Griner injured, but it’s win or go home for Chicago Sky in WNBA Finals

“We want to be physical in all aspects of the game, but being strong mentally would help us out a lot more.” Pokey Chatman, Chicago Sky head coach and general manager, on managing in the WNBA Finals The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ opened at the WNBA Finals between first-time contenders Chicago Sky and 2007 and […]

I Forgot the Gamecocks! NCAA Women’s Bracket Seeds DePaul #7

I predicted my top seeds for the NCAA Women’s Bracket on my Facebook Token Female  page. Guess what they were…..Oh, never mind…..I’ll tell you: UConn (34-0) #1 all year on the AP Poll Notre Dame (32-0) #2 all year on the AP Poll Tennessee (27-5) #3 or 4 all year Baylor  (29-4) #4 to end the regular […]

DePaul Blue Demons Take Big East to the Big Dance; Party on…Monday

The DePaul Blue Demons) are ready to step up and lead the Big East” Coach Doug Bruno, DePaul Blue Demons Welcome to a new era in Big East athletics. No more UConn. No more Geno Auriemma.  No more Notre Dame. So long, Hall of Famer Muffet McGraw. Hello, Coach  Doug Bruno.  You’ve been crowned. After […]

Blame Lolo Jones for Olympic bobsled fail?

It could have been three American bobsleds, not two, in contention for women’s 2-man bobsled medals. If not for a bad choice on the part of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. After all,  USA-1 pilot Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams, the most experienced of the bobsledders, are currently in first place with a […]

Trestman Hints At Roster Cuts, Additions At Final Preseason Game

It really wasn’t the score that mattered in the Bears’ 18-16 loss at Soldier Field Thursday night in their final preseason game. Nor did it matter that the Bears went 2-2 this preseason. What really mattered at steamy Soldier Field, to the 46,932 attending the game, and most of all, to Head Coach Marc Trestman […]

Oh, Susannah! Sports Vixen Releases Statement About Firing

  “As most of you know by now, I had a slip-up last week on the air while covering the Blackhawks playoff series. As a result of the attention it received, an old web-based sports comedy series I participated in several years ago came to light. The intention of that show was to present a […]

Carmody In or Out After Going 4-13 in Big 10?

(Evanston, IL) A school record four consecutive postseason appearances in the NIT.  189 victories in 13 years, or 14.50 per season, the second-most in school history. Two All-Big 10 players in John Shurna and Drew Crawford. Sounds okay for a Big 10 coach, maybe? Especially at a school more revered for academics than athletics for more decades than the coach […]

Wildcats’ Loss To Butler Tough Pill To Swallow

(Evanston) It was a tough, tough night for the Northwestern Wildcats as the sloppy game got physical, as shots didn’t fall, and ultimately, a 75-64 loss to the Butler Bulldogs, two years removed from their trip to the Big Dance in Houston. A victory on Saturday would have given the Cats at least eight wins through […]

Gator Bowl Awaits Northwestern Wildcats Following Lincoln Trophy

  Northwestern University’s Wildcats are bound for Jacksonville, Florida for the 2013 Gator Bowl.  The coveted Bowl Trophy, which Northwestern hasn’t won in eons, would be the second trophy the Wildcats have won this season. How lucky can they get this season? Already, they are the bearers of the Land of Lincoln Trophy, won […]

The Undefeated: Northwestern Wildcats Perfect in Nonconference Games

(Evanston, IL)  Northwestern Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald is cautiously optimistic optimistic as his Wildcats completed the nonconference portion of their schedule a perfect 4-0, including a 38-7 win over the MAC conference’ South Dakota Coyotes on Saturday. Previously, Northwestern had beaten Vanderbilt, Syracuse, and Boston College.  The Wildcats’ 31-point margin of victory over South Dakota was […]

Title IX at 40: Impact and Future

Soccer player Amelia Moore, age 9, recently took first place in an Oakland elementary school science fair. My niece is one of the millions of girls who have benefited significantly from playing team sports. My niece Amelia, age 9, is one busy and very smart girl. Just recently, she won her school’s science fair by […]

Thoughts on Kerry Wood

  Just one month shy of his 35th birthday, “Woody”  (born June 16, 1977) leaves a controversial legacy in his 13-plus seasons as a major league pitcher. In his fifth career start, on May 6, 1998, he threw a one-hit, no walk, 20-strikeout shutout against the Houston Astros, tying Roger Clemens’ record for strikeouts in a […]

Minding Your P’s, Qs, and V’s: Arizona Baseball, Equality, and God’s Word

    From My friend Elizabeth Hess, of WDWS’ morning show in Champaign-Urbana, is known for the quick-witted, timely quote. As she reported on Facebook, I just found out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Her son asked her an interesting question the other day: “Mom,” he said. “Is it better to have a […]

Happy New Year In Women’s Sports From The Token Female!

Happy New Year…and a delightful, healthy and prosperous 2012 to all of you! As this new year dawns, I am more excited than ever to cover women’s sports and sports in general. From the 40th Anniversary of Title IX to the Women’s NCAA Finals in Denver, Colorado to the London Olympics, in September, this year is going […]