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

President Obama Is a Big Fan of Girls' Sports

Here's a glimpse into President Obama's weekend gig (because he needs something to keep him occupied) where he acts as coach to daughter Sasha's basketball team. Obama is a strong supporter of women's sports in general, saying, "I am a huge believer that sports ends up being good for kids and especially good for… » 3/26/12 11:40am 3/26/12 11:40am

Olympic Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Gymnasts

Gymnastics coach Don Peters led the US women's team to eight Olympic medals. But according to a new exposé, he also sexually abused three teenage gymnasts. » 9/26/11 2:40pm 9/26/11 2:40pm

Nigerian Teen Seeks Equality For Female Boxers

Sixteen-year-old star boxer Mutiat Adebayo has some complaints about the state of women's boxing in Nigeria: "Boxing organisers discriminate against us during competitions. This is not good for the development of the sport. We urge government to help us." She says girls should be taught boxing in school — and fellow… » 3/17/11 7:07pm 3/17/11 7:07pm

Asshole Dad Causes Girl To Quit Boys' Hockey Team

Kayla Watkins, 12, was fine with being the only girl on a boy's hockey team — til she saw a meeting agenda item about her "Player Ability Limitations," including handwringing over her locker room changing, written by another kid's dad. » 12/22/10 5:00pm 12/22/10 5:00pm

Girls Play Football Fully Clothed

Girls' flag football is on the rise in Florida high schools, but some critics question its relevance because it's not a varsity sport in college — and because the only professional opportunity for women is the Lingerie Football League. [NYT] » 5/17/10 2:20pm 5/17/10 2:20pm

Girls' Sports Help Make Successful Women

On the heels of Michelle Obama's announcement of her anti-obesity program, it turns out sports may improve girls' later employment and educational lives as well as their health. But what to do about the klutzes? » 2/16/10 9:30am 2/16/10 9:30am

What Girls On Sports Teams Teach Boys — And Dads

"I'm very much a Title IX dad," writes Mark Schmitt, and his sweet discussion of his 8-year-old daughter's Little League career encompasses not only girls and sports, but also the state of modern liberalism. » 11/05/09 5:00pm 11/05/09 5:00pm

Girl Athletes Bring In Crowds — So Why Don't Grown Women?

Girls' sports may draw bigger crowds — and raise more money — than boys' sports, so how come women's pro leagues aren't more successful? » 7/29/09 2:40pm 7/29/09 2:40pm

Equality Through Skateboarding: Afghan Girls Skate With Skateistan

Kids in Afghanistan — especially girls — have few opportunities to play sports. But Skateistan, "Afghanistan's first dedicated co-educational skateboarding school," hopes to change that. » 6/02/09 3:00pm 6/02/09 3:00pm

Girls Who Play Boys Who Don't Think Girls Should Play Boys

Hannah Berner's high school doesn't have a girls' tennis team, but she still gets flak for playing with the boys. Her story got us thinking about girl athletes who happen to play against the opposite sex, and the strange combination of stereotypes they face. » 6/01/09 6:00pm 6/01/09 6:00pm

Kick Like A Girl: When Girls Take On Boys, And Triumph

Last night, HBO aired Kick Like A Girl, an inspiring, short documentary film about a girls' soccer team in Salt Lake City that began playing against boys' teams...and winning. » 5/29/09 12:30pm 5/29/09 12:30pm

City Schools Need More Sports Opportunities For Girls

This spring, New York City high schools have added double dutch as a varsity sport in an effort to get urban girls involved in sports, but similar programs are lacking in cities nationwide. » 3/22/09 11:30am 3/22/09 11:30am

Jaime Nared, "The Next Candace Parker," Will Play With The Boys Again

Jaime Nared is 12 years old and 6'1" tall » 9/15/08 1:30pm 9/15/08 1:30pm, and the last time she played basketball against girls her age the score was 90-7. She's lucky enough to be so good that she leaves her opponents in the dust, and unlucky enough to be so good that she makes adults angry. So angry, in fact, that after a particularly stellar…

Cheering For Injury

A new study » 8/12/08 10:20am 8/12/08 10:20am from the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research reports that high school cheerleading accounts for 65.1% of all catastrophic sports injuries among girls, making it one of the most dangerous high school sports for girls. However, the study fails to mention that most girls are cut out of…