June 10, 2017: Julie DiCaro discusses “Athletics, Activism and Social Change” with Dave Zirin, Craig Hodges, and Jim Keady at The People’s Summit at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois (room S505), 1:30 PM.
June 3, 2017: Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, and Jessica Luther, along with espnW writer Kavitha Davidson, talk in roundtable titled, “What does Feminist Sports Culture Look Like?” at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians at Hofstra University (room BRESL 103), 10:15 AM-11:45 AM.
May 30, 2017: Burn It All Down starts a GoFundMe effort to raise money to invest in high-quality microphones for the hosts, pay for production assistance and editing software so we can record more frequently and invite more guests onto the show, and market the show to grow our audience. Every dime raised through GoFundMe will go towards podcast-related expenses.
May 9, 2017: Jessica Luther’s feature story for BuzzFeed titled “Some Days The Bomb Goes Off: The Ballerina Who Accused Her Instructor Of Sexual Assault,” takes third place in the category of “Feature Story” at the inaugural RALLY awards, presented by Raliance and The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, which honor the highest level of journalistic achievement in coverage of sexual violence.
May 4, 2017: Brenda Elsey wins a 2018 Fulbright Grant “for her research on the history of gender, sexuality, and sport in Latin America. In Argentina, she will focus on the history of women’s soccer, from the 1930s until present. Professor Elsey will teach a course at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) on the social history of sport in the Americas and work with history, journalism, and physical education students.”
April 18, 2017: #MoreThanMean, of which Julie DiCaro is an integral part, wins a Peabody Award, which recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals.