🏆 More hardware than a Home Depot
NCAA championships in men’s hockey and men’s swimming & diving begin this week
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The winter sport grand finale frenzy continues this week, with more confetti coming soon
March 27, 2024
😡 DOJ finds abuse at UMBC
The DOJ found sexual assault and discrimination at UMBC swimming & diving
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released findings from its investigation into misconduct in the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) swimming & diving program on Monday. The investigation ultimately affirmed that the school failed to enforce Title IX protections amidst known abusive and discriminatory practices by then–coach Chad Cradock.
March 20, 2024
🏆 Breaking records and taking names
Several athletes and teams broke records in their respective NCAA sports this weekend.
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With the NCAA postseasons for winter sports approaching, top athletes are pulling out all the stops to gain an edge, leading to shattered records on the court, track, pool deck, and mat this weekend.
February 26, 2024
🏆 Next stop: natty
NCAA winter sports’ postseasons kick off
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Winter sports’ postseasons have officially begun! Conference championships are happening in three sports this weekend, and while winning doesn’t guarantee teams a spot in their respective national tournaments, this hardware is still a BFD.
February 23, 2024
NCAA swimming and diving is back in action
NCAA swimming and diving is back in action
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So, prep with our handy primer, slip on your bather à la these special guests at No. 3 Colgate’s women’s hockey game, and dive in.
October 06, 2023
Trans athlete trailblazers, the backlash, facts & figures & what’s next
Trans athlete trailblazers, the backlash, facts & figures & what’s next
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What better start to the month than sharing this exclusive interview with activist and former Harvard athlete Schuyler Bailar. Our college sports newsletter team recently sat down with Bailar to discuss his experience as the first openly trans Division I (DI) swimmer.
August 06, 2023
NCAA women's swimming & diving championship begins today
NCAA women's swimming & diving championship begins today
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While the men’s tournament doesn’t begin until next week, the best of the best in women’s swimming & diving will hit the NCAA championship pool starting today.
March 15, 2023
New updates from the Paralympics
New updates from the Paralympics
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August 30, 2021
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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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Tokyo Olympics Gold-Getters
Tokyo Olympics Gold-Getters
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The GIST: It’s Day 4 of the Olympics, and a 13-year-old — Japanese skateboarder Momiji Nishiya — has already won a gold medal. Feeling old yet?
July 26, 2021