Category: TEAMS & LEAGUES

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Buccaneers amp up support of girls flag football

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

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

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

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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Jennifer King steps in to coach Panthers running backs at Fan Fest

CHARLOTTE — At 5:15 p.m., Jennifer King was getting ready for Fan Fest practice at Bank of America Stadium …

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Why women in football won’t have a future until they have a past

There have been no women inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To most fans, that’s not surprising: …

Natalie Randolph guided Coolidge to a 16-26 record in four years at the Northwest school. (Jonathan Newton/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Former Coolidge football coach Natalie Randolph is DCSAA’s new Title IX coordinator

The last time Natalie Randolph took a job working in the District’s high school athletics scene, her arrival was …

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Staten Island girls’ flag football team makes history by winning inaugural national title

Girls’ flag football is still in its infancy stages in America, but what one Staten Island team did last …

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Renegades capture Women’s Football Alliance championship

The Boston Renegades went back-to-back, securing their second consecutive Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) national championship against the Cali War …

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Herricanes female football players hold reunion in Houston

Rose Kelley was jogging through Memorial Park one summer evening when she saw a group of women practicing football. …

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WNFC’s IX Cup Championship Lives Up To The Hype!

The home of Marv Kay stadium in beautiful Golden Colorado was the setting for the inaugural 2019 WNFC IX …

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Do Pro Male Athletes Really Care About Having Female Coaches?

The training video opens on a sunny January afternoon with Atlanta Legends defensive lineman T.J. Barnes ready to pounce from the 30-yard line. …

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Let The Women Score: Gender Dynamics At Play In Washington Flag Football League

It’s a blustery Saturday morning at a park in Burtonsville, Maryland when two coed flag football teams — the …

Sam Gordon at 4/25/19 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Girls’ football lawsuit to gauge interest in school teams

SALT LAKE CITY – The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team …

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REDBLACKS host first female tackle football game at TD Place

The Ottawa REDBLACKS welcomed St. Mark High School to TD Place on Monday for the venue’s first all-girls tackle …

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Inaugural Florida-New York HS girls’ flag football challenge proves to be a success

The girls from Amos P. Godby High School flew in from Tallahassee, Florida, for a pair of flag football …

Jan 10, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians talks with media as he is introduced as the new head coach at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Arians is leading the push for gender and racial equality in the NFL, but who’s following?

The National Football League is sparing no expense to celebrate it’s 100th anniversary season, a century of growth, development …

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Ground-Breaking Women’s Football League Comes to Town

Professional women’s football is coming to DFW. This spring, The Texas Elite Spartans will be one of 15 teams …

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Buccaneers hire 2 female assistant coaches

The Buccaneers have hired Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, making Tampa Bay the first NFL team with two female coaches on …

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Miami Dolphins Host Girls Flag Football Jamboree Presented By Nike

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today hosted the Girls Flag Football Jamboree presented by Nike at the Baptist …

New EarBurner Podcast: Odessa Jenkins Wants You To Take Women’s Tackle Football Seriously

You may ask why it’s necessary to add a gender qualifier to tackle football. This is football, after all, …

Players of the Maine Mayem, all women’s football team, say the game is just as much mental as it is physical. (Molly Lovell-Keely photo)

Female football promises to be tough, intense

SOUTHERN MAINE – The NFL season may be over, but the state’s only full contact women’s football team is …

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Jen Welter Is the Feminist Hero Football Needs

Football is not particularly welcoming to women. Of course, to Jen Welter—the Atlanta Legends’ defensive specialist coach, not to …

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Watch: 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers coaches ’em up at the Senior Bowl

Remember in October, 2017 when Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told reporter Jordan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer that “It’s funny to …

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The Game-Changing Women of the N.F.L.

