A handful of speakers and influencers at last week's annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit were asked about female athletes being compared to male athletes or trying to compete in men's sports.Every last one of them said the key to success is avoiding comparisons to men and instead promoting women's sports as a different -- but just as competitive -- exciting and entertaining product.
My infatuation started over the summer. Since they were new to the Southeastern Conference, I was researching fun facts about Texas A&M for the Ole Miss football issue of the magazine where I work in Oxford.
To come as close as you possibly can to your dreams without achieving them is heartbreaking. That's what happened to me in 2010. You may or may not have noticed me back then, but I was the first alternate to the U.
You want cogent analysis on why the Bikini Basketball League is a bad idea? Paragraph upon paragraph about how it is insulting and demeaning and detrimental to women’s sports? Why bother when the whole thing is easily summed up in a single word?
Why and how do we connect with people? What do we look for in a role model? Serving on a panel at the espnW Summit Tuesday gave me more clarity on my own life, the decisions I am making and the confidence to keep BEING: mom, reporter, professional athlete, role model.
Imagine the life of Shamila Kohestani. On Tuesday morning in a breathtakingly peaceful corner of the Arizona desert, this beautiful young college graduate spoke about growing up in Kabul under Taliban rule.
As I was seated in Spanish class Monday morning, I caught myself reflecting on the weekend we had in North Carolina. It also felt like a really early morning, probably because the past night was a late one.
I've been the spokeswoman for Ford Driving Skills for Life for two years now, and I love being able to represent something so important -- safe driving. Last year I got the opportunity to talk to a group of high school students about the importance of safe driving and showed them cool videos of how we try to keep our Funny Cars as safe as possible with the help of Ford engineers.
How does a girl from Georgia (average annual snowfall: 2 inches) grow up to be an Olympic bobsledder? Well, it all goes back to 1996, when the Summer Games were in my hometown of Atlanta. I was 11, and I got to go to the Olympic village and even hold the torch.
I have long accepted the fact that I was in an industry that doesn't always make women feel good about themselves.Sports media can be tough on women. Too many of us are still judged on how we look, rather than what we say or offer intellectually.
Wow! What can I say? Obviously, Sunday's double-overtime win against Minnesota was an incredible game and for us -- a great win. After the game was over and I went home, I had tons of text messages and phone calls from people saying how much fun it had been to watch.
On Sunday, after we beat Washington State, our team was in for a special treat. Because our flight out of Spokane wasn’t set to take off until 7 p.m., it left us with some time to relax and mingle at junior middle blocker Alexis Olgard’s house.
Way back at the start of this WNBA season -- that seems like such a long time ago -- I was not thinking about my chances of winning the Most Valuable Player award. My concentration was on how to assert myself after being named a captain and what I would have to do in practices and games to set up a postseason run.
Well, it’s a good thing our team thrives under pressure! We had our backs against the wall Sunday in a must-win situation against Atlanta, but we played a great team game to stay alive in the series.
Track lighting, TVs, stereo, carpet (and, of course, shoe compartments). Duke's Natasha Anasi leads a tour of the Blue Devils' sparkling new soccer locker room.