Title IX

Hope Solo on Daily Show

Video: U.S. Women’s National Team stars advocate for equal pay on ‘Daily Show’

Two months after five USWNT players accused U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination in an action filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Women’s National Team continues to publicly advocate for their cause. This week, USWNT stars Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn and Ali Krieger went on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to discuss …

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National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day #NGWSD

Our friends at Up2UsSports and Coach Across America put together this great infographic to celebrate the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. Lots of important info that everyone should know!Related Posts Jennie Finch Talks Softball, Women’s Sports Today in History: Billie Jean King …

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Like a Girl

The term #LikeAGirl has never been more relevant

Gender equity in sports may still be lacking, but it’s more important than ever that girls and women be seen as athletic role models, and the term ‘Like A Girl’ be seen as powerful rather than derogatory. The #LikeAGirl campaign makes viewers acutely aware of the way society views women, particularly activities that are stereotypically “girly”. Boys should never  question why girls play, …

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Girl Hero

International Day of the Girl #Dayofthegirl

October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child, a day the UN has chosen to draw awareness to girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.  This year’s theme is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence which ties in with the UN’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women which aims to raise public awareness …

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Today in History: Billie Jean King and The Battle of The Sexes

On this day in 1973 Billie Jean King took on Bobby Riggs in the iconic tennis match known as the Battle of  the Sexes. This tennis match was soooo much more than just an athletic competition; the match became a representation of the progress women fought for –and continue to fight for — in the 1960’s and …

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Indira Kaljo

Pro basketball player banned from court over head scarf

Hi, everyone! My name is Indira Kaljo, and I am a 26-year-old professional basketball player. I started playing basketball in America at the age of nine after my family was forced to leave our home in war-torn Bosnia when my grandparents were murdered for being Muslim. My love for the game has allowed me the …

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Shelby Osborne

Shelby Osborne (@cornerbackprincess) first female defensive back to play college football

Have you ever been on the sidelines of a game and felt like you could play better than the athletes on the field? Shelby Osborne felt that way after attending a lopsided high school football game. The 5’6″ 140-pound high school senior from Jeffersonville, Indiana approached her team’s coach who told her if she performed well she could …

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Amelie Mauresmo

Andy Murray makes bold decision to hire Amélie Mauresmo as coach

British tennis star Andy Murray, who has been without a coach since March of this year, just announced he is hiring former world No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo. Only two weeks away from the start of Wimbledon, the defending champion surprised the tennis world by appointing the Frenchwoman to help him retain his title. Few male professionals are …

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