“The guys don’t think of me as a female; they see me as just another official.” — Sarah Thomas …

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Sarah Thomas Becomes The First Woman To Officiate NFL Playoff Game

NFL official Sarah Thomas can mark another “first” in her book of successes. Thomas became the first female referee to …

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Arizona Hotshots next opportunity for Jennifer King in coaching journey

Opportunity comes with being at the right place at the right time, something that Arizona Hotshots assistant wide receivers …

Peachtree Ridge's Monique Thame runs past the Mountain View defense. (Photo by Will Hammock)

Gwinnett County takes flag football to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for semifinals

The inaugural girls flag football season in Gwinnett County is down to four teams, and through 14 games they …

In 2015, Jen Welter (C) became the first woman to coach in the NFL. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jen Welter Ready To Become ‘A Legend’ In AAF

Jen Welter likes being the first. Not so she can brag, but so she can pave a way for …

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New Atlanta pro football team hires pioneering female coach

Atlanta’s new startup professional football team is tackling the sport’s gender barrier. The Atlanta Legends said Tuesday that it …

Casey Clark kicks the extra point during the Missouri Class 3 state championship football game on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Randy Kemp)

Trinity’s Clark becomes first area female to play in Missouri state championship game

Casey Clark doesn’t think it’s real. Then someone at school walks by and says, “Hey state champ!” The senior …

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Finland to host Women’s World Championship in 2021

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) is excited to announce its world championship schedule through 2024. Featuring events …

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There are far better female NFL head coaching candidates than Condoleezza Rice

The story caused a buzz in the football world on Sunday: former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was …

Women in leading roles at the College Football Playoff include (front row, left to right) Nikki Epley, Patricia Ernstrom and Laila Brock; (back row, left to right) Gina Lehe, Allison Doughty and COO Andrea Williams. Photo: Josie Lepe

College football’s title game largely run by women

College football is arguably the most testosterone-fueled cultural staple of our society. The autumn ritual involves young men playing …

Sophie Cunningham, left, waits to be announced as a homecoming queen candidate in 2014 (Photo by Tim Tai).

Kickers in high school, Cunningham and Winfrey team up

There were 2,167,819 participants across the U.S. in the 2014 and 2015 high school football seasons, according to the …

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John Dorsey says he’d consider a female head coach for the Browns

On Wednesday, Browns G.M. John Dorsey listed three important factors for the team’s next head coach: “I would like …

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More Girls Than Ever Are Playing High School Football

I’m watching what might otherwise be an unremarkable video of a small-school football game between Colorado’s Lyons Middle-Senior High …

GRRRidiron Girl’s Flag Football Clinic, led by the “NFL’s First Female Coach,” Dr. Jen Welter.

Over 200 Girls Participate in Flag Football Clinic in Advance of Jr. Bucs Girls Flag Football Program Launching This Spring

The afternoon sun beat down on a green grassy field with painted white lines while whistles blew and drill …

Freshman Aniah James dodges defenders during a play at Duluth's practice. (Photo by Trevor McNaboe)

Gwinnett high schools prepare for opening week of new girls flag football league

Passion for football in Gwinnett County Public Schools is not only apparent in its success on the field, winning …

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Meet Callie Brownson, Division I college football’s first full-time female coach

When Callie Brownson participated in the Manning Passing Academy’s first women and girls’ football clinic in June, she had no idea …

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Family: Archdiocese of Philadelphia won’t let 12-year-old girl play football

Chester County, Pa. (WTXF) – She just wants to play football. A 12-year-old Chester County girl is being sidelined from …

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First Known Full-Time Division I Female Football Coach Hired

Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach at Dartmouth College, today announced the hiring of Callie Brownson to be …

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NFL news: New Buffalo Bills coach Phoebe Schecter speaks out on season aims

Schecter, 29, is joining the Bills as an intern coach having spent the last six years living in the …

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Boston Renegades top Los Angeles Warriors for Women’s Football Alliance Division I title

The Boston Renegades notched a 42-18 victory over the Los Angeles Warriors in Saturday night’s Women’s Football Alliance Division …

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Local Moms Succeed in Push for New Canaan’s First Official Girls-Only Flag Football Program

Mariella Montoni Scofield, a Brazil native who’s lived in New Canaan for eight years, wants her daughter to be …

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Amy Donaldson: Utah Falconz lose for the first time since 2015, but title game is a win for women’s football

SALT LAKE CITY — It was everything they worked for, everything they yearned for and everything they believe necessary …

Jennifer Gardner became the first woman coach to head up a high school varsity football program.

