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New York Historical Society interviews Tucker Center’s LaVoi on Title IX and women coaching

The New York Historical Society has interviewed Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, for an article, "A Title IX Conundrum: Women in Coaching" looking at the impact of Title IX on women in coaching. [READ MORE]

Gustavus inducts LaVoi into Hall of Fame

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will be inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame. [READ MORE]

Euronews quotes Antunovic on lack of media coverage in women’s soccer

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, was recently cited in a Euronews article entitled "Women's Euro 2022: Why is Eastern Europe trailing behind in women’s football?" [READ MORE]

Two Title IX pieces feature Tucker Center’s LaVoi

LaVoi quoted and appears in two Title IX related pieces [READ MORE]

Kane given Inspiring Woman Award by MN Lynx on Title IX 50th anniversary

For the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Dr. Mary Jo Kane, Director Emerita of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was given the "Inspiring Woman Award" by the Minnesota Lynx. [READ MORE]

Antunovic discusses women sports in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, recently talked to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine in the article, "Minnesota's Women Athletes Are Disrupting Sports Online." [READ MORE]

Fox News features Tucker Center’s Silva Breen on the newly released College Coaching Report Card

FOX News interviewed the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports' Hannah Silva Breen, TC research assistant and 2022-23 Pam Borton Fellow for the Promotion of Girls and Women in Sport Leadership in a news piece, "Title IX’s impact on Minnesota coaching." [READ MORE]

Tucker Center marks 10th year of Women in College Coaching Report Card

The 2021-22 Women in College Coaching Report Card™ (WCCRC) marks the 10th year of the Tucker Center's collaboration with WeCOACH on the report card project. [READ MORE]

LaVoi takes part in Title IX event in DC

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will join other Title IX luminaries at a Capitol Hill event to celebrate Title IX and announce a new bill, the Fair Play for Women Act of 2022... [READ MORE]

Professor emerita Mary Jo Kane on media trajectory of women’s sports viewing, in The Athletic

Mary Jo Kane, PhD, School of Kinesiology professor emerita and director emerita and founder of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, is quoted in "What strong softball, basketball ratings could mean for women’s sports on TV." [READ MORE]

NBC Sports quotes LaVoi on Title IX non-compliance

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in an article appear on NBCSports.com's "On Her Turf." [READ MORE]

Antunovic presents two papers at the International Communication Association conference

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, presented two papers at the 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association in Paris, France. [READ MORE]

CBS News quotes LaVoi on gender pay gap in sports

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, recently discussed gender pay inequity in sports in a CBS News article entitled, "U.S. soccer has equal gender pay. Will other sports follow?" [READ MORE]

Sport Illustrated’s “50 Years of Title IX” notes Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture event

An article appearing in Sports Illustrated, "50 Years of Title IX: How One Law Changed Women’s Sports Forever," mentions a 2002 Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport distinguished lecture... [READ MORE]

Former Tucker Center intern presents at UN Women conference

Dr. Alicia Johnson, a former Tucker Center intern and current director of the University of Oshkosh-Wisconsin's Women's Center, will present at the May 23, 2022 Grace Farms Foundation / UN WOMEN Ending Violence Against Women Section conference "Victory over Violence." [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes an article on diversity in Olympic media coverage in Central and Eastern Europe

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center affiliated scholar, recently published a co-authored article titled “Sport, gender, and national interest during the Olympics: A comparative analysis of media representations in Central and Eastern Europe” in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport. [READ MORE]

LaVoi talks with KARE 11 on US Soccer equal pay deal

In an interview with KARE 11—"US Women's Soccer Players Will Finally Receive Equal Pay"—Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, spoke with KARE 11 on US Soccer equal pay deal and how it can be a game changer. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes journal article on mediatization of the Olympics in Croatia and Slovenia; begins new international collaborations

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology recently published a co-authored journal article titled “A public service? Mediatization of the Olympic Games in Croatia and Slovenia” in Communication & Sport. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes chapter on fandom of women’s sports

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, recently published a co-authored chapter titled Sports Fans Hunt for Women’s Games: Beyond News Media Coverage. [READ MORE]

Antunovic Receives ‘Rising Star’ Award for Work Empowering Women; Advocating for Equity in Sport

Dr. Dunja Antunovic, an Assistant Professor of Sport Sociology in the School of Kinesiology, was awarded the 2022 Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) Rising Star Award last week. The award, new in 2022, recognizes a pre-tenure faculty member who is committed to empowering women and demonstrating leadership through academics, research, service, and teaching. [READ MORE]

LaVoi to give power talk for NYC espnW Summit

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will give a talk at the annual espnW Summit in New York City on May 4. [READ MORE]

LaVoi and Kane to give keynotes at local Athena Award Banquets

Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, and director emerita Mary Jo Kane, PhD, have been selected to give keynote addresses at the St. Paul Area Athena Awards ceremony on April 20, at Vadnais Heights Commons. [READ MORE]

MPR interview with Tucker Center’s LaVoi on NCAA Women’s Final Four

In an MPR News article and audiocast, "NCAA Women’s Final Four comes to Minneapolis, showcasing strides in equity," Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is interviewed about the branding and resources increasingly available to women's sports. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes chapter on sociological approaches to social media in sport

Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, recently published a chapter titled “Social Media, Digital Technology, and Sport Media” in an edited book titled "Sport, Social Media, and Digital Technology: Sociological Approaches." [READ MORE]

KinReflects on Women’s History Month

To celebrate the end of Women’s History Month, the School of Kinesiology asked a few of our members about how women have positively impacted and empowered their lives. [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: 2022 Tucker Center Film Festival, “LFG” panel discussion

