article, “Why Women Will Save Running.” LaVoi comments on systems of coaching that are detrimental and the need to replace them with coaching culture that supports female athletes. [READ MORE]