Jennifer Gardner becomes first female football coach in Wyoming history

WYOMING – History was made in Wyoming this week when the Lovell Bulldogs named Jennifer Gardner its new high …

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Dartmouth hires two women as football coaching interns, a rare move in college football

When Dartmouth head football coach Buddy Teevens announced to the 16 women who were serving as coaches at the …

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Booker T. Washington makes flag football history with postseason berth

Don’t take it lightly — girls flag football is rapidly gaining momentum and popularity in the Pensacola area. It …

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High school girls play flag football. Why not tackle?

One of the most exciting high school football games I’ve been to since I’ve been the sports writer at …

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Cooper City Cowboys lasso big-time success in flag football

The Cooper City High School girls flag football team entered this season not knowing what to expect after losing its veteran …

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Lady Vikings chart another middle school county flag football championship

For two years, Jaemia Kean didn’t think she was good enough to make the Lauderdale Lakes Middle School girls flag football …

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Girls flag football thrives in Florida while tackle football deals with concussion drama

The sound of spring is changing in Florida. Yes, there are still plenty of bats and baseballs hitting gloves, …

Armoni Peppers played for the boys' flag football team at her Florida junior high school.

Florida girl says she should be allowed to play on boys’ flag football team

A group of Florida junior high school students lost their final flag football game of the season Thursday, but they won …

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Blitz Champz Football Card Game for Christmas

Gridiron Queendom is offering a special 10% discount off the purchase of Blitz Champz through December 20th. Blitz Champz …

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Meet the Woman Who Is Transforming the NFL

Sam Rapoport has spent nearly 15 years working in football, a dozen of those years with the National Football League. …

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Flag football for girls looks to grow in Nebraska

Nearly 20-years ago Florida became the first state to recognize girls flag football as a varsity sport. In its …

Macy Vorreyer chases Katelyn Kiel at the 2016 Powder Puff game beween junior and senior girls at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. [Photo by Maria Ansley.]

Tracing the history of the Powder Puff football game

Walking onto a high school football field the weekend before homecoming is probably a very unusual sight for those …

High school senior Emma Baker has hit a 52-yard field goal in practice. (Photo courtesy of Erin Baker and LarasLens.com)

Women in Football: Female kickers are making strides at NCAA level, how far can they go?

As her middle school’s football coach tried in vain to find a player capable of kicking field goals or …

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Katie Sowers, 49ers assistant, first openly LGBT NFL coach

Katie Sowers, who became the second woman to be hired as a full-time assistant coach by an NFL team earlier this …

Stephanie Jackson speaks at the NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum in Orlando. (AP)

The Women Who Are Changing the Face of the NFL

On the eve of this year’s training camp, Katie Sowers was packing and about to travel from Kansas City …

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WBowl II Championship: Dallas Elite beat Boston

They say that the third time is a charm. But for the Dallas Elite, they hoped it wasn’t just …

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United States defeats Team Mexico in opening round of Women’s World Championship

Mexico came out seeking to get the upset and knock off the reigning world champion Team USA on the opening day of the IFAF …

The girls football team for Herriman High School gets ready for its state championship contest. (Greg James/City Journals)

Your inaugural girls football state champions: Herriman Mustangs

The state of Utah has its first-ever high school girls football state champion. On May 27, the Herriman Mustangs …

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National Team assistant coach Stephanie Balochko is ready for Women’s World Championship

Stephanie Balochko has found a way to accomplish her goals. Ever since Balochko was a little girl, she has …

