Ray Rice Cut from Ravens, Penn State Sneaks in News: Why Do Our Football Teams Feel Invincible?

Today the Baltimore Ravens announced the termination of Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him "indefinitely." Why? Video of the February 15th third degree assault against his now-wife was leaked and shared on TMZ. ...more
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She Shoots, She Scores and Now Becky Hammon Coaches in an NBA First

Does anybody know where can I grow some balls like Becky Hammon did?! She's a WNBA star and she just became the NBA's first woman full-time assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, that means SHE'S GETTING PAID!! This is a "You Go Girl!" moment if there ever was one. This is a big step for the NBA and for women. ...more
skyekilaen Also, we must tell why it's Betty White Approved!;) however we can! BlogHer ...more

How Native American Women Fought a Racist NFL Team Trademark … and Won

Thanks to the original and current plaintiffs in the recently won trademark cancellation ruling against the derogatory Washington "Redskins" NFL team, the efforts of two generations of Native Americans, many of us women, are coming to fruit. The case was originally filed in 1992 by Native American activist Suzan Shown Harjo, who is now a 69-year-old grandmother....more
One of the best posts I've read about this, and I've read many. -Robyn blog-woman.commore

Culture and Chemistry Matter

Wow… that was an unbelievable World Series!  If you watched it passionately as I did, you know what I’m talking about.  Even if you didn’t and you don’t know or care that much about baseball or sports, there are a number of things that made this World Series remarkable and also some important things we can learn from it that go way beyond baseball and sports in general....more

WNBA players honor dying Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill committed to Mount St. Joseph to play basketball on her 18th birthday....more

Managing Shin Splints

Can you believe that its already Thursday. I’ve told you guys about how I’ve been dealing with shin splints for the past few months. But I thought I would actually tell you guys in more detail how I have been managing the pain while still playing volleyball. ...more

Competitive Sports: Just a Game - or More Than That?

I have always encouraged my kids to keep their sports participation in perspective.  "It's just a game" or "It's just a race" are phrases I have often uttered. This week, I am re-examining that philosophy. ...more


One of the marketing strategies to get more information about your child out to the coaches is to create a highlight video.  The highlight video gives the coach an opportunity to see your child’s skill level and technique....more

Not Your Average PowderPuffs

There's a longstanding joke amongst my friends that I'm the President of The Mob Society - Mothers Of Boys.I have three. Ten, eight, and not-quite-two, they all have two speeds, a hundred miles an hour and full stop when they crash....more

Letter to a Royals Fan

Letter to a Royals Fan      CONGRATULATIONS! Twenty-nine years and you've made it to the World Series.     Born and raised in Kansas City, I was fourteen when the Royals won in 1985. When Denkinger's "safe" call in game six changed the way St. Louis would forever feel about KC. But for us, it was magical providence. After college I married a St. Louis boy and diehard Card's fan....more

Recap: 2014 Great Sports Legend Dinner

In its 29th year, the annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, raised funds to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research. Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis are the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center which is based at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The evening started off with a VIP reception, that included a silent auction of some great sports memorabilia.  Now on to the actual dinner and awards reception....more

If The Shoe Fits..

 Lately I’ve been frequenting a couple different run club Facebook Group pages, the ‘Run JunkEes Run Club' and 'Trail and Ultra Running’....more

My Football Obsession and Girls in the Game

By Francesca Catalano, faculty member at American Public UniversityMy name is Francesca and I have an unusual obsession: for some reason I have become enamored with college football at a university I have never attended, taught for, or--until recently--even visited: Louisiana State University.  I can’t really explain how this happened. ...more