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  1. espnW -- Why NCAA Reforms Could Be Really Good (Or Really Bad) Fo...

    Jane McManus

    Last week was a momentous one for the future of college sports. But the O'Bannon ruling and the NCAA announcement that power schools will now have more power didn't really address a huge question. What will happen to women's sports?

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  2. Flashback: WNBA starts at the top

    espnW

    On this day in 1996, Val Ackerman was named the first president of the WNBA. The announcement came four months after the NBA Board of Governors had approved the concept of the new professional women's basketball league. Ackerman held the position unt...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  3. Val Ackerman named new Big East commissioner

    Andy Katz

    The new Big East has hired former WNBA commissioner Val Ackerman as its first commissioner.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  4. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with Harvey Schiller on softball in l...

    Val Ackerman

    What is the state of women's softball? Will the sport return to the Olympics? Val Ackerman talks with IOC Commission on Women and Sport board member Harvey Schiller about this and more in her latest Man Up column.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  5. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with sports TV consultant Neal Pilson...

    Val Ackerman

    Sports TV consultant Neal Pilson dissects the evolution of women's sports on TV, the current state of network interest, where programming is headed and more.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  6. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany ...

    Val Ackerman

    Jim Delany has led the Big Ten since 1989 and upped the conference's women's sports participation numbers. Val Ackerman picks his brain in her latest edition of Man Up.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  7. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with Warriors president Rick Welts in...

    Val Ackerman

    In the first edition of Man Up, Val Ackerman talks with Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts about the marketing and future of women's sports, and why its differences from men should be appreciated.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  8. espnW -- Val Ackerman tries to find male perspective on women's s...

    Val Ackerman

    In her new column for espnW.com, Val Ackerman will talk with prominent male executives to get their ideas about where women's sports are headed.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  9. espnW -- Where do women's sports go from here?

    Val Ackerman

    Recurring questions regarding women's sports are where do we go from here and what it will take to get there? Satisfying everyone involved will take time and a good game plan.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- U.S. women's basketball team living the dream

    Val Ackerman

    On the 20th anniversary of the Dream Team, it's the U.S. women who have their sights set on a fifth straight basketball gold medal and 40 straight Olympic victories.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  11. Val Ackerman: Surveying a significant year for women's sports

    Val Ackerman

    In 2011, the women's sports landscape welcomed new champions and new fans. The next challenge: ensuring the financial viability of women's sports enterprises.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  12. Four keys to advancing women's pro sports leagues

    Val Ackerman

    In Val Ackerman's view, the women's sports community needs to undertake an honest assessment of the business realities facing women's sports ventures.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  13. Val Ackerman: 'I'll never forget that day'

    Val Ackerman

    On the 10th anniversary of that grim day, former WNBA president Val Ackerman shares her memories of being in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2011
  14. Women's World Cup -- After World Cup, still a long way to go

    Val Ackerman

    In the wake of a thrilling showcase, former WNBA president Val Ackerman notes the many challenges women's sports continue to face.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2011
  15. Val Ackerman reflects on 15 years of the WNBA

    Val Ackerman

    Val Ackerman, the league's first president, reflects on the challenging inaugural season -- and on how much women's basketball has grown since then.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2011
  16. Women's Hall class shines

    Whitney Holzman

    The 2011 class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame was enshrined Saturday, acknowledging their contributions to the game they love.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011