With the 50th anniversary of Title IX on the horizon, here's a look at some of the women who played college sports thanks to the law and capitalized on the opportunity off the field.
SEATTLE (AP) — Ginny Gilder wasn’t well versed on what Title IX meant until she was a freshman at Yale, competing for the rowing team and taking part in one of the most famous protests surrounding the law.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Texas won the first eights final on Sunday by more than five seconds to win a tie-breaker over Stanford and claim the Longhorns' second consecutive NCAA rowing title.
Texas and Stanford finished each with 124 points and Princeton finished third with 118.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian federations and athletes have filed multiple legal challenges to fight their bans from international sports events because of their country waging war on Ukraine.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has settled a federal gender equity lawsuit, reaching an agreement to keep its women's rowing program for at least the next five years.
The lawsuit was filed by 12 rowers after the school announced in June 2020 that the sport would be among several eliminated in budget cuts.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Novak Djokovic was named the Best Balkan Athlete of the year on Wednesday for a record seventh time.
The 34-year-old Serbian tennis great is ranked No. 1 in the world and won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments this year.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Marine rescue crews, including a boat from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, rescued more than 20 paddlers caught off guard and capsized by winds during the Deception Pass Challenge paddling and rowing race.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime U.S. rowing coach Mike Teti, who has been criticized by some of his former athletes as being emotionally abusive and using physical intimidation, has resigned but immediately accepted a position funded by a large donor leading a new high-performance training club that still has ties to the national program.
TOKYO (AP) — Rowing at the Tokyo Olympic Games may be remembered more for the British and American dynasties that sunk rather than the boats that won.
After so much success in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Britain leaves Tokyo with just two medals, and its famed men's four nearly caused an embarrassing crash in a stunning loss.
TOKYO (AP) — An American reign is over, undone by Canada. New Zealand, meanwhile, showed off a big-time blend of speed and power on the final day of Olympic rowing that will be celebrated Down Under for a long time.
TOKYO (AP) — Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic had won their country's first Olympic rowing gold medal in men's double sculls in Rio de Janeiro when they figured, “Hey, let's try a new boat.”
TOKYO (AP) — For more than a decade and across three Olympics, there was no greater force in women's rowing than the American eight boat.
Three consecutive Olympic gold medals. Eleven years undefeated at major international meets.
TOKYO (AP) — Australia swept the men’s and women’s fours at the Tokyo Olympics, creating comparisons to the country’s once-dominant “Oarsome Foursome” — times two.
Britain lost a race it dominated for 20 years as a steering problem nearly caused a crash with Italy.
TOKYO (AP) — American rower Gevvie Stone’s goal is to go back to Boston with a new medal to wear with her stethoscope: preferably an Olympic gold medal.
Stone, who won a silver medal in single sculls at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, has delayed her career as a doctor in emergency room medicine for nearly three years in pursuit of one more chance at Olympic glory.
Terry Gannon has become the voice of some of the most-watched sports at the Olympics.
Gannon has called figure skating at two Winter Games and is doing gymnastics at a Summer Games for the first time this year after Al Trautwig had called the past five.
IZU, Japan (AP) — One thing that sets cycling apart from most other sports at the Olympics is the importance of technology.
With the exception of a few other sports, such as sailing and rowing, most events that take place at the Summer Games come down solely to the performance of the athlete.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As the Tokyo Games approach, US Rowing is awaiting the results of a months-long assessment commissioned by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee of the sport's national team programs, including the men’s group based in Oakland, where longtime coach Mike Teti is being criticized by some rowers for what they call his intense and intimidating style.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has reversed course on a controversial budget cut, announcing it will keep its women's rowing program for at least the next two years.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Monica Tranel became the second Democrat to announce her candidacy for Montana's second U.S. House seat, touting her rural roots, success as an Olympian and experience as a lawyer.
TOKYO (AP) — A member of the Serbian Olympic rowing team has tested positive for COVID-19 while trying to enter Japan for the Tokyo Olympics that are to open in just under three weeks.
