What John McEnroe & Others are Getting so Very Wrong

What John McEnroe & Others are Getting so Very Wrong

  If you haven’t heard by now, on Sunday while lauding Serena Williams as the best female tennis player of all time, legendary American player John McEnroe also said that if she had played on men’s circuit she’d probably only be “like 700 in the world.” This of course prompted an outcry from many who […]

CONDI COMES TO PLAY

Yesterday Executive Director Bill Hancock announced who would sit on the 13-member College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee.   The committee, which will pick the four teams that will vie in the playoff for the national championship next year, undoubtedly needed to be filled with heavy hitters who know and appreciate the game of football and […]

Today in Gladiather History

Today Gladiathers.com recognizes an athlete from the lesser-celebrated field of horse racing.  On this day in 1969 pioneer Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female to ever win at the Aqueduct Park racetrack in Queens, NY.  Barbara Jo battled polio and sexism in her fight to become a successful jockey.  For her courage and success […]

Life After 40

In celebration of over 40 years of Title IX we’re doing a special series that highlights some of the differences in the experiences of female and male athletes.  While Title IX was enacted to ensure that females were not treated any differently than males at educational institutions, the fact remains that female athletes have different […]

Not Woman Enough

Not Woman Enough

Shortly before the start of the 2012 Olympic games in London two of the world’s largest and most powerful governing athletic bodies; the International Association of Athletics Foundations (“IAAF”), responsible for regulating international track and field competition, and the International Olympic Committee (“IOC”), the governing body of the Olympics, enacted new rules that may significantly […]