Category Archives: Women's sports

Details on Romero appeal process

I wrote a story for ESPNW this week on women’s basketball player Leticia Romero, who has been denied a release from Kansas State. Several readers have asked about the details of the appeals process. In an interview in late April, … Continue reading

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Thinking of Billie Jean and the (ongoing) battle

Sept. 20, 2013, is the 40th anniversary of tennis’ “Battle of the Sexes.” I was 8 years old then, and recall what a big deal it was to me as a third-grader. Here is a story I wrote for the … Continue reading

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Help former player/wounded warrior with a new goal

Folks, here is an e-mail I received today from former Missouri State women’s basketball coach Cheryl Burnett about a player who was on her 2001 NCAA Final Four team. The e-mail also includes a story on Kinga Kiss-Johnson, who is … Continue reading

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Remember Patsy Mink on Title IX’s anniversary

Note: As we mark the 40th anniversary of Title IX, this is an ESPN.com column I wrote in December 2002, honoring the late Patsy Mink. She had recently passed away then. One of the “mothers” of Title IX, Mink is … Continue reading

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Coach, interrupted (for now)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. _ It’s a warm January afternoon, with sunlight streaming in a window at Chick’s Oyster Bar. Despite the nice weather, it’s still winter in this popular summer-vacation city, so there’s no lunchtime crowd. But even if there … Continue reading

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The road we’re on

The first time I went to Stillwater, Okla., I drove by myself on a rainy Saturday in February 1987. It was Valentine’s Day, and the Missouri women’s basketball team was playing a late afternoon game at Oklahoma State. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Sad news prompts another Yow memory

Some very sad news was reported by colleague Mel Greenberg last week about the death of former N.C. State player Linda Page. She was 48 and a former Philadelphia high school star. It reminded me of a story I wrote … Continue reading

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The parallel sports universe, Part 2

Late Monday night, actually just into Tuesday morning. It was 12:01 a.m., in fact, in Salina, Kan. A stop for gas. The big headline on the paper in the Salina Journal rack was about how it had been a record-breaking … Continue reading

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More on the ‘Rainbow ceiling’

I took part in a “webinar” last week, which was put together by reporter Stefanie Loh as part of the Association of Women in Sports Media convention. The topic was a familiar one that people talk about … and yet … Continue reading

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Sometimes, we find we’re closer than we think

There are people with whom we run on parallel planes of existence, sometimes for many years, and know … but don’t really know. We have jointly witnessed several significant moments, have been bored together, have been awed together. Our jobs … Continue reading

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