Skylar Diggins: Still Changing the World and Ready for the 2017 WNBA Season

Skylar Diggins: Still Changing the World and Ready for the 2017 WNBA Season

I love basketball, but it’s not my only passion. It’s a blessing to have the ability to take advantage of other opportunities that allow me to engage in my passions outside of basketball.

Who Can Upset UCONN and What Will it Take?

Who Can Upset UCONN and What Will it Take?

This year was supposed to be the “rebuilding year” for Geno Auriemma’s team, but wins over 9 top 25 teams rebuked that notion.  They have been the best college team in the country this year, but with close games against good competition and the recent scare against Tulane, we can’t just give UCONN the trophy […]

UConn’s 100 Wins is About More Than Talent

UConn’s 100 Wins is About More Than Talent

What Auriemma has done is to convince twenty women to focus on a goal for 814 straight days; to work as hard as they possibly can each of those days.

NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: BALLERS TO WATCH IN 2017

NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: BALLERS TO WATCH IN 2017

The 2016-2017 season is shaping up to be one of the best years for women’s college basketball.  There have been really good games so far and it’s only going to get better from here.  The New Year means conference play time and time to start thinking about March Madness.  Now, GladiatHers®, I know what you’re thinking- you haven’t seen many […]

LaChina Robinson: Fighting to Make You Love Women’s Basketball

LaChina Robinson: Fighting to Make You Love Women’s Basketball

I want people to be excited to cover the game, to fall in love with the players and coaches at the collegiate and professional levels the way I have; to want to close the gap in coverage between women’s and men’s sports.

GENUINE PATRIOTISM

GENUINE PATRIOTISM

Americans aren’t always patriotic and they aren’t patriotic in the same ways. They are a confusing bunch, picking and choose when and how it’s convenient to show their patriotism and love for country.

AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YA KNOW…

AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YA KNOW…

The Olympics have come and gone.  I must say, aside from Ryan Lochte’s full-on frat bro display of stupidity and utter disrespect, I enjoyed what I saw.  I was unquestionably entertained and inspired.  I actually think that it’s the inspiration piece that really makes the Olympics so great.  Not only are athletes providing entertainment and […]

GLADIATHER WIVES: COURTNEY AJINÇA

GLADIATHER WIVES: COURTNEY AJINÇA

We all grow up with certain expectations in life. We have ideas about what careers we’ll have, who we’ll marry, how many kids we’ll have…what our adult lives will generally look like. On the road to adulthood and living our fairytale lives, however, there are often unexpected events that shift our focus and our expectations. […]

GLADIATHER GRADS: NICOLE POWELL

GLADIATHER GRADS: NICOLE POWELL

Today we have our second addition to our newest feature, GladiatHer Grads, and she’s a dynamic sports writer who’s taken her passion for dance and people to help carve out a growing career in the sports industry that improves on the lives of others. Meet Nicole Powell!

GladiatHer Law: The WNBA’s Fine Fiasco

GladiatHer Law: The WNBA’s Fine Fiasco

Y’all. Last week I broke protocol and wrote about men in sports on the blog. I feel/felt so strongly about the treatment of black bodies in this country that I just couldn’t remain silent about the most recent incidents of police officers senselessly taking more of those bodies from the face of the earth. After I […]