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, director, Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, and senior lecturer, School of Kinesiology, hosted a panel discussion of the Tucker Center's 2022 Film Festival video, "LFG." [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: DisruptHERS report

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, director, Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, and senior lecturer, School of Kinesiology, hosted a panel discussion of the new report, "DisruptHERS: Driving a new model of women's sports." [READ MORE]

Tucker Center hosts Middle Eastern basketball coaches for seminar on girls and sport

“Coaching is a series of teachable moments,” said Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, to a group of visiting basketball coaches from Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. The group, which included nearly 30, mostly female, basketball coaches, visited the 3M Arena at Mariucci on Tuesday […] [READ MORE]

KARE11 interviews LaVoi on NCAA Final Four inequities

With the Women's Final Four starting April 1, KARE11 Television has published a video interview with Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology. [READ MORE]

LaVoi, Tucker Center research shows Big 12 below national average for women coaches

In a recent podcast, "When it comes to women coaching women's teams, Big 12 falls well below the national average," NPR in Kansas City interviewed Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology. [READ MORE]

Silva-Breen and LaVoi publish on coaching report card longitudinal data

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, and Hannah Silva-Breen, master's student in the School of Kinesiology's sport psychology program and research assistant in the Tucker Center, have published an article in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, "Longitudinal Analysis of Head Coach Turnover of Women’s NCAA D-I Teams." [READ MORE]

Tucker Center affiliated scholars release report: “DisruptHERS: Driving a New Model for Women’s Sport”

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in the US, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport in collaboration with a multidisciplinary international team of affiliated scholars has released a new report: "DisruptHERS: Driving A New Model for Women's Sport." [READ MORE]

LaVoi on US Women’s National Team decision

In an article, "USWNT Make History with Equal Pay Settlement," Nutsandboltssports.com quotes Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, on the team's recent, successful class action equal pay lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation. [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in New York Time on Olympic gender disparities

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in a New York Times article, "The Olympic gender gap is closing, but work remains." [READ MORE]

MPR quotes LaVoi on Tamara Moore, first African American female head coach of a men’s collegiate basketball team

In an article on Tamara Moore, legendary North High and retired WNBA basketball player, MPR quotes Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes journal article on media coverage of the Paralympics

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar is lead-author on a recently published journal article that calls for changes in coverage of the Paralympic Games. The article titled "Media Coverage of the Paralympics: Recommendations for Journalism Practice and Education" is available ahead of print in the International Journal of Sport Communication. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes chapter on women’s sports teams’ communication during the pandemic

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and affiliated scholar for the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, recently published a chapter titled “Keeping a Sense of Community: Women’s Sports Leagues and (Post-) Pandemic Communication” in an edited book, “American Sport in the Shadow of a Pandemic: Communicative Insights.” [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s Silva-Breen featured on transgender athletes in sport podcast

Michael Lyne, journalism student at the University of Minnesota, interviewed Hannah Silva-Breen, master's student in the School of Kinesiology's sport psychology program and research assistant in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport [READ MORE]

LaVoi and colleagues publish in Gender, Work & Organization

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, co-authored a Gender, Work & Organization article, "Elite women coaches negotiating and resisting power in football." [READ MORE]

LaVoi interviewed on ABC about woman basketball coach, Muffet McGraw

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was recently interviewed on ABC 57 about Muffet McGraw’s legacy as the Notre Dame Women's Basketball Head Coach and the underrepresentation of women coaches in general. [READ MORE]

LaVoi takes part in 5th International ICOACHKIDS Conference

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, participated in two panels at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Coaches Convention in Las Vegas. [READ MORE]

LaVoi panelist at Intercollegiate Tennis Association annual convention

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, participated in two panels at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Coaches Convention in Las Vegas. [READ MORE]

Salo discusses the role of coaches in People+Sport Magazine

Kinzee Salo, Master's graduate from the School of Kinesiology, was recently interviewed by People+Sport Magazine for the article entitled, "When Coaching Sport isn't all About Coaching Sport". [READ MORE]

LaVoi gives opening keynote at international conference

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will be a panelist for a special Athlete Assessments webinar, "Coaches Who Lift Coaches." [READ MORE]

LaVoi posts research article on women coaches

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, has posted a article with Global Sports Matters, "Women Coaches Face Greater Professional and Personal Obstacles Than Men." [READ MORE]

LaVoi to be panelist on “Coaches Who Lift Coaches” webinar

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will be a panelist for a special Athlete Assessments webinar, "Coaches Who Lift Coaches." [READ MORE]

Global Sport Matters taps LaVoi to moderate live panel

In "The Journey of Women in Basketball," the next Global Sport Matters GSMLive on November 12, 12PM CST, Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will moderate a panel including Amira Rose Davis, Kyle Adams, MEd, and Nikki Fargas of the Las Vegas Aces.. [READ MORE]

Antunovic publishes a chapter on the media visibility of women’s American football

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and affiliated scholar with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is lead author on a chapter titled, "'Getting noticed, respected, and supported’: Mediated (in)visibilities of women’s American football in the United States" published in an edited collection of The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport: Issues and Debates. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s Report Card research cited in Strib article on MIAC coaching milestone

Data from the Tucker Center's "Head coaches of women's collegiate teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference: 2020-2021" report, the latest in the TC's Women in College Coaching Report Card (WCCRC) series, has been cited in a Star and Tribune article. [READ MORE]

LaVoi, Antunovic and Tucker Center affiliated scholars pen research article

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, and Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, have written a Frontiers in Sports and Active Living research article entitled "Re-thinking Women's Sport Research: Looking in the Mirror and Reflecting Forward." [READ MORE]