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ADRIENNE SMITH

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Buccaneers amp up support of girls flag football

November 13, 2019

TAMPA — Girls flag football has emerged from its humble beginnings since it started more than 15 years ago …


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This Football League Was Built For Girls Who Love To Hit

September 12, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Laura Goetz is really good. Not good for a sophomore good; or good for her size good; or good for …


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National treasure Betty White, 97, is ready for some football in new NFL promo

September 3, 2019

Hey, quiet, everybody! B-dog is talking now. Betty White, that is. And in a new promo celebrating the kickoff …


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European Flag Football Tournament kicks off in Israel Thursday

August 28, 2019

Preparations for the ninth edition of the Flag Football European Championships are set and ready to light up Jerusalem for the …


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programs & training


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The Future of Football is Female

November 14, 2019

On Saturday, September 28th, nearly 200 girls from all over New York attended the Jen Welter Girls Flag Football …


Running back Emilie Halle had a standout performance at the Team Ontario combine. (Shannon Vizniowski photo)


Women’s football combine a success for Team Ontario

April 19, 2019

Women’s football’s Team Ontario hosted a combine at Guelph University late last month. A total of 39 football players …


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adidas Announces Multi-year Partnership with Football Coach Dr. Jen Welter

February 5, 2019

adidas announced a multi-year partnership with Dr. Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach and newly named Defensive Specialist Coach …


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The Scott Pioli & Family Fund for Women Football Coaches and Scouts

December 14, 2018

Thanks to the gracious generosity of spirit and financial support of Scott Pioli, the Women’s Sports Foundation has established …


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health & safety


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Casio’s OmniSync STB1000 an Ideal Sports Watch!

September 28, 2014

To make exercising more comfortable and enjoyable, the STB1000 allows wearers to operate their iPhone’s music player without having …


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Women May Have Harder Concussion Recovery than Men

January 3, 2014

After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That’s the case even when athletes were injured …


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Sociologist Examines the Challenges of Women in Professional Football

December 23, 2013

Women playing full-contact tackle football face challenges beyond the playing field — yet there’s little research about this niche …


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Why Birth Control Pills Help a Concussion + Why You Should Care

December 23, 2013

The recently published study, ‘Menstrual Phase as Predictor of Outcome After mTBI in Women’ is so exciting because this study goes …

mvp & rookies


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There’s one girl playing tackle football in Oregon City, and she’s good

December 19, 2019

At the start of every football season, Sarah Clasen has the same conversation with parents in the stands. “Is …


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‘Just go do it’: Alicia Dickerson hopes to encourage other girls through football

August 30, 2019

POWHATAN, Va. (WWBT) – Many teams in the region are looking to make history and win their first championship …


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Will Carli Lloyd open the door for the NFL’s first female player?

August 27, 2019

Carli Lloyd’s well-publicized visit with the Philadelphia Eagles wasn’t her first appearance at an NFL training camp, but this one ended …


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Girls just want to have fun

August 21, 2019

Another young lady will be on the gridiron this year in DeKalb County. Seventh grader Katie Retzlaff will suit …


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Inside the world of women’s tackle football

February 2, 2017

About 4,000 women in the U.S. play competitive tackle football — but unlike men, there’s no paid professional league. …

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BLITZ CHAMPZ: a football card game for jocks & nerds.

January 2, 2017

We have just launched the Kickstarter campaign for BLITZ CHAMPZ, a fun and competitive card game based on the sport …


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5 Football Books You Should Read

July 22, 2014

The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays: NFL strategy is a living …


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Livestream Adrienne Smith and the Boston Militia

May 15, 2014

“Heading off to Boston for practice. We have a big game Saturday against the 2013 defending champs, the Chicago …