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Oh Pioneers: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Oh Pioneers: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Tex Schramm ignited a sociological debate when he hired cheerleaders in 1972.

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Reporters or pretty faces?

Reporters or pretty faces?

The rise of female sideline reporters appears to be a triumph in the sports journalism gender battles.

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A Culture of Acceptance

A Culture of Acceptance

Why do some athletes have abusive and harmful relationships with women?

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An Enduring Struggle

An Enduring Struggle

Title IX was designed to create equal opportunities for men and women. What is its effect today?

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The Turf Ceiling

The Turf Ceiling

Female sports journalists have fought against harassment, stereotyping and discrimination to establish themselves as equals to their male counterparts.

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The Entitled Athlete

The Entitled Athlete

As a word and a notion, “entitlement” has been on the lips of those involved in sports for decades. For many, it is the symbol of why some athletes seem out of control.

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Wall of Silence

Wall of Silence

There has been a huge interest in Tiger Woods, but what was really known about his life away from golf.

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Model Behavior

Model Behavior

Tiger Woods and others proved that athletic talent does not make an individual infallible. And yet, athletes continue to stand as role models in society.

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Rough Stuff

Rough Stuff

Female participation in contact sports is growing, challenging traditional gender roles and giving women an experience they otherwise could never have undertaken.

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A Double Standard?

A Double Standard?

Can physicality — and even questionable behavior — be accepted as easily for women’s sports as it is for the men?

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