⚽ 24K magic
24 Hour Fitness becomes founding partner of Angel City FC through multiyear deal
24 Hour Fitness is bulking up its existing NWSL ties. After renewing and expanding its year-long sponsorship of San Diego Wave FC last month, the gym brand signed a multiyear deal yesterday to become a founding level partner of Angel City FC.
March 08, 2024
🏆 Fancy a cuppa?
UK expresses interest in hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup in the 2030s
As the UK further invests in expanding its women’s soccer footprint, governmental agency UK Sport shared its ambitions to host the country’s first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) in the 2030s.
March 08, 2024
🏆 Knives out
NCAA women’s basketball conference tournaments heat up this weekend
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As you heard on yesterday’s episode of The GIST of It, conference tournament tension will reach a fever pitch as squads scramble for automatic bids to March Madness this weekend. A whopping 32 conferences are currently duking it out, but three in particular are must-see TV.
March 08, 2024
🤝 Acing Allyship
Ally enters WNBA sponsorship space with extensive Las Vegas Aces partnership
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Financial services company Ally — a women’s sports sponsorship heavy-hitter — inked a multiyear deal with the two-time WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces yesterday, marking the brand’s first foray into the league.
March 06, 2024
🏛️ Pay them what you owe them
Dartmouth men’s basketball team votes to unionize in a massive blow to the NCAA’s amateurism model
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The Dartmouth men’s basketball team voted 13-2 to unionize yesterday, taking a first step toward recognized university employment in a jarring rebuke of the NCAA’s long-suffering amateurism model.
March 06, 2024
🏀 Everybody hurts sometimes
Injuries to No. 11 Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Kitley and other key women’s basketball players could upend the NCAA postseason
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Injuries to No. 11 Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Kitley and other key women’s basketball players could upend the NCAA postseason.
March 06, 2024
🏈 Everybody one, two step
The Denver Broncos released quarterback Russell Wilson
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Move aside, Love is Blind altar day — yesterday marked NFL franchise tag deadline day, bringing with it a flurry of massive decisions as teams prepare for free agency to open one week from today.
March 06, 2024
⚽ It’s go time
No. 10 CanWNT prepares for the Concacaf W Gold Cup semis
As a refresher, this first-ever tourney pits the continent’s best against each other as a tuneup for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. Fan-footy-tastic.
March 06, 2024
🏀 Back in the Headlines
Billionaire Larry Tanenbaum revives efforts to bring WNBA to Toronto
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Canadian billionaire Larry Tanenbaum is reportedly working to bring a WNBA franchise to Toronto after previous efforts stalled last year. Tanenbaum is chairman of the Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) sports group — owner of Toronto’s NHL, NBA, and MLS franchises — and is hoping to add women’s basketball to his sports portfolio.
March 06, 2024
⚽ It’s go time
No. 2 USWNT prepares for the Concacaf W Gold Cup semis
The inaugural Concacaf W Gold Cup semis kick off tonight with two must-see matches between four regional powers on deck from San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium.
March 06, 2024
🏀 The history
Legends of the Game: Mike Krzyzewski
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Better known as Coach K, famed Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski (pronounced shuh-SHEF-skee) is synonymous with basketball excellence. From the collegiate courts to the global stage, he continues to leave an indelible mark on the game.
March 05, 2024
🎓🏀 At the top it isn’t lonely
Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark is now the all-time NCAA leading scorer
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No. 6 Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark is now the all-time NCAA leading scorer after breaking former LSU and NBA standout Pete Maravich’s 54-year-old record in yesterday’s regular-season finale win over No. 2 Ohio State.
March 04, 2024