Football Rivalries Feature

Review of The Greatest College Football Rivalries

Gitlin, Martin. The Greatest College Football Rivalries of All Time: The Civil War, The Iron Bowl, and Other Memorable Moments. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Black and White Photos, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index. Pp. 345. $40.00 hardback, $39.99 eBook. Reviewed by Mercedes Townsend In the fall, I will be pursuing my J.D. at Tulane University…

Western High School Girls’ Basketball team, Washington, DC, 1899. (Image Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division).

Contention on the Court: The Emergence of Women’s Basketball and Its Negotiations with Female Propriety

By Mercedes Townsend In the same way defenders utilizing a “full court press” strategy limit the progression of their opponents across the court, hegemonic gender norms and expectations have historically and continuously stifled the progress of women’s basketball. Despite the gains of storied programs such as the UConn Huskies and University of Tennessee Lady Vols,…