Two other leagues, the WUSA and Women's Professional Soccer, both came and went. But the NWSL has a smarter business plan, with the backing of the national federations from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Super Bowl closed the book on the football season, so our writers weigh in on the sporting events they're most looking forward to this spring. From March Madness to big-time tennis, there's plenty of entertainment to be had.
There may be some legal back-and-forth ahead for Bev Kearney and the University of Texas, but the coach's resignation has exposed the complications of engaging in a relationship with a student-athlete.
The Longhorns' programs helped significantly to pave the way for women's sports. It's fitting that they should win their first title in a prominent women's team sport since 1988 in the 40th anniversary year of Title IX.