Rutgers’ Brand New Athletic Director Faces Allegations of Player Abuse

A little less than two months after firing abusive men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, Rutgers’ athletic department once again finds itself having to do a public relations shuffle with news that its brand new, reform-minded athletic director may have abusively berated members of the University of Tennessee’s women’s… » 5/26/13 3:00pm 5/26/13 3:00pm

MMA Fighter Fallon Fox May Lose Her License After Revealing She's a…

It's been about a year and a half since the Caster Semenya clusterfuck, during which Olympic silver medal sprinter Semenya was forced to undergo gender testing in 2009 because her athletic skill led some to believe she was intersex (she was later cleared for competing in the women's category). » 3/09/13 1:00pm 3/09/13 1:00pm

Uh-Oh — Title IX Progress May Have Stalled Over the Last Decade

Perhaps you watched this summer's Olympic sporting matches, saw the U.S. women nab 66 percent of Team USA's gold medals, and thought, "Progress!" as you gazed at a sunrise, which was, you had an inkling, really just, like, a metaphor or whatever for how a new era of women's athletics is dawning thanks to 40 years of… » 10/08/12 11:55pm 10/08/12 11:55pm

Just Because Cheerleading Is Hard Doesn't Mean It's a Sport

Two, four, six, eight, to whom do we not allocate? Cheerleaders! At least, that's what the Second US Circuit Court has ruled in a case that pitted women's volleyball against competitive cheerleading. According to the ruling, although cheerleading is physically demanding, it doesn't qualify as a Title IX sport, and… » 8/08/12 11:30am 8/08/12 11:30am

If Women Want to Race Like Men, They Better Look Like Girls

Thanks to a combination of Lady Gaga lyrics, deodorant strong enough for men but made just for us, and pole dancing classes, women are now more equal with men than ever. We're out-enrolling men in college, we're installing tampon machines in executive suite bathrooms, and we still enjoy a commanding lead in the… » 8/07/12 11:40am 8/07/12 11:40am

Your Afternoon Sniffle: High School Runner Carries Rival to Finish Line

It's the sort of thing that's straight out of an episode of a show entirely too earnest for network TV: an Ohio high school track star, mere feet from finishing her second race at the state meet, sees a runner in front of her fall. But rather than pass her and speed to the finish line, she stops, picks up her… » 6/06/12 4:45pm 6/06/12 4:45pm

The Ladies' Guide To Football Promises To Tell You Dumb Broads What All…

Women comprise nearly half of the NFL's viewing audience nowadays, but this wasn't always the case. Back in the 60's, America's wives were positively flummoxed by the confusing and male-dominated arena of football enjoying. It was enough to make a gal feel left out and abandoned! Tensions ran high! We were on the… » 10/19/11 3:55pm 10/19/11 3:55pm

Women Who Run Marathons Alongside Men No Longer Allowed to Set World…

In 2003, Britain's Paula Radcliffe finished the London Marathon in 2 hours, 15 minutes, and 25 seconds, the fastest time ever registered by a woman running the 26.2 mile race. Radcliffe's performance that day has been hailed as one of the greatest individual performances in the history of sports, but as of January 1… » 10/04/11 5:15pm 10/04/11 5:15pm

Cheerleading May Finally Be Recognized As A Sport

For years the debate has raged over whether cheerleading is a sexist activity that exists so girls can shake more than pom poms while wearing skimpy uniforms, or a rigorous sport consisting of difficult gymnastic maneuvers and stunts. In the meantime, the lack of regulation has made cheerleading one of the most… » 5/23/11 9:50am 5/23/11 9:50am