This week of special coverage heralds notable women coaches, players and sports analysts that have made headway in Storrs and beyond in the male-dominated sports industry.
BY dan madigan • APRIL 27, 2017 • 6:04 A.M.
For Day Four of Women in Sports Week, Sports Editor Dan Madigan talked with UConn Athletics Chief Operating Officer Beth Goetz, who is a a few months away from wrapping up her first year at UConn. Prior to coming to Storrs, Goetz spent time at Missouri-St.Louis, Butler and Minnesota before joining athletic director David Benedict’s staff in June of 2016. In her interview, Goetz touches on her role at UConn, the success of UConn’s women’s programs and the future of UConn athletics.
For the fifth and final day of Women in Sports Week, Sports Editor Dan Madigan was able to talk with Aly Auriemma, an adjunct professor at UConn, about what she does, the role of women’s sports at UConn and of course, her father.
I’ve met a lot of women who happen to love sports.
I’ve met a lot of women who know more about their team or sport than anyone else. I’ve met women who, every game day, are the loudest and proudest person to be wearing their team’s jersey. I’ve met women who are casual fans and enjoy sports.
UConn field hockey coach Nancy Stevens is well accomplished to say the least. She’s up there with the likes of Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun as one of the greatest coaches to ever coach at UConn. So why doesn’t anyone talk about her?
UConn has also produced great female athletes in basketball, field hockey, ice hockey and soccer. In this Women in Sports Week-themed roundtable, the DC Sports staff debates who they think is the greatest female athlete of all-time to walk through the halls of UConn.
For Day Four of Women in Sports Week, Sports Editor Dan Madigan talked with UConn Athletics Chief Operating Officer Beth Goetz, who is a a few months away from wrapping up her first year at UConn. In her interview, Goetz touches on her role at UConn, the success of UConn’s women’s programs and the future of UConn athletics.
The problems that face UConn are representative of problems across women’s sports as a whole however. When it comes to improvement, nearly everyone makes the list.
In the WNBA the maximum salary a player can earn is less than $110,000. Because of this most players choose to play overseas during the league’s offseason to make more money. Staff Writer Matt Barresi and Campus Correspondent Mariana Dominguez debate whether this is good or bad for the league and its players.
I have no specific date. I have no life-changing moment. I have no compelling story starting from birth. In every sense, I am an unconventional sports fan. One moment, I’m refusing to even watch a sporting event on TV outside of the Super Bowl, and the next, I’m spending every single night watching the Mets.
Sue Bird, a two-time NCAA and WNBA champion, was the first player in WNBA history with 5,000 points and 2,000 assists and won her fourth Olympic gold medal this past summer with the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Growing up I was not a “sports person.” I tried soccer at a young age and it was not for me. My immediate family did not watch sports regularly, so it was not the world I grew up in.