10 episodes

Award-winning sports journalist Nancy Armour interviews icons, Olympians, and trailblazers in this eight-part series exploring how women have revolutionized sports as we know it, and the ripple effects they have on society as a whole. USA TODAY Sports is joined by Laurie Hernandez, Muffet McGraw, Nneka Ogwumike, Doris Burke and more. These women are journalists, coaches, and athletes from a variety of sports, including football, gymnastics, soccer, and BMX freestyle. Each have had very different lives and careers, but every single one of them offers fresh and interesting insight into how women have fought to shape the world of sports, and what they think still needs to be done. From the pressbox to the podium, this is how women are Changing the Game.

Changing The Game USA TODAY

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    • 4.4 • 103 Ratings

Award-winning sports journalist Nancy Armour interviews icons, Olympians, and trailblazers in this eight-part series exploring how women have revolutionized sports as we know it, and the ripple effects they have on society as a whole. USA TODAY Sports is joined by Laurie Hernandez, Muffet McGraw, Nneka Ogwumike, Doris Burke and more. These women are journalists, coaches, and athletes from a variety of sports, including football, gymnastics, soccer, and BMX freestyle. Each have had very different lives and careers, but every single one of them offers fresh and interesting insight into how women have fought to shape the world of sports, and what they think still needs to be done. From the pressbox to the podium, this is how women are Changing the Game.

    Introducing Changing the Game

    Introducing Changing the Game

    Tune in on Tuesday, June 23rd to join award-winning journalist Nancy Armour from USA TODAY Sports as she sits down with icons, Olympians, and trailblazers to explore how women are revolutionizing the world of sports. They're changing the game—for themselves, and for women everywhere.

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    • 1 min
    Laurie Hernandez Has Got This

    Laurie Hernandez Has Got This

    Laurie Hernandez is part of a new generation of female athletes, unafraid to own her talent and her success. In the debut episode of Changing the Game, the Olympic gold medal gymnast talks about how she found her voice and why it’s important to use it, even when it’s difficult. Especially when it’s difficult.

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    • 33 min
    Muffet McGraw Is Tired of "Firsts"

    Muffet McGraw Is Tired of "Firsts"

    It’s not enough to mold women into champions. Women have to be each other’s champions. Former Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is the guest on the second episode of Changing the Game, and she explains why the lack of women in the top positions in women’s sports – and everywhere else – is unacceptable, and what she’s doing to make sure it ends with this generation.

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    • 29 min
    Nneka Ogwumike Wants You To Bet On Women

    Nneka Ogwumike Wants You To Bet On Women

    The WNBA’s landmark new contract makes a statement. It is what happens when women believe in themselves and ask for what they’re worth, and it is what happens when employers put action behind their words. In Episode 3 of Changing the Game, Los Angeles Sparks forward and WNBPA president Nneka Ogwumike talks about the importance of women knowing their value and standing up for it.

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    • 33 min
    Doris Burke Is Shaping The Next Generation Of Sports Fans

    Doris Burke Is Shaping The Next Generation Of Sports Fans

    To this day, Doris Burke misses being a coach. She misses the chance to work with young women, and help build their confidence through sports. And yet, as a lead analyst for ESPN, a broadcaster whose voice – and talent – is recognized by players, coaches and those watching the games, Doris is still helping to shape young women. And men. In Episode 4 of Changing the Game, Doris Burke explains how the little things add up to make a big impact.

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    • 30 min
    Chelsea Wolfe Wants In on the (Olympic) Games

    Chelsea Wolfe Wants In on the (Olympic) Games

    Chelsea Wolfe just wants equal treatment. As a female BMX freestyle rider, she and her fellow competitors have been excluded from their sport’s biggest events. As a trans athlete, society has tried to exclude her very existence. When BMX freestyle makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, Chelsea wants to be there. For herself, for her sport and for the trans community.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

R13Avenger ,

Unique perspectives

After listening to a few episodes, I’ll continue to listen as an avid sports fan with a sport media background. These are stories that need to be told on a higher platform. This podcast is a great start.

During the McGraw episode, I felt there was a conflict between the messaging and the headline sponsor. Throughout this podcast the message is clear - women breaking barriers and paving the way for more to follow and surpass. That being said, the headline sponsor is a makeup company. I’m not saying these women are against wearing makeup, I’m saying McGraw sharing her desire to empower the women who played for her followed after with a mascara advertisement simply does not match.

Ash Zolton ,

Great content - but get rid of this sponsor!

I was thrilled to come across a well produced sports podcast featuring women. But what genius approved a makeup company as a sponsor and, double cringe, a male advertisement promoter for said makeup? The overall message of female empowerment of this show is completely derailed by the producers sellout to a makeup brand - I hope they fix this in the next season.

GinaPAWeb ,

What sports needs

This is an amazing compilation of people and topics, done by one of the best sports journalists around. Her unique perspective combining amateur and professional sports, popular and Olympic, leads to questions and ideas otherwise not addressed. Highly recommend!

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