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TC Talks podcast: “#disruptHERS in Women’s Sport”

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E14], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to Dr. Ann Pegoraro, the Lang Chair in Sport Management at the University of Guelph in Canada. Her research focuses mainly on sport consumers, marketing and communication, including all […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi article noted as most-cited in Sports Coaching Review

A 2012 article by Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, was noted via Twitter as the most-cited article in the Sports Coaching Review journal. “Barriers and supports for female coaches: an ecological model” by LaVoi and then-doctoral student Julia Dutove (Grande Prairie Regional College, Alberta) has been cited […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted on NWHL in New York Times

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is quoted in a New York Times article, “With Women’s Hockey in Flux, League Says It Will Play in 2021.” With the NWHL announcing it would push back its sixth season to begin in January of next year, LaVoi said, “To protect […] [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Learning from the Tucker Center Interns”

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E13], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks with the summer Tucker Team which consists of the Summer Gender Equity Interns Sam Benzing, Cece Kaufmann, Paige Richmond, Greta Sirek, and this year’s Pam Borton Fellow for the […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center Talks podcast: “Inequalities for Black Women in Coaching, Mentorship and Academia” with Drs. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde and Akilah Carter-Francique

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E12], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks with two black women in academia, Drs. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde (University of Houston) and Akilah Carter-Francique (San Jose State University) to discuss their work as scholars, advocates, activists and […] [READ MORE]

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]