An Olympic-Sized Achievement: Scholar-Athlete Amanda Scott

2012 is not only a leap year, it’s an Olympic year. That means that in the next few months thousands of hopefuls are gearing up for Olympic Trials to try to secure a spot to represent their country at the summer games, to be held in London.  How many of those who have qualified to compete can say that they were also one of the top collegiate scholars in the world?...more
Congrats to Amanda who finished in 128th today at the Trials! more

Age Cut-offs, Limits, and Manipulations in Sports

This past weekend I enjoyed watching the kick-off to the US women's gymnastics season at the Covergirl Classic, which featured the "comebacks" of Shawn Johnson and Chelsie Memmel, the continued dominance of Alicia Sacramone, and the debut of several new stars.  Of course the veterans "coming back" are around 23-years-old, and the newcomers are 15.  I also watched the first night of the FINA World Championships on Sunday as the ...more
Steve, I agree. That is why I worry about these issues so much, when kids are ... more

Women’s Sports in the Media and Women in Sports Media - Are They the Same?

Throughout the Women’s Final Four earlier this month in Indianapolis, a number of special interest events took place. Of particular note were two panels that addressed women, sports and the media....more

I so wish I could have been at those panels.

Interesting about digital coverage of women ... more

Athletic Barbies and Real Women in Sports

As I was reading the latest ESPN The Magazine, I came across a photo spread of athletic Barbie dolls through the years, which got me thinking about shrinking and pinking -- that is, how athletic gear for women is created and portrayed....more

Except that the clothes seem to go up and down in terms of how revealing they are. Maybe it's ... more

(STUDY) Findings on Sport Moms and Sport Daughters

So it didn't surprise us that moms were much more likely to be with kids when they visited the doctor for a youth sports injuries. What did surprise us is how many dads were present as well. Out of 989 office visits, dads were at the appointment 44.7% of the time. However, dads are significantly more likely to be at an appointment if it is their son who is injured, irrespective even of a child's age. ...more

What's worth noting as well that a mom was at the office visit for the sports injury (regardless ... more

Cinderella Didn't Eat My Daughter, My Daughter Ate Cinderella

  Remember a few years back when the big rage on Facebook was to post "25 Things About Me"?  Well my #13 was: 13. I am totally intimidated by my 6 yr old daughter....more

Though not on the ice. She sounds awesome!

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(STUDY) Findings on Sport Moms and Sport Daughters

So it didn't surprise us that moms were much more likely to be with kids when they visited the doctor for a youth sports injuries. What did surprise us is how many dads were present as well. Out of 989 office visits, dads were at the appointment 44.7% of the time. However, dads are significantly more likely to be at an appointment if it is their son who is injured, irrespective even of a child's age. ...more

I think it is true that moms-daughters and fathers-sons tend to team up. And we do have more ... more