Becoming Ginny Baker: ‘Pitch’ actress Kylie Bunbury transforms for the role of a lifetime

September 20, 2016 on ESPN.com Kylie Bunbury took a deep breath before stepping on set. The upcoming scene required her character to engage in a rather tense conversation with her fictional mother, Janet Baker (Chastity Dotson), and her agent, Amelia … Continue reading Becoming Ginny Baker: ‘Pitch’ actress Kylie Bunbury transforms for the role of a lifetime

‘Bring It On’: From spirit fingers to appropriation, the cult sports film is much more than a teen rom-com

August 25, 2020 on ESPN.com TORRANCE SHIPMAN WALKS across the nearly empty gym at East Compton High School. She’s there to right a wrong. Not long ago, she discovered that her entire award-winning cheerleading career was built on lies and stolen … Continue reading ‘Bring It On’: From spirit fingers to appropriation, the cult sports film is much more than a teen rom-com

Barnes: LeBron James and Nneka Ogwumike didn’t teach me that racism is a problem in this country

August 27, 2020 on ESPN.com THE FIRST TIME someone called me the N-word on a basketball court was in seventh grade. I remember dribbling the ball on the wing in front of the visitors bench. This girl, whose name I never … Continue reading Barnes: LeBron James and Nneka Ogwumike didn’t teach me that racism is a problem in this country

UConn lands commitment from No. 1 women’s basketball prospect Azzi Fudd

November 11, 2020 on ESPN.com Azzi Fudd, the consensus top women’s basketball prospect in the Class of 2021, ended years of speculation on Wednesday, announcing that she will attend UConn in the fall, joining one of the most dynastic programs in the history … Continue reading UConn lands commitment from No. 1 women’s basketball prospect Azzi Fudd

The battle over Title IX and who gets to be a woman in sports: inside the raging national debate

June 23, 2020 on ESPN.com IT’S A BRISK, sunny afternoon in New Haven, Connecticut, and Andraya Yearwood is standing at the starting line, knees bent, waiting for her teammate to pass the baton. Her toes dig into the soft rubber of … Continue reading The battle over Title IX and who gets to be a woman in sports: inside the raging national debate