Sportz Shortz April 19, 2014

Written by Taylor Crain. Posted in Columns, Sportz Shortz

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FIFA’s final approval on hijabs worn in play stands to broaden girls’ soccer participation throughout the Arab world. After a two-year trial period following the controversial disqualification of Iran’s female team in the 2011 Olympics, head coverings are now officially legal in international play.  Sahar Al Hawary, FIFA committee member, hopes the approval will encourage less adaptive countries to follow suit.

Sochi Women’s Hockey Preview

Written by zzz zzz. Posted in Sportz Shortz

by Zach Hawkins

Women’s hockey has been increasing in popularity over the past few years and this year’s Olympics will hopefully continue the upward trend in its popularity.

Many people believe that, of the eight teams who were lucky enough to qualify for Sochi — the top four in the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) world rankings and four qualifying tournament winners — only the USA and Canada have any chance of winning a gold medal at this year’s games. Since the introduction of Women’s Hockey to the Olympics in 1998, The US and Canada have dominated the sport, with Team USA taking the gold in 1998, and Canada in 2002, 2006, and 2010.

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Why I Am Watching the Sochi Olympics

Written by Kathie Bergquist. Posted in Kathie's Blog, Sportz Shortz

Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson

When The Seattle Seahawks won the super bowl last Sunday, Fox News made a big deal about how it was the city’s first National Championship since the 1979 Super Sonics won the NBA finals. This didn’t sit well with members of the two-time (2003 and 2010) WNBA champs, The Seattle Storm. Lauren Jackson, three-time WNBA MVP and a member of both championship teams, called out the oversight on Twitter: “Minimalizing female achievement in sport… Again…”

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