🏆 California kings and queens
UCLA and USC win respective NCAA men’s volleyball and beach volleyball national championships
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If this natty round-up feels familiar, it’s because two teams bagged back-to-back ’ships this weekend.
May 06, 2024
The ITA National Fall Championships begins today
The ITA National Fall Championships begins today
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The epic five-day ITA National Fall Championships, aka the capstone of college tennis’ fall singles and doubles season, hits the court in San Diego today.
November 01, 2023
Two weeks to go until the ITA National Fall Championships
Two weeks to go until the ITA National Fall Championships
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The peak of fall tennis — the ITA National Fall Championships — begins in exactly two weeks, which means players are frantically trying to win their ITA Regionals (aka the main route to the tourney) right now.
October 18, 2023
Breaking down the National Fall tennis Championship
Breaking down the National Fall tennis Championship
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The ITA governs fall competition, not the NCAA, but these matches are still a BFD for athletes: Unlike NCAA contests where team titles reign supreme, individual glory is the name of fall’s game.
October 04, 2023
How does college tennis work?
How does college tennis work?
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If you’ve watched Break Point, you know the basics — but there are a few ways college competitions differ from those of the pros, mostly because NCAA tennis players compete on teams, while Tour pros duke it out as individuals.
June 28, 2023
National titles were handed out in tennis, rowing and lacrosse
National titles were handed out in tennis, rowing and lacrosse
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Even with a bonus day, last weekend didn’t have enough hours to keep up with all the national titles being bestowed.
May 31, 2023
UNC women and Virginia men win college tennis championships
UNC women and Virginia men win college tennis championships
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This weekend, two more spring sports handed out titles in the most thrilling on-court action since Drea did revenge.
May 22, 2023
One step closer to naming champions in college tennis and golf
One step closer to naming champions in college tennis and golf
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May 19, 2023
By this time next week, three new national champions will have claimed their crowns, so here’s the (iced) tea on everything you need to know.
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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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Who will take home the crown in NCAA men's and women's tennis?
Who will take home the crown in NCAA men's and women's tennis?
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With only eight teams left in each national tournament, expect tighter competition in today’s women’s and tomorrow’s men’s quarter-finals than in the first three yawn-inducing rounds.
May 17, 2023
Conference champions were crowned this weekend in NCAA spring sports
Conference champions were crowned this weekend in NCAA spring sports
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While most beach volleyball tourneys hit the sand later this week, Long Beach State burned through the Big West to their first-ever conference title this weekend.
April 24, 2023
NCAA spring sports' postseason get underway
NCAA spring sports' postseason get underway
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It’s only been a few days since the last winter sports champs raised their trophies, but there’s no time to catch your breath — spring sports’ postseasons are already going pedal to the, ahem, medal with conference tourneys this weekend.
April 21, 2023
NCAA postseason tennis gets underway
NCAA postseason tennis gets underway
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Three Power Five conferences — the ACC, SEC, and Big 12 — begin their women’s and men’s tournaments this week, and there’s more than hardware on the line…
April 19, 2023