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Lisa Leslie, Five Others to be Inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015

Announced last week during Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, Lisa Leslie and five others will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 13, 2015. Joining Leslie as 2015 inductees are former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, former University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, former Duke and University of Texas coach Gail Goestenkors, and former Oregon City High School coach Brad Smith.

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WSF’s Nancy Hogshead-Makar in Washington Post article on coaching abuse

A 2013 basketball season preview article in Tuesday’s Washington Post examined the issue of abuse in college sports, with our Senior Director of Advocacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, offering expert perspective on an emerging trend in college sports: holding abusive coaches accountable for their actions.

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Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Throughout Pat Summitt's 38 seasons as head basketball coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers, she agilely worked to maintain the team's elite caliber and reform the perception of women's basketball. Last August 23, Summitt announced that she was battling early onset dementia, "Alzheimer's Type." Less than a year later, she made a statement that she would step down as Tennessee's women's basketball's coach.



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Granny's Got Game

Granny’s Got Game is a truly inspirational documentary film that challenges the critical stereotypes of the elderly. It follows the story of the Fabulous 70s, a team of seven elderly women basketball players who have learned to compete together not just as a team but as a family. It is a story the shows what seven women can do with just enough determination and passion.

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“Boys Will be Boys,” an Excuse No Longer? Part 2

Is it fair to expect women athletes to display superior morals and ethics? Are women penalized to a greater extent when they violate the code of conduct? How do these double standards affect women in sports?

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