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After winning third NCAA title, Tara VanDerveer keeps her word
On Tuesday, Tara VanDerveer joined NBC Sports' "Brother from Another" to discuss Stanford's historic season and 54-53 win in the 2021 NCAA championship game.
Morgan Hurd’s impassioned speech at anti-AAPI violence rally (video)
At an anti-AAPI violence rally, gymnast Morgan Hurd detailed racism she's endured, saying, "People don't want me representing them not because of my skill level, but because of my race."
Video: Ko’s final round makes history, but Tavatanakit perseveres at ANA Inspiration
Patty Tavatanakit had no idea Lydia Ko was tearing up the course three groups ahead Sunday in the final round of the ANA Inspiration.
Stanford hangs on to win 2021 NCAA women’s title
Stanford beat Arizona 54-53, giving the Cardinal and coach Tara VanDerveer their first national championship in 29 years on Sunday night.
Olympic Trials: Maroulis and Gray lead stacked U.S. women’s wrestling team to Tokyo (video)
On Saturday night, six American women punched their tickets to the Tokyo Games at U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials. 2016 Olympians Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis both qualified for their second straight...
Stanford and Arizona bring Pac-12 rivalry to NCAA title game
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer has a chance to win her third title Sunday night when the Cardinal face Pac-12 rival Arizona.
No longer overlooked, Aari McDonald wants her name pronounced correctly
Arizona’s Aari McDonald is used to being overlooked. Now that people are paying attention, she asks they pronounce her name correctly.
Where are the heavyweights? Wrestling weight classes exclude larger women
"It's kind of devastating for our sport," Adeline Gray explained. "I find it kind of chauvinist that we haven't expanded the weight class yet."
In college basketball, men can be ‘one-and-done.’ Why not the women?
There is no one-and-done option for female college basketball players because of the WNBA's longstanding eligibility rules. That could change.
Women’s Sports on NBC in April 2021
From wrestling to golf to diving, here's a look at all of the women’s sports action on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, and Golf Channel in April 2021.
Ahead of UConn debut, Azzi Fudd named player of the year
It's a little surprising to learn that basketball prodigy Azzi Fudd didn't grow up with a basketball hoop in her driveway.
Paige Bueckers: first freshman to win AP women’s player of the year
UConn’s star guard Paige Bueckers is the first freshman ever to win The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year award.
Boston Pride defeat Minnesota Whitecaps to win 2021 Isobel Cup (video)
The Boston Pride are the first NWHL team to lift the Isobel Cup for a second time. The Pride defeated the Minnesota Whitecaps 4-3 on Saturday night.
Boston Pride’s Souliotis balances cancer research and hockey careers
Mallory Souliotis is hoping to help the Boston Pride lift the 2021 Isobel Cup trophy, but she also has a demanding 9-5 job.
Women’s Sports on NBC in March 2021
As Women's History Month gets underway, here's a look at all of the women's sports coverage on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, and Golf Channel this month.
All of the disparities at the 2021 NCAA women’s basketball tournament
The disparate weight rooms at the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments aren't the only example of how the NCAA treats the two tournaments differently.
Most anticipated Sweet 16 matchup? Bueckers vs Clark
UConn's Paige Bueckers and Iowa's Caitlin Clark will play their first college game against each other in the Sweet 16 at the 2021 women's NCAA tournament.
Rapinoe on gender pay gap: there’s no level of status that will protect you
Megan Rapinoe and Midge Purce were invited to the White House to to discuss the USWNT's equal pay lawsuit and the gender wage gap in sports.
In these sports, Equal Pay Day is years away
The women's game isn't to blame for the gender pay gap in sports. Instead, look at the decades of underinvestment, often fueled by sexist beliefs.
2021 NCAA women’s basketball tournament: day one highlights
UConn did just fine without coach Geno Auriemma, with Paige Bueckers scoring 24 points to lead the top-seeded Huskies to a 102-59 victory.
Bueckers, Edwards, Clark: Freshmen embrace the lights at the Big Dance
UConn’s Paige Bueckers showed why she’s All-American as a freshman, while teammate Aaliyah Edwards started with a double-double.
When women weren’t allowed in the garage, these barrier-breakers met in a restroom
When Janet Guthrie - the first woman to start the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500 - raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1976, there was no women's restroom in the garage.
After helping sister fight leukemia, Dawn Staley hopes to diversify bone-marrow registry
When Dawn Staley's sister, Tracey Underwood, was diagnosed with leukemia last year it wasn’t about a game, it was life and death.
2021 PWHPA Dream Gap Tour Schedule and Results
The PWHPA announced St. Louis will host the third U.S. stop of the 2021 Dream Gap tour. Here's a look the full 2021 Dream Gap schedule and results.
UConn’s Paige Bueckers becomes third freshman to make AP All-America team
Paige Bueckers is only the third freshman to make the AP All-American women’s basketball team, joining Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris and UConn’s Maya Moore.
Dani Rylan Kearney resigns from NWHL adviser, ownership roles