The news was reported Sunday by the Japanese agency Kyodo and cited Japanese health ministry officials.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: New Zealand's Mahé Drysdale defended his single sculls gold medal in a photo-finish duel with Croatia's Damir Martin. Great Britain topped the medal count with five, including three gold.
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of athletes has rowed a boat from San Francisco to Hawaii in record time.
The four-man crew was part of the Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition that pits two- and four-person teams against one another in identical boats on a solitary journey across the open ocean.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Texas women took first with a time of 6:17.387 in the varsity eights grand final, and the Longhorns won their first national title in the NCAA rowing championship on Sunday.
A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order that will prevent UConn from immediately eliminating its women's rowing team as part of budget cuts in its athletic department.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leigh Diffey has been stereotyped as the speed guy at NBC Sports. He is the lead announcer for this weekend's Indianapolis 500 and most of his network assignments involve sports that go fast.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A competitive virtual sports event was launched Thursday by the International Olympic Committee...
Conn Findlay, a four-time Olympic medalist in the sports of rowing and sailing and a member of two winning America’s Cup crews, has died...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With every pull of an oar in the water, Gevvie Stone gets closer to a hopeful return to the Olympics and eventually the medical career she has put on hold for nearly three years...
Dartmouth College has insisted that eliminating five sports is mostly about saving money but some Asian athletes claim the cuts were possibly discriminatory and serve to “perpetuate anti-Asian prejudices...
BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin must serve two months in prison and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, must serve five months for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits, a federal judge ruled Friday...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women's rowing coach Jen Sanford said she isn't looking for a villain to blame for the school's cost-cutting decision to eliminate her program.
She just wants to find a way to save the athletic opportunities her program provides for about 60 women each year.
Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by The Associated Press through Wednesday, July 8...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut decided to eliminate four athletic teams as it deals with an expected budget deficit driven by issues related to the coronavirus pandemic...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make history, becoming the first people to traverse the infamous Drake Passage with nothing other than sheer manpower...
A contingent of Connecticut rowers helped the United States produce its most successful showing at one of the sports biggest stages — the 2018 World Junior Rowing Championships in Racice Czech Republic.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As someone who has spent countless hours rowing along the Des Moines River, Tonya Logan appreciates the city's vision to create a whitewater course that would draw kayakers to the Iowa capital...
Norwalk-based Connecticut Boat Club left the USRowing Youth National Championship with a first-place medal.
Connecticut Boat Club won the women’s youth 4+ race at the National Championship’s 2000-meter Lake Natoma course in California last weekend.
Greenwich Crew certainly made its presence felt at the 2018 USRowing Northeast Youth Championships last weekend on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., and because of that, they’ll take their skills to the national level.
East Lansing – The Michigan State women's rowing team will meet Monday afternoon with members of the university's Board of Trustees over their concerns with the school's handling of the Larry Nassar case.
After excelling at the Northeast Youth Rowing Championships, Greenwich Crew hopes to flourish at the USRowing Youth National Championships.
Greenwich Crew will certainly be well represented at the competitive event, which takes place Friday-Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.
Sixteen-year-old Connor Kelley went from winning a race at the Atlantic County High School Rowing Championships to a hospital bed — and all on Mother’s Day.
Kelley had just finished rowing for the Mainland Regional High School junior varsity eight, where the team placed first in the 1,500-meter race, when he collapsed on the ground, unable to speak or move his right arm, the Press of Atlantic City reported.
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With their senior year at Greenwich High School rapidly coming to a close, Cardinals athletes Justin Sodokoff, Jimmy Catalano and Bailey Savio are just about ready to test their skills in their respective sport on the collegiate level.
I'm a rower for the Rochester Rowing Club, not a runner. However, to my weekly dismay, rowing workouts include running.
Although I loathe running, I've done some pretty good thinking while I crawl along, no less than five minutes behind my team, my knees burning.