Sportz Shortz

Sportz Shortz: November 23, 2013

Kathie Bergquist
Written by Kathie Bergquist

Top Story

bridie052way In light of speedskater Bridie Farrell’s revelation of sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her former coach, Andy Gabel, Marie Clare magazine examines the disturbing prevalence of sexual abuse in women’s sports. Trigger warning.

NCAA

 Ikeatu Okafor

Track and Field Athlete Ifeatu Okafor is named the NCAA Women of the Year.

Basketball

The NCAA women’s hoops season is underway.

Soccer

FSA soccer

Florida State reaches its ninth consecutive quarter final in the NCAA soccer playoffs.

Field Hockey

Duke and UConn to face off for the championship title in NCAA field hockey.

Ice Hockey

A defeat to North Dakota ends Minnesota’s 62-game winning streak in women’s ice hockey.

Sochi Olympics

Gay rights groups plan gay-friendly “Open Games” in Sochi.

Tatyana McFadden among nominees for the USA Track and Field Breakthrough Athlete of the Year.

Olympics questionable for Lindsey Vonn after knee-injury.

Tennis

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Russia's Zvonareva in their women's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Serena Williams Earns Fifth WTA Player of the Year Recognition

Pudwad of the Week

San Francsico Sports Radio Host Damon Bruce Earns the Dubious Distinction of Being Named Ms. Fit Mag’s First Pudwad of the Week.

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About the author

Kathie Bergquist

Kathie Bergquist

Kathie Bergquist is publisher and editor-in-chief of Ms. Fit Mag. She teaches writing at Columbia College Chicago and edited of the anthology. "Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast" and is co-author of "A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago." Pulled reluctantly into a fitness lifestyle by her wife and partner of many years, Bergquist is now a runner, a boot camper, and a yogini.

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