A Conversation with Sabrina Robinson

In a very special episode of the Babes Off The Bench podcast, Ashley talks with Sabrina Robinson, a sophomore at Montclair State University. Through some badass determination and perseverance, Sabrina achieved a first at MSU – the school’s first women’s baseball club team. Sabrina talks about her experiences getting the club up and running, her plans for the future of the club, and her advice … Continue reading A Conversation with Sabrina Robinson

“Investing In Women’s Sports Is Not Only Important, It’s Smart.”

In a brand new roundup, we discuss the PHF’s game-changing investment, Naomi Osaka’s graceful loss, recognize the women taking over Major League Baseball, and Ashley offers Sports Illustrated a controversial idea on how to achieve gender equity. We also remember the late Lusia Harris, a pioneer of women’s basketball, who passed away last week. Continue reading “Investing In Women’s Sports Is Not Only Important, It’s Smart.”

For These Women, It’s More Than A Gym

Sustaining a career in the sports industry as a woman comes with many of its own challenges. These challenges also extend to the fitness industry, but Amy Pike and Astrid Castaneda are two women who are making an impact. Together they have opened their gym Bridge Performance in Pasadena, California with a unique and specialized approach to training. They specialize in functional fitness while also … Continue reading For These Women, It’s More Than A Gym

“Sports Aren’t Inherently Male. Spread The Word.”

This week, we celebrate Dr. Christine Grant’s legacy, talk NCAA March Madness branding, and conduct a thorough search for where former US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro gets the audacity. A lot more happened, but you’ll have to press play to find out. Let’s talk about women’s sports – or as I like to call them, sports! Continue reading “Sports Aren’t Inherently Male. Spread The Word.”

Babe of the Week: Christine Grant

I remember the very first time I heard of Title IX. I was 16, playing for my high school varsity softball team and in the preseason when it was still freezing in New Jersey, we’d practice inside. My high school very specifically had a girl’s gym and a boy’s gym. The girl’s gym was pretty standard. It fit a basketball court and had bleachers along … Continue reading Babe of the Week: Christine Grant

WNBA viewership increases, but does its coverage?

Women’s sports have constantly struggled to gain coverage on national television. This is an issue that extends across all women’s sports. The men’s teams are simply seen as “more valuable” on a given platform such as ESPN. Therefore, they are given the appropriate amount of airtime for people to become fans and invest in the team they are watching. A study conducted by USC and … Continue reading WNBA viewership increases, but does its coverage?

“There Is Room for Everyone to Elevate Women.”

In the last episode of 2021, we dive into the historic settlement for the Nassar survivors, touch on some history made this week, and recognize a legendary hockey career coming to an end. Also, the world found out this week that the NCAA doesn’t pay basketball officials equally for women’s tournaments. Neat! More on this week’s roundup, only on the Babes Podcast. Enjoy! Continue reading “There Is Room for Everyone to Elevate Women.”

Sam Kerr: Chelsea Football Player & Part-time Security Guard

We have all seen the viral videos of people running onto fields during sporting events. The moment their feet touch the grass they are pursued by a handful of security guards, which often leads to an epic chase and eventual smackdown. Nowadays, security at sporting events is taken very seriously to prevent any harm to the athletes or their spectators. So the question is – … Continue reading Sam Kerr: Chelsea Football Player & Part-time Security Guard

“Protect Women, or Don’t Get Mad When They Protect Themselves”

Maybe it goes without saying, but what a week in women’s sports. Serena, Simone, Samantha and that’s only the ‘S’ names. Give that Christmas music a break for a few minutes to listen to a sassy New Jersey native tell you the headlines of the women’s sports world. Enjoy! Continue reading “Protect Women, or Don’t Get Mad When They Protect Themselves”