🏒 Fly like a jet stream
How Canada’s NHL playoff teams are faring after the first weekend of games
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And they’re off! With the NHL Playoffs officially underway, here’s what you need to know about Canada’s teams as things continue to heat up on the ice.
April 22, 2024
📈 Caitlin Fever runs high
Caitlin Clark’s marketability continues to rise
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Caitlin Clark continues to dominate headlines as she heads into her first WNBA season. While we wait for Clark to bring her game to the Indiana Fever’s court, here’s the latest on how she’s changing the women’s basketball (business) game.
April 22, 2024
🇨🇦 Oh, Canada
New data on Canadian women’s sports fans provides valuable insights for U.S. expansion
Canadian Women & Sport released its latest data on Canadian fans today: “It’s Time: Unlocking the Power of Pro Women’s Sports Fans.” While the initial “It’s Time” report in 2023 mapped out the Canadian landscape for women’s sports development, this edition presents insight into the unique attributes of women’s sports fans in Canada.
April 22, 2024
🥵 The impact on sports
What the sporting world is doing to combat this impending global crisis
That’s right, tomorrow is Earth Day, marked annually on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
April 21, 2024
⚙️ How it works
Everything you need to know about the 2023–24 NHL Playoffs
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After grinding through 82 regular season games, it’s time to wipe the slate clean. Only 16 wins stand between 16 NHL playoff teams and the Stanley Cup, the hardest trophy to win in sports.
April 20, 2024
🏀 Feeling hot, hot, hot
Injuries plague NBA Play-In Tournament doubleheader finale
The GIST: Win and advance or lose and go home — the stakes couldn’t be higher ahead of tonight’s Play-In Tournament finale, with two No. 8 seeds up for grabs before the first playoff round tips off tomorrow. No time to waste.
April 19, 2024
🤸 Let’s flipping go
The NCAA women’s and men’s gymnastics seasons culminate in Saturday’s national championships
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A massive upset rocked last night’s women’s gymnastics national semifinals, leaving the field wide open for tomorrow’s championship meet.
April 19, 2024
🏛️ Change is the only constant
The NCAA removed restrictions on the transfer portal and school-assisted NIL deals this week
The NCAA’s Division I Council made major moves to reduce restrictions on name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals and the transfer portal this week, changes the org’s implementing to try and keep up with the ever-changing college sports world.
April 19, 2024
📈 Merch madness
WNBA, NWSL seeing boosts in merch sales and product development
The business of women’s sports is exploding across the board, including for merchandise, which women’s sports fans are 1.5x more likely to buy. Supporters are lining up to buy expanded merch options, which is presenting tricky logistical issues for manufacturers. Here are some current examples showing how supply doesn’t meet demand.
April 19, 2024
👟 Caitlin Clark steps up her shoe game
Caitlin Clark reportedly nearing eight-figure Nike shoe deal
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We’ve got news for the “Caitlin Clark is taking a pay cut” crowd: She’s expected to hit another payday as she steps into the WNBA limelight. Recent reports indicate Clark is close to signing an eight-figure signature shoe deal with Nike worth over $20M with the potential for bonuses.
April 19, 2024
🏀 They’re literally playing in
NBA Western Conference Play-In Tournament brings the drama
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Love it or hate it, the NBA Play-In Tournament delivered with last night’s thrilling Western Conference (WC) tip-off, giving way to tonight’s Eastern Conference (EC) double-header. Nothing like high- stakes hoops.
April 17, 2024