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Kane comments on Title IX in Washington Post girls’ wrestling article

In a recent Washington Post article, “A sport of their own: A high school wrestler from Kansas spent four years fighting to give girls the opportunity to compete in an official state sport,” Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, comments on Title IX, the landmark 1972 legislation […] [READ MORE]

Kane invited panelist for center directors at NASSS annual conference

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is an invited panelist at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) annual conference in Virginia Beach, VA, November 7-10. The panel features directors of research centers in higher education and examines the challenges and opportunities associated […] [READ MORE]

TC director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi interviews founder and first director of Tucker Center, Dr. Mary Jo Kane

Dr. Kane tells listeners the origin story of the Tucker Center and discusses her seminal piece of research known as the “sport as continuum” paper. If you want to brush up, read the original 1995 paper—and you should because it is a good one!—or the 2017 reflection piece she wrote on the impact of her […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi, podcast quoted in NZ Newsroom article

The New Zealand publication Newsroom quotes Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, in an online article “Women’s funding is not reverse discrimination.” The article quotes LaVoi extensively from her Tucker Center Talks podcast. [READ MORE]

Weiss’s research with Girls on the Run gives communities what they need to promote successful programs

School of Kinesiology professor Maureen Weiss, PhD, and co-authors published a longitudinal study evaluating the after-school program Girls on the Run. They researched the program’s effectiveness in promoting positive social, emotional, and physical health outcomes. Their study findings uncovered strong evidence that Girls on the Run is effective in promoting positive youth development, including season-long […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center research cited in Crosscut piece on sport’s gendered disparities

Research on media coverage from the Tucker Center is cited in an article from Crosscut.com, “From media to money, WNBA players see disparities ‘in every aspect of the game.’ Just ask the Storm.” The article interviews various players and leaders from the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and discusses the issue of pay inequity in particular. [READ MORE]

Kinesiology graduate Mikinzee Salo interviewed in Brainerd Dispatch on women in sport

School of Kinesiology Master’s graduate Mikinzee Salo is interviewed on women and sport in a Brainerd Dispatch story, “Athletics: Talking females in sports with Salo.” Salo, a former Brainerd High School graduate and currently Gustavus Adlophus men’s tennis assistant coach and assistant director for the Gustie’s Tennis at Tennis and Life Camps, took her Master’s […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi keynotes at Golden Valley Country Club

Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is the invited keynote speaker for a Good Leadership Breakfast Series event on October 18, 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM at the Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley, MN. [READ MORE]

Inaugural podcast: “Tucker Center Talks: Introducing the Tucker Center”

In this first episode of Tucker Center Talks, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport introduces the work of the Tucker Center, in terms of who we are and what we do in our research, outreach, and educational programming. [READ MORE]

New Zealand invites LaVoi to keynote Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2019

Sport NZ, Women in Sport Aotearoa, and the Shift Foundation have invited Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, to keynote their first annual Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2019 on October 7. The one-day event is for those working or contributing to play, active recreation, and sport for New […] [READ MORE]