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Katie Sowers, Jerrod Johnson among 49ers 2017 Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows

The San Francisco 49ers filled out their coaching staff earlier this offseason, but on Tuesday, they announced the Bill Walsh coaching …

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Chicago Force heads into the playoffs, ending the team’s 15-year run

After 15 seasons, the Chicago Force football team is coming to an end, as team owner Linda Bache does …

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NFL and AFL announce merger

On this day in 1966, the rival National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announce that they …

Beth Buglione is the new football coach at Nederland High School. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

In Beth Buglione, Nederland hires Colorado’s first female high school football coach

Beth Buglione never set out to be a trailblazer. A life-long football fan, Buglione has spent the past two …

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Women in the NFL: The revolution is underway

The day will come when a significant number of NFL positions are not only filled by women, but such …

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Boston Renegades, 3-Time National Champions, Eye Number Four

By day, they’re lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs and physical therapists. But on the gridiron, it’s all football for the Boston …

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War Angels end San Diego Surge 7 year Unbeaten Home Win Streak

The battle of the undefeateds was finally upon us. The San Diego Surge came into week five with a …

Laurie-Ange Clément takes a water break during spring training at Hormisdas-Gamelin High School in Buckingham, QC.

Full contact: Gatineau high school embraces coed football

Girls and boys have joined forces on a Gatineau high school football field, the first in the region to …

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East Bay sets record

Michael Cooper, head coach for East Bay High School Girls’ Flag Football team. The Indians accomplished this with their …

Quarterback Cheyenne Pearson takes off with the ball (Staten Island Advance/Stephen Hart)

New Dorp girls’ flag football team defeats Susan Wagner, 12-6, in four overtimes

Quarterback Cheyenne Pearson ran in the winning touchdown to send New Dorp to a 12-6 PSAL flag football victory …

SMOOTH SAILING: Lauderdale Lakes Vikings eighth-grader Alexis Glasco breaks outside for a big gain. (Gary Curreri / Courtesy)

Lauderdale Lakes Vikings girls chart middle school championship flag football course

When it comes to girls flag football at the middle school level, Lauderdale Lakes has been very tough to …

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Nashville women’s football team’s season kicks off in April

After the last of her five children was born, Donita Hines found it more difficult than before to lose the excess …

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USA Football announces US National Team roster for 2017 Women’s World Championship

The U.S. National Team is targeting its third consecutive gold medal at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) …

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Gridiron Australia Appoint First Female NFL Coach as the Australian Outback Women’s National Team Head Coach

Gridiron Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jen Welter as the Australian Outback Women’s National Team …

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All-Girls Tackle Football Is Officially A Trend

Sam Gordon, the internet’s most famous female football player, still remembers the reactions at her first practice. The Utah …

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Football Canada unveils 2017 Women’s National Team roster

The dream of representing their nation at the highest level has come true for 45 of the top women’s …

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1970s: Women fighting on and off the field for equal rights with the Oklahoma City Dolls

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 70’s: a time when women were fighting for equal rights. And, here in Oklahoma, that …

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A Day in the Life of an NFL Player Recap

On Sunday, a number of Women of Washington Redskins members watched football like they’ve never before – a bit …

Rachael O'Sullivan, Meghan Stokie and Emma Emery play for the Northwestern Phoenix gridiron team. Picture: Peter Clark

Women padding up to play American football

ONCE a passing curiosity in Australia, the national US sport of gridiron has never been more popular Down Under …

Egypt’s first-ever women’s American football team, Transforma Pink Warriors, played against GUC Eagles at a sports club in the Fifth Compound in New Cairo on Nov. 25, 2016. (photo by Menna A. Farouk)

Egyptian women trample stereotypes with first American football league

In Egypt, American football is usually thought of as a sport played by heavily padded big men who tackle …

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An American in Finland: Playing for the Trojan Women of Turku

As I sit here at home in Indianapolis after having played a summer of football for the Trojan Women, …

