Category Archives: Women

Women’s sports coverage

Women in Sports: Val Ackerman

Val Ackerman is the commissioner of the Big East Conference. In this interview with espnW, she explains why she doesn’t think college athletes should be paid and why she loves leading a league without football.

espnW: Val Ackerman’s Cool Sports Job

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