When she first started as executive director of the NBPA, Michele Roberts often bypassed questions, saying she wasn't yet knowledgeable enough to respond. Now? She doesn't bypass anything.
Feb 25 8:13 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Iowa field hockey players are making a fascinating claim against their school: that they deserve to be pushed as hard as male athletes and that the Hawkeyes' previous coach, Tracey Griesbaum, was improperly fired last summer.
Feb 5 1:43 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Only Cincinnati and UCF consistently employ women as head coaches for their women's teams, a report on 86 NCAA schools found. The vast majority of schools were well below 50 percent.
Feb 10 12:11 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Diana Taurasi has decided to sit out the 2015 WNBA season, opting to rest for the summer at the request of her Russian club team.
Feb 3 8:34 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Is Diana Taurasi's decision to sit out this coming WNBA season a sign of things to come? The WNBA should restructure its salaries to ensure the world's best players don't take the summer off.
Feb 4 10:17 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said on Monday it's possible that goalkeeper Hope Solo will not be on the team for this summer's 2015 Women's World Cup.
Jan 26 4:10 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Hope Solo is not good, or bad, or any other simple label. She is complicated -- and it's important that we discuss her that way, even if she doesn't fit neatly into one of the classifications typically assigned to female athletes.
Jan 22 4:58 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
University of Minnesota-Duluth softball coach Jen Banford has received notice that her contract will not be renewed at the end of this season.
Jan 18 11:09 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Millions of people who never met Stuart Scott, including the author, are sad beyond rational reason over the "SportsCenter" anchor's passing Sunday, writes espnW's Kate Fagan.
Jan 4 10:43 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Maybe their intentions were good. But using "No means no" as a victory chant to taunt Jameis Winston was bad on so many levels.
Jan 2 3:34 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
On Monday, a New Zealand columnist rattled off every possible sexist viewpoint in dismissing the concerns of female soccer players. The problem isn't necessarily the column itself; it's that his off-target opinions are held by many other people, too.
Dec 31 5:26 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
If you chuckled at Bo Pelini's recent profanity-laced rant to his former Nebraska players, well, think about what you're laughing at. Why Pelini's tirade is a disastrous window into the not-so-subtle sexist undercurrent of football.
Dec 19 12:14 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Minnesota-Duluth's women's hockey team is a D1 juggernaut, led by respected coach Shannon Miller. She's won five national titles, produced dozens of Olympians and... she's now out of a job. What gives?
Dec 18 7:41 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Michele Roberts broke new ground in American sports this year, when she was chosen to lead the NBA players' union. As she has shown time and time again in her first few months on the job, she's just getting started as a sports groundbreaker.
Dec 17 3:25 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping the Massachusetts defeat Siena , 95-87, at the Mullins Center.
Nov 15 2:14 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
At this point in the turf versus grass debate, it's important to step back, give FIFA the benefit of the doubt and ... all right, never mind, soccer's governing body insistence on making the Women's World Cup play out on turf just makes no sense.
Dec 30 5:16 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
In a harrowing account, WNBA star Brittney Griner describes the disturbing incident from earlier this week that left her with a knife wound on her team bus in China.
Nov 7 2:47 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Five female coaches are out. A longtime trainer has quit in disgust. There are allegations of gender bias, and a tornado of controversy around athletic director Gary Barta. Iowa's response? Mostly crickets.
Nov 5 1:26 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Brittney Griner joins a panel to discuss the current market climate for LGBT-identified athletes.
Oct 10 5:25 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Have I changed my mind about Hope Solo being suspended? No, she should not be playing right now for the U.S. women's national soccer team. But it's wrong to equate Ray Rice with Hope Solo. In fact, that comparison is downright dangerous.
Sep 23 11:52 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Hope Solo continues to play goalie for the U.S. women's national team, despite legal woes related to a domestic assault. Why?
Sep 20 2:32 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Committing to a college early -- like 13-year-old Jada Peebles did at NC State -- can help a basketball player and her family avoid the turmoil of recruiting, but it also brings a lot of extra scrutiny.
Sep 11 12:39 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
A young sprinter with high levels of testosterone braces to challenge a policy that, rather than leveling the playing field, discriminates against some athletes.
Sep 9 4:08 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
The New York Liberty didn't make the WNBA playoffs. But they're close ... which is why James Dolan should not make any drastic moves -- that includes retaining Bill Laimbeer as the Liberty coach.
Aug 25 10:13 PM ET | By Kate Fagan