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NFL to Host Women’s Careers in Football Forum

The NFL will host the first-ever Women’s Careers in Football Forum in conjunction with the 2017 Women’s World Football Games during Pro …

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More girls playing high school football, overall participation increases

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations , the total number of athletes taking part in …

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The NFL Wants More Women On The Field

While women compose an ever-growing portion of the National Football League’s fan base, they’ve struggled to land coaching or …

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2016 IFAF Flag Football World Championships

The 2016 IFAF Flag Football World Championships took place in Hollywood, Fla. from September 8-11. Below is a summary …

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NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job ‘pipeline’ for women at team level

The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the …

The DeSotos/Amazons were at top-notch women's softball team in the 1930s that branched out into football.

‘Slam-bang’ women’s professional football has long history, with fiction taking it into future

“The first time I saw Jesse Smoke throw a football I knew she was going to be a miracle.” …

Olivia Perez, right, stands with teammate, Brady Blakely.

Texas varsity high school football team goes coed

The tiny northwest Texas school district in Harrold is known for its independent streak — it was the first …

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Nova Scotians participate in women’s tackle football championships ADRIENNE SMITH , EDITOR | AUG 4, 2016

While not representing Nova Scotia, seven from this province exercised some interprovincial free trade to compete in the inaugural …

Brielle Naputi of the Southside 49ers throws the ball to a receiver during practice at the Jose Rios football field in Piti on July 28.(Photo: Kyle Twardowski/PDN)

More girls playing youth football in Guam

The Guam National Youth Football Federation is not only experiencing a record amount of teams for its upcoming season, …

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W Bowl 2016 on GLSC and ESPN Women’s National Football Championship watch live

Go Live Sports Cast is happy to announce we are bringing the first ever W Bowl LIVE to ESPN3 …

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Egyptian women develop interest in American football

Egypt’s first all-women American football team does not only have its eyes on the ball but also seeks to …

Above, Amber Kimbrough, Janice Mitchell and Renee Fruean dominate the line on defense. Below, Janice Mitchell breaks loose with help from Rachel May and KeLanna Spiller.

Dallas Elite headed for the playoffs

Dallas Elite, DFW’s undefeated women’s professional football team in the Women’s Football Alliance, plays for the Western Division championship …

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Edmonton Storm fall to Saskatoon Valkyries in WWCFL final

Nobody was going to put a dent in the Saskatoon Valkyries’ dynasty. Saskatoon stomped the Edmonton Storm’s dream of …

Hannah Hillman (left) and Carley Neely are two girls who will participate in the Indiana Girls Tackle Football League. (Photo by Kyle Neddenriep)

All-girls tackle football league coming to Mooresville

Pick a sport and Hannah Hillman probably has played it. Soccer, basketball, softball, swimming, golf — she’s tried them. …

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Introducing the W Bowl!

The W Bowl Weekend experience is an event that will amaze even the novice football fan. Women athletes from …

Renegades running back Susan Quimby leaves the field after a recent game against the Chicago Force. (Photo by Jamie Cotten)

The Boston Renegades and the passion play of women’s football

In a locker room in Somerville, Massachusetts, the Boston Renegades are getting ready for a late-season game against the …

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Team Legacy claim fifth straight football title, defeat Steel Blazers

In the Guam Women’s Tackle Football League championship game, the undefeated Team Legacy took down the Steel Blazers 30-7 …

Harmony's Ashlee Olson reaches for extra yardage during the Class 1A state flag football championship game against Tampa Robinson. Robinson won a 20-0 victory. (Scott Purks / Correspondent)

Harmony loses flag football state final to Tampa Robinson

TAMPA – Harmony’s girls flag football players may have been frustrated after Saturday’s 20-0 loss to host Tampa Robinson …

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Battle cries and musket fire at a Boston Renegades game

Last Saturday, the Boston Renegades women’s football team played a game at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. We took a …