Women's Hoops Blog

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Monday, June 07, 2010

From Hilary Smith at the..well, the site is called nwi.com and it's described as the largest media company in northwest Indiana: Study: Women's sports aren't equal

A study released this week about how the national media covers women's sports showed that 100 percent of "SportsCenter" news broadcasts opened with a story about one male sport or another.

It found that in March, when men's and women's basketball share the court, coverage of men's basketball out-shines that of women's basketball 10-to-1 on national broadcasts.

Don't mind the tone: But, seriously, are you the least bit surprised?

Speaking of that study, "Gender in Televised Sports: News and Highlights Shows, 1989-2009," one of its co-authors, Cheryl Cooky writes: Give women more playing time on TV