VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- So, let's just say you haven't watched any of the women's Olympic hockey tournament to this point. Well, good news: You haven't really missed much. And the better news is that you're just in time to see everything worth seeing tonight, when the U.S. will face Canada with a shiny gold medal on the line. So to catch you up, here are five things you'll need to know going into the final:
I need more information on the stretching that girls can do to help prevent injuries. I am a dad who has three athletic daughters; we are working on volleyball right now. How do I get a DVD or something that will help me teach my kids these stretches and jumps to help prevent ACL injuries? I am also 45 years old and have already had my left knee replaced because my ACL was destroyed and my knee degenerated. I know the pain involved in that; I don't want my daughters to have the same problem. Please help. Thank you so much.
As we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that bans sex discrimination in schools, many people ask me what greatest challenges facing gender equity in college sports are? What, if any changes, should be made to Title IX to improve it? First, let me start off saying the impact of this omnibus education law has been nothing short of stunning with regard to increasing opportunities for girls and women to participate in high school (904 percent) and college (456 percent) varsity sports. However, there is still much work to be done.