Brittney Griner made a successful leap from the NCAA to WNBA, and continued to grow a vital social consciousness off the court, as well.
Oct 15 2:16 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
At a meeting with LGBTQ youth, NFL executives and former players Troy Vincent and Dwight Hollier brought a welcome message: They believe the league is ready for openly gay players.
Dec 5 2:36 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Numerous claims of inappropriate behavior were brought against former Stony Brook University athletic director Jim Fiore prior to his dismissal by the school on Nov. 19, sources have told espnW.
Nov 26 7:40 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
We have yet to harness the full power of the Sochi/Russia anti-gay law conversation because some voices remain silent. Why? Many fail to see the fears and pressures weighing on a large segment of the sports community: gay female athletes.
Jun 24 9:38 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
We asked Louisville senior guard Shoni Schimmel to spend an afternoon with us in front of the camera. She showed up with a bag filled with clothes and accessories she loves then showed off her style, on and off the court.
Nov 7 | By Kate Fagan
The Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito incident has again raised the question of how we talk about masculinity in sports. So, what does it mean to be a real man? For starters, it means more male athletes must step up and have real conversations about it.
Nov 7 12:44 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
One year after Hurricane Sandy, Staten Island residents are still picking up the pieces, physically and emotionally. And with the New York City Marathon set to return to the borough, many hope the race will spark a renewed interest in recovery efforts.
Oct 30 1:01 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
After moderating one of the panels at the Women + Sports Summit, espnW's Kate Fagan explains the importance of not being afraid to talk about controversial topics. Yes, it's OK to rock the boat.
Oct 10 6:14 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Before Sloane Stephens walked the runway at New York Fashion Week, she sat down with espnW and told us about which Grand Slam she thinks she'll win first, her time off the court and her feud with Serena Williams.
Sep 17 11:05 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Caroline Wozniacki has fielded attacks that she could get back to No. 1 without the distraction of her high profile boyfriend Rory McIIroy. She hopes to silence her critics by winning her first Slam at the US Open.
Aug 29 11:51 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Jamie Hampton is all about tennis, and now that she's finally healthy that attitude could make the 23-year-old the next great American player we've been waiting for.
Aug 28 4:38 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Sex usually sells when it comes to female athletes. Changes are coming, though, providing a glimpse of how female athletes might be marketed in the future.
Oct 15 2:19 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Trick skier Erika Lang practically grew up on the water, and at 17 she's taking aim at her sport's world record with moves no other woman can match.
Aug 27 12:31 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Players like Christine Sinclair of Canada and Alex Morgan of the U.S. square off in bitter national team matches, but find common ground as Thorns teammates.
Aug 1 4:11 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
It's hard to argue with a sold-out arena. But perhaps the best way to grow the WNBA and expose the league to new fans would be to hold the All-Star Game in a new location.
Jul 27 8:18 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
The Los Angeles Sparks star has not played in the WNBA All-Star Game in her previous five seasons for various reasons, including injuries and the Olympics.
Jul 27 4:54 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Badminton isn't widely played or followed in the U.S., but for China native Bo Rong, the game is her calling and may be her ticket to Rio.
Aug 27 12:24 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
The Harlem Globetrotters drafted WNBA rookie Brittney Griner as one of five selections in their annual player draft Tuesday. Her reaction? Thanks, but no thanks.
Jun 26 11:16 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
In the first family of drag racing, John Force is a father and a boss to his daughters Courtney and Brittany.
Jun 16 8:07 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Cindy Parlow Cone wasn't sure how she could leave North Carolina. But one visit west showed her why she couldn't pass up being part of the soccer buzz in Portland.
Jun 14 9:27 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete? Well, the recent news surrounding Brittney Griner shows the changing dialogue around gay athletes in sports.
May 28 1:19 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Oklahoma State's Toni Young can thank her late coaches Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna for being drafted by the New York Liberty. After they died in a plane crash, she rededicated herself to the game.
Apr 16 3:35 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
With Connecticut's latest title, senior Kelly Faris was able to bring the Huskies' championship story full circle.
Apr 9 | By Kate Fagan