This June marks 50 years since Title IX passed into law. While many advancements have been made, issues of inequity continue to persist in women’s sports. Ahead of the anniversary NBC News and NBC Sports have launched In Their Court, a five-part podcast hosted by U.S. Olympic medalist, Ibtihaj Muhammad, that explores the evolution of Title IX through the eyes of one, pivotal sport: women’s basketball. This series will feature the stories of the women who, over the past 50 years, fought for Title IX, advanced it, and are now using their voices to pay it forward on and off the court. We hope you enjoy this first episode, and for more visit In Their Court wherever you get your podcasts.
May 11, 2022
Joining the pod from the NBC Olympic headquarters in Stamford, CT, Kelly Clark gives her thoughts on what it’s like to be behind the Olympic mic versus competing in snowboarding. Plus, she gives insight on the moment she knew it was time to retire and the difficulties behind sustained Olympic success.
Feb 16, 2022
Joining the pod from Super Bowl LVI, Jennifer King gives her thoughts on what it takes to be a successful black female coach in the NFL, including how she motivates her players, and what it takes to stay at the top of her game. Plus, find out which famous actress she is related too!
Feb 11, 2022
Winter and Summer Olympian Lolo Jones discusses her frustrations towards the bobsled qualifying process, the mental toll it took on her, and the overall lack of opportunities for women to compete compared to men in Olympic bobsled. Lolo also talks about her approach to continuing to compete at a high level as an ‘older’ T&F athlete, and contemplating competing in Masters events.
Feb 6, 2022
Joining the pod from Blaine, Minnesota, USA Hockey Olympians Brianna Decker and Megan Keller give their thoughts on each other as teammates, including where they keep their Olympic Gold medals, and why Brianna wants to go up against Megan in the video game, NHL22. Plus, find out which unique piece of hockey equipment Brianna been wearing since 9th grade!
Jan 28, 2022
Specializing in the halfpipe, Maddie Mastro talks about the impact global warming has on her sport, as well as the challenges she faces as a woman snowboarder. Plus, find out what unusual purchase Maddie made the first time she won prize money.
Jan 19, 2022
Special guest Megan Reyes talks about making her mark in the sports world not just through athlete branding but in advocating and creating spaces for diverse and underrepresented voices. Plus, find out who influenced Megan to take her career to the next level, but hasn’t necessarily gotten the attention they deserve.
Jan 12, 2022
Becky Sauerbrunn, of the US Women’s National Soccer team, talks with “On Her Turf” co-hosts MJ Acosta-Ruiz and Lindsay Czarniak about what it feels like to win Olympic gold along with her favorite village memories. Plus, find out the many hats Becky is balancing as a woman and being a professional athlete from period apps, fertility services, and more.
Jan 5, 2022
Meghann Burke, the executive director of the NWSL Players Association, talks with "On Her Turf" co-hosts MJ Acosta-Ruiz and Lindsay Czarniak about where negotiations of the league’s first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) stand. Plus, Meghann shares her thoughts on why free agency is crucial for player empowerment.
Dec 29, 2021
Four years after a devastating injury, short track speed skater Kristen Santos will make her Olympic debut this February. Fresh off a dominant performance at U.S. Olympic Trials, Kristen caught up with “On Her Turf” co-hosts Lindsay Czarniak and MJ Acosta-Ruiz about how that 2017 injury helped her shift her goal from wanting to just qualify for the Olympics… to wanting to win an Olympic medal. Plus, Kristen shares the catch phrase she uses to calm her nerves before races.
Dec 22, 2021