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Welcome to the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport blog.  The first and only one of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.

Since its inception in 1993, the Tucker Center housed in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, has provided centralization, organization, scientific excellence, and national leadership on issues of great national and local significance. Through its direction and leadership, it encourages researchers, policy makers, educators, parents and practitioners to work together to better the lives of girls and women in ways that go far beyond the playing fields. To learn more about our history, mission, current research projects, and more, visit our web page.

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  1. 09/30/2010 4:54 am

    I wanted to pass along this information about a recently released book about college baseball and Title IX, which I hoped might pique your interest. In my attempt to bring this title and subject matter to the forefront of those with the highest appreciation for this sport, I sincerely hope you don’t mind this contact and might look further into this story.

    STRIKE IX tells the plight of the 1999 Providence College Friars baseball team and their beloved sport, which they learned would be eliminated at the end of that upcoming season in order for the school to comply with the federal regulation, Title IX. Written to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of PC’s historic season, this book was the result of speaking with a majority of the players on that team, and tells the personal ordeal that these Providence College athletes went through on the field and off the field when they learned that their sport had been cut. They collectively put aside all their emotions and anger and went out and had the best season in the 80-year history of the school‚Äôs baseball program, winning the Big East Championship and getting into the NCAA Division I Tournament with a lot more to prove. This is a sports story, but it is also an inspirational story about team work and achieving something when everyone else writes you off.

    I look forward to hearing back from you with any comments or feedback you may have regarding STRIKE IX, and if you have any interest now or in the future and want to learn more about this book, please feel free to contact me at any time.

    For further information, please visit the book publisher’s website

    Paul Lonardo

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