Tag Archives: wnba

More gradual steps or a big leap for the WNBA?

TweetCan the outgoing trifecta of women’s college basketball’s most visible stars attract a bigger spotlight for the WNBA?
That’s what both the league and ESPN are banking on as they held a tightly-staged press conference Thursday to announce an extension of their long-standing television partnership.
The six-year deal, which Sports Business Journal reported ahead of time [...]

Ain’t misbehavin’: Women athletes as entertainers

TweetA question often raised about women’s athletics — and it’s usually posed as a rhetorical one — resurfaced recently following a suggestion from a WNBA coach that her players might just be too “nice” when the reality of competitive sports gets a little nasty:
“Could women’s sports use some bad girls?”
The attempt at an answer revolved [...]

Leagues of their own for a good reason

TweetThis week espnW has been running a series examining the possibilities of women competing in men’s professional sports leagues. Veteran reporter Jane McManus does a good job detailing the physical and cultural obstacles women face in football, while Pat Borzi does the same in baseball.
I do admire the women facing very long odds of ever succeeding [...]