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.”

“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.”

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?

Let’s talk about Peng Shuai and the WTA

This past week on the Babes Podcast, we briefly mentioned the situation happening with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai (pronounced Pung-SHWHY). Let’s go more into depth about this situation because, well I really hope this goes without saying but, women deserve better. Last month, Shuai shared sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese communist official. Ever since, Shuai’s whereabouts and safety have been in question, … Continue reading Let’s talk about Peng Shuai and the WTA

Babe of the Week: Maria Marino

The Babes love nothing more than a fellow Babe (and fellow New Jerseyan, sorry not sorry) who has worked hard to pave a way for herself in a male-dominated industry. We all know this shit is not easy, especially when the media only spends roughly 5% of their coverage on women’s sports. But that’s why we’re happy to have Maria Marino getting out there and … Continue reading Babe of the Week: Maria Marino

USA Fencing cannot hide Alen Hadzic

Over the past week, many articles came out about Team USA fencer Alen Hadzic. If you haven’t heard yet, here’s the long and short of it. It’s really quite simple: Alen Hadzic has a well-known reputation leading back to his days at Columbia University as a known sexual predator. So much so that he was forced to fly to Tokyo separately from other athletes and … Continue reading USA Fencing cannot hide Alen Hadzic

Why I’m Giddy: The First Ever All-Female MLB Broadcast

Well, it’s about damn time – the first ever all-female MLB broadcast is happening TONIGHT (July 20, 7p EST) during the Orioles-Rays game. This is a great news, historic, and long overdue. This actually might be the first baseball game I’ve ever watched in my life without hearing a man’s voice. I’m giddy. Here’s your #GirlPower lineup: – Melanie Newman, Play-by-Play – Alanna Rizzo, On-Field … Continue reading Why I’m Giddy: The First Ever All-Female MLB Broadcast

Babe of the Week: Paige Bueckers

Winning an ESPY is pretty cool, but Babe of the Week? Yeah, big week for Paige Bueckers. Paige took home the award for Best College Athlete (Women’s Sports) this past week at the ESPYs, and it was more than deserved. Paige is a stellar basketball player at UConn. Upon researching the young star’s career highlights, I got overwhelmed because she is that special of a … Continue reading Babe of the Week: Paige Bueckers