National Women’s Hockey League founder and former commissioner Dani Rylan Kearney resigned from her post as an adviser to the league.
Alpine skiers explain: “What Mikaela Shiffrin taught me”
Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the greatest alpine skiers of all time. Ahead of World Cup Finals, her teammates and competitors explained why she's so good.
In her own words: Alice Merryweather details eating disorder treatment
Alpine skier and 2018 Olympian Alice Merryweather writes about spending time away from the World Cup circuit to seek help for an eating disorder.
Stanford, UConn, NC State, South Carolina are top seeds for 2021 NCAA women’s tournament
UConn is in its normal spot with a No. 1 seed for the women’s NCAA Tournament. Familiar territory for Stanford and South Carolina, too.
2021 NCAA Basketball Tournaments: It’s time to stop making men the default
Every year, I experience March Madness of a different kind. Why do so many stories about the NCAA men's basketball tournament not include the word "men's"?
WNBA unveils new logo, initiatives ahead of 25th season
Ahead of its 25th season, the WNBA has announced several initiatives and celebrations to commemorate the historic milestone.
As her platform grows, Eileen Gu wants to inspire young girls to pursue freeskiing
Freeskier Eileen Gu is expected to represent China in 3 events at the 2022 Winter Olympics. But her start in the sport was the result of a misunderstanding.
Maya Moore not ready to return to WNBA
On Wednesday, the WNBA's Maya Moore - who last played for the Minnesota Lynx in 2018 - said she remains committed to her criminal justice reform work.
WNBA’s Tiffany Mitchell on becoming an advocate for single-parent families
Tiffany Mitchell of the Indiana Fever writes about growing up in a single-parent family and taking part in a new "Athlete to Advocate" program.
Roque, Coyne Schofield lead Minnesota to PWHPA win (video)
With Minnesota leading 3-0, the PWHPA's showcase-style scoring system became the story of the final minutes of the third period.
With no examples to cite, promoters of anti-trans bills stand by discriminatory policies
Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams.
Before her first meet in a year, Simone Manuel reflects on how her own story is told
Ahead of the 2021 TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Simone Manuel reflects on the way her story has been told since she won gold in Rio.
The important difference between being called ‘inspirational’ and actually inspiring others
Ahead of the release of her memoir "Limitless," Paralympian Mallory Weggemann spoke about the difference between called inspirational and inspiring others.
Morgan, Bird, Manuel and Kim team up to launch TOGETHXR
Coverage of women's sports on televised news and highlights shows declined over a 25-year period with women's sports receiving only 3.2% of coverage in 2014.
Chiles wins 2021 Winter Cup, Hernandez makes competitive return (video)
The 2021 Winter Cup provided a reminder of just how hard it will be to make the U.S. womens gymnastics team for the Tokyo Olympics.
In the only Olympic sport not open to women, Tara Geraghty-Moats perseveres
There's only one Olympic sport not open to women: nordic combined. Ahead of the 2021 World Championships, American Tara Geraghty-Moats is the favorite.
Atlanta Dream: Loeffler is out, Montgomery part of new ownership group
Two-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery played her last two seasons with the Atlanta Dream. She is the first former player to become a WNBA team owner.
USWNT wins 2021 SheBelieves Cup
Rose Lavelle was named 2021 SheBelieves MVP, an award she appeared surprised to win. "It's always nice to be recognized, but I think there were other players who deserved it more."
Swimmer Jessica Long hopes to make fifth – but not last – Paralympic appearance in Tokyo
As a leap year baby, Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long's birthday - February 29 - technically only comes around once every four years.
Overcoming inequity in women’s hockey, explained by Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux
2018 Olympic gold medalists Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson detail the inequities they experienced in hockey and how they fought for a better future for women’s hockey.
Jessie Diggins on body image education, why sports journalism needs more women
Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins writes about a question she was asked after winning the 10km freestyle at the World Cup stop in Falun, Sweden.
USWNT defeats Brazil at 2021 SheBelieves Cup
A fourth SheBelieves trophy is within reach for the U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT). On Sunday afternoon, the U.S. defeated Brazil 2-0 to take the lead in the 2021 SheBelieves standings. The...

Hockey is for Her


Souliotis balances life as Pride star, scientist

Boston Pride defender Mallory Souliotis talks about how she does it all as a professional hockey player while also working full-time in cancer research.


Davis is helping build a more diverse NHL

NHL executive Kim Davis says there is no more exciting time for women to be in the sport of hockey and wants to continue developmental programs for BIPOC coaches.

On the Tee


Lewis excited for future of golf, women in sports

Mom, golfer and advocate Stacy Lewis spoke with Troy Mullins at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship about her daughter Chesnee and the future of golf.


Mariah Stackhouse inspiring on the golf course

Ahead of the KPMGGolf Women’s PGA Championships, LPGA golfer Mariah Stackhouse talks about being able to use her platform to help encourage diversity in golf.