⚽ What’s going on?
CanWNT’s players’ association sues Canada Soccer for $40M
On the eve of No. 10 CanWNT’s 6–0 CONCACAF W Gold Cup win over No. 104 El Salvador, the Canadian Soccer Players’ Association (which represents CanWNT) filed a lawsuit against its employer, Canada Soccer, for $40M, alleging financial negligence.
February 23, 2024
🥍 We meet again…
Two of NCAA women’s lacrosse’s top teams meet in a national championship rematch tomorrow.
One of the sport’s spiciest rivalries will add another chapter with a rematch of the 2023 national championship game.
February 28, 2024
🏀 It’s getting hot in here
NCAA men’s basketball conference titles come into focus with No. 7 Kansas’ upset loss
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With last night’s scores, the picture for two men’s conference regular-season championship races became clearer.
February 28, 2024
💻 All the way up
New report details record global search interest in women’s sports
This week, UK marketing agency Redtorch released its SportOnSearch 2024 report, which analyzes fan engagement with sports properties via Google Trends data. The findings show interest in women’s sports across the board — in fact, all women’s sports properties recorded growth in 2023.
February 28, 2024
💰 Stake and potatoes
TOCA signs multiyear partnership with NWSL’s Thompson sisters
Soccer tech company TOCA announced an extensive multiyear partnership with Angel City FC teammates (and sisters!) Alyssa and Gisele Thompson yesterday. While the Thompsons have secured groundbreaking deals in the past, this marks their first deal that includes an equity stake.
February 28, 2024
🏀 All’s fair in love and basketball
Athletes Unlimited’s third women’s pro basketball season tips off
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Before Athletes Unlimited’s (AU) third basketball season tips off, here’s a primer on the pro league that’s giving women hoopers (including some of your WNBA faves) a chance to compete for individual glory during the W offseason.
February 28, 2024
🏀 The history
Legends of the Game: Geno Auriemma
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Today, we’re diving into one of women’s basketball’s best: current UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, whose (still unfolding) legacy combines a stretch of sheer dominance, the charisma to match, and an ongoing commitment to elevating the women’s game.
February 27, 2024
🏀 The rest is still unwritten
Caitlin Clark breaks the all-time NCAA women’s scoring record
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February 16, 2024
No. 4 Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark is now the all-time NCAA women’s basketball leading scorer with a whopping 3,569 points, sealing the deal with a signature logo three while dropping a career-high 49 points in last night’s 106–89 win over Michigan.
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Labor disputes in soccer: CanWNT & MLS referees
Ep #343

Labor disputes in soccer: CanWNT & MLS referees

February 27, 2024

Hi there!

It’s all soccer, all the time in today’s episode of The GIST of It, thanks to two big labor battles brewing, one in the women’s game and one in the men’s. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz start off with the latest from the CanWNT, where the team’s players’ association is suing Canada Soccer for alleged financial negligence.

Then for part two, El and Steph kick it over to MLS to detail the ongoing referee lockout that remains in effect after the league’s season-opening weekend. Much to discuss.

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🏀 Guard the throne
The final sprint toward an NCAA women’s basketball regular-season conference title begins this week
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Welcome to the final week of regular-season women’s basketball! Conference titles are about to be clinched — and a few are coming down to the wire.
February 26, 2024
🏆 Breaking records and taking names
Several athletes and teams broke records in their respective NCAA sports this weekend.
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With the NCAA postseasons for winter sports approaching, top athletes are pulling out all the stops to gain an edge, leading to shattered records on the court, track, pool deck, and mat this weekend.
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📈 Growing, growing, gone
Ticket sales for the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament reflect Caitlin Clark Effect
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After a record-breaking women’s March Madness in 2023, the popularity of women’s college basketball — and namely aforementioned Iowa star Caitlin Clark — keeps on growing, but the NCAA is still playing catch up. The Big Ten women’s basketball tournament officially sold out this weekend, two whole weeks before the event tips off.
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🇦🇺 She’ll be right
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🎓🏀 Watch the throne
Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and USC’s JuJu Watkins dominate NCAA women’s basketball
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With just over three weeks until March Madness, two of the biggest names in women’s college hoops are crushing records and commanding our attention day in and day out.
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🏀 The hardwood trailblazers
Black women athletes everyone should know
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February 25, 2024