Sports Word of the Week! RUSH

Rush (American Football) - Rush is used to describe defense and offense action. Defense: Charging to tackle the player (quarterback, kicker or punter) before the ball is thrown or kicked. Offense: A player (mainly running backs) advancing the ball by running. Join the Conversation The offense

Sports Word of the Week! AUDIBLE

Audible - A play called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage to completely change or alter the initial play that was called in the huddle.  It is based on how the defense is aligned and how many defenders are in the box. Join the Conversation The quarterback saw a safety walk into the box

Sports Word of the Week! THE BOX

The Box - The area on the defense side of the ball that consists of defensive linemen and linebackers.  Defensive backs are added to defend against the opposing team's offense's rush or running game. Join the Conversation The defense has eight men in the box, so it is going to be tough for the offense

Is Title IX Still Relevant?

My current work in Title IX and athletics elicits a wide range of questions and comments. The common denominator of most questions is whether the benefits and opportunities afforded millions of girls and young women are real and provide long term benefits. After all, they posit, they don't have the

Super Bowl is headed to the Twin Cities

Super Bowl LII will be hosted at the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in 2018.  A shiny new stadium with the latest technology and superior amenities outweighed February weather in the Twin Cities.  The Minnesota Super Bowl Committee was not on the defense about the weather.  They were completely on

Sports Word of the Week! TRIPLE CROWN

Triple Crown (baseball) - When a batter leads the National League or American League in batting average, home runs, and runs batted during the regular season. Join the Conversation I still cannot believe that Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown in 2012! The last time someone won the triple crown

Sports Word of the Week! TRIPLE DOUBLE

Triple Double (Basketball) - When a player reaches double digits in three stat categories, such as points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. Join the Conversation -Did you see Rajon Rondo last night had 14 points, 10 assists, and 12 rebounds? -Yeah I had heard he got a triple double.

Sports Word of the Week! DUGOUT

Dugout - The name for the teams bench in Baseball. The home and away dugouts are located in between home plate and first base, and third base and home plate.  Join the Conversation Did you see the reactions of the players in the Angels dugout after Mike Trout hit that home run just now?

Sports Word of the Week! PRO DAY

Pro Day – college athletes, in this case, College Football players, performing their skills and talents for NFL scouts Join the Conversation Who do you think had the better pro day, former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater or former USF quarterback Blake Bortles?

The story of the 2014 National Championship

      The stage could not have been set more perfectly. A 7 seed versus a 8 seed (which to date is the highest combined seeding to meet in a championship game). Kentucky was starting all first year players, something that only one other team has ever done, a certain young group

Sports Word of the Week! CUT DOWN THE NETS

Cut down the nets - Tradition of the winning team’s coaches and players to cut the net off of the basketball hoop.  The coaches and players get a piece for souvenirs and the net is given to the school to showcase in a trophy case. Join the conversation This game is over; pass the scissors to Coach

Final Four Preview – Florida

Florida finished off the last 3 weeks as the #1 team in the country following Syracuse's late regular season demise. However, Florida is used to the College Basketball spotlight. They won the Championship back to back seasons in '05-'06 and '06-'07, behind the leadership of present day Chicago Bulls