Category Archives: Women

Women’s sports coverage

Women in Sports: Leila Dunbar

As part of espnW’s “Women with Cool Sports Jobs” series, I spoke with Leila Dunbar, who appraises sports memorabilia for a living. If you have a sports, pop culture, or entertainment item, Dunbar can probably tell you how much it’s worth. Perhaps you’ve seen her on “Antiques Roadshow,” as she’s been a part of the show since its first episode in 1997. Click below to learn more about the famous, infamous, and quirky items she’s come across over the years.

espnW: Leila Dunbar’s Cool Sports Job

Midland Softball Update

You may recall the story I wrote in June about the lawsuit involving the Midland College softball program. A lot has happened since, and I have an update for Excelle Sports.

Excelle Sports: Midland Softball Lawsuit Update

WNBA Rising Star Erica Wheeler

Erica Wheeler path from a dangerous neighborhood in Miami all the way to the WNBA was atypical. From losing her mother unexpectedly to dealing with the realities of lower-level international hoops, her positive attitude is inspiring.

espnW: Erica Wheeler’s Circuitous Road to the WNBA

Carol Hutchins: Title IX Fighter

On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, it is important to remember the women’s sports trailblazers. Michigan’s Carol Hutchins was a great athlete and has become college softball’s all-time winningest coach. But her more important contributors have come in fighting for opportunities for female athletes. In a story for espnW, I look back at Hutch’s Title IX history.

espnW: Carol Hutchins’ Title IX fight

Women in Sports: Susan Lulgjuraj

As part of espnW’s “Women with Cool Sports Jobs” series, I profiled Susan Lulgjuraj, the marketing communications manager for The Topps Company. You may remember Susan’s cameo in my story about baseball card collecting. In this article, she goes more in-depth about her job. If you know any women with a “cool” job related to sports in some way, let me know.

espnW: Susan Lulgjuraj’s Cool Sports Job

Snakes, Scorpions, Sex, and Softball

Tommy Ramos is the softball coach at Midland, a junior college in Texas. Fed up with his team’s poor facilities and the administration’s unwillingness to make improvements, he filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school.

Excelle Sports: Midland College Title IX Lawsuit

Lexi Thompson: LPGA Rising Star

It’s been quite the last two months for Lexi Thompson, the 22-year-old star of the LPGA Tour. After being robbed of a major championship, she bounced back last week to dominate the field. She shoots for a second straight victory this weekend and is primed to become an even bigger attraction.

Excelle Sports: Lexi Thomson: the Next LPGA Poster Girl