🥎 Full count
The Women’s College World Series is the latest growth magnet for women’s sports
The latest NCAA event to demonstrate women’s sports’ massive growth? The Women’s College World Series (WCWS)
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🥎 Hello, history
Oklahoma softball wins record-breaking fourth straight national championship
No. 2–seed Oklahoma topped rival No. 1 Texas 8–4 to capture their fourth straight national championship, becoming the first program to ever do so.
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🤘 No. 1–seed Texas Longhorns
The Women's College World Series championship is set
The Women’s College World Series (WCWS) best-of-three championship finale begins today at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Look out — the Red River Rivalry is coming to the Greatest Show on Dirt.
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🥎 Feeling Super
NCAA softball’s Super Regionals continue this weekend
Memorial Day Weekend means grilled food, summer whites, and softball Super Regionals. By Sunday night, the eight-team Women’s College World Series will be set. So spicy, not even the new season of Bridgerton can tear you away.
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🥎 So we meet again…
NCAA softball Super Regionals begin with two major rematches
May 22, 2024
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Ep #374

Olympic trials continue & a celebration of Title IX

June 18, 2024
Olympic trials continue & a celebration of Title IX

Hey there!

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-host Steph Rotz and guest host Lauren Tuiskula discuss two big upcoming events: the 2024 Paris Olympics and the anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the landmark U.S. civil rights law.

First up, Steph and Lauren chat through the ongoing U.S. Olympic swimming trials and this weekend’s track & field trials, where some Olympic hopeful’s dreams will come true.

Then in part two, the gals dig into Title IX ahead of the 52nd anniversary this Sunday, June 23rd. The law has been crucial in leveling the playing field for women in sports, but there are still areas where it falls short.

A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist.

And another thank you to Gainbridge for supporting today’s pod! The digital financial services leader wants to help you support women’s sports at the grassroots level. Visit ParityNow.co/ParityWeek to apply for $150K in grant money for orgs making a difference for women and girls in sport.

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