Kate Fagan Archive

Kate Fagan joined espnW in January 2012 after three seasons covering the 76ers for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She played basketball at the University of Colorado from 1999 to 2004.
  • Cal report substantiates claims of sexual harassment

    WNBA All-Star Layshia Clarendon's sexual harassment claims against longtime Cal athletic department employee Mohamed Muqtar were recently substantiated by the school. Now a number of former women student-athletes have come forward to tell similar stories.

    May 17 1:09 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Former Cal player alleges sexual assault in suit

    WNBA All-Star Layshia Clarendon has filed a civil lawsuit against the regents of the University of California, alleging she was sexually assaulted by Mohamed Muqtar, a longtime Cal-Berkeley athletic department employee.

    Jan 17 8:42 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • 2017 Summit

    Holdsclaw shares struggles with mental illness

    The women's basketball legend shines a light on her family history, the separation from her parents, her bipolar diagnosis and coping mechanisms at the espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

    Oct 5 3:21 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    Kate Fagan on the life of Madison Holleran

    Kate Fagan honors the life of Madison Holleran in the forthcoming book "What Made Maddy Run," which will be released on Aug 1.

    Jul 6 1:20 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    Kate Fagan's University of Colorado commencement speech

    "Check in with yourself, frequently, to make sure you're waking up for your actual life, and not just because you're addicted to the side effects -- the money, or prestige, or social status."

    May 12 4:02 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Storm's Stewart: Rehab on knee 'going great'

    Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart says the rehab on her right knee injury is "going great" and she expects to be back on the court in the next couple of weeks.

    Feb 27 4:25 AM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Breanna Stewart calls first year in WNBA 'great'

    In an interview with espnW, Breanna Stewart said she had a very different experience than Candice Wiggins in her rookie WNBA season.

    Feb 23 8:29 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    The cycle of endless scrolling that feeds my anxiety

    espnW's Kate Fagan writes about how her phone and social media prevent her from addressing her anxiety: "I'm like a sponge that never gets wrung out."

    Oct 21 12:59 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    Why are we still worried about Caster Semenya?

    Even after the highest court in sports ruled that testosterone levels aren't a fair measure of advantage, South African runner Caster Semenya is still -- unfairly -- on trial.

    Aug 13 10:22 AM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Culture Feature

    Allison Stokke doesn't want to be your sex symbol

    Pole vaulter Allison Stokke became famous for her looks when a photo of her at a track meet went viral in 2008. Now 27, Stokke is using that overwhelming attention to fuel her athletic drive.

    Jul 8 8:28 AM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Summitt inspired a generation

    Pat Summitt brought respect to women's college basketball and made young players -- even those who weren't good enough to suit up for the Lady Vols -- want to be the best.

    Jun 28 12:54 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    The impact of dunking on the women's game

    Dunking deserves a place in the conversation about the women's game, Kate Fagan says, and the first dunk by West Virginia's Georgeann Wells should never be forgotten.

    Apr 5 12:57 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    A quick fix, or a step backward?

    Lowering the rims in women's basketball is tempting. Picture it: more dunks, more high-flying players, more drama. But as Kate Fagan explains, that strategy to improve the game is flawed.

    Mar 31 9:35 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    Fagan: Tennessee follows scandal script

    This week, in the "College Sports Scandal" cycle, we've witnessed the insiders-defend-the-culture stage at Tennessee. Kate Fagan reacts to athletic director Dave Hart's press conference.

    Feb 26 2:36 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Voices

    Fagan: Tennessee's culture under attack

    The stories that have come out accusing Tennessee of creating a hostile environment for women could easily be from any number of athletic departments across the country, Kate Fagan says.

    Feb 16 9:38 AM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Study: Coaching hires for women up slightly

    UCF and Cincinnati were the only schools to receive A's in a Tucker Center study as the number of women coaching hires rose slightly for the third consecutive year.

    Feb 1 1:18 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • News & Commentary

    Fagan: Putting the realness in social media moments

    After spending time with the story of Madison Holleran, a University of Pennsylvania runner who died by suicide in 2014, Kate Fagan learned the importance of allowing yourself to be vulnerable.

    Jan 8 9:43 AM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • News & Commentary

    Fagan: C'mon Josh Norman, is that the best you've got?

    At a time of the year when we typically reflect on change, the Giants-Panthers game gave us a glimpse into how not everyone is quite caught up on what's considered an insult.

    Dec 21 3:39 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Impact 25

    Crisis brought out best in USWNT

    Preparing for a tough opponent without two of her stars, Jill Ellis made all the right calls, found just the right chemistry, and -- poof! -- led the United States to the World Cup title.

    Dec 28 5:27 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • News & Commentary

    Fans turn out for NWHL, but what's next?

    When she finally found the National Women's Hockey League game she was seeking, Kate Fagan was impressed by the turnout. The sport has fans, but with logistical hurdles, where does it go next?

    Oct 21 3:45 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • 2015 Summit

    Brands touting female empowerment

    "Run like a girl'' has taken on a whole new meaning; to young girls it means run fast and powerfully. Brands are taking notice of that shift in thinking and adjusting the way they speak to women.

    Oct 15 4:18 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • 2015 Summit

    How Azzarelli's book applies to the sports world

    Women need allies -- men -- in positions of power who understand the value of championing women. That's just one of many points Kim Azzarelli and Melanne Verveer make that ring true in sports.

    Oct 15 7:45 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • News & Commentary

    What Swoopes got wrong about today's WNBA

    Sheryl Swoopes is one of the most famous figures in women's basketball. That's why her misguided quotes about the modern WNBA and its players are so problematic.

    Oct 8 12:00 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • News & Commentary

    Q&A: Jen Welter on living under the microscope

    What the NFL's first coaching intern learned on the job, and why she accepted Floyd Mayweather's invitation to sit ringside at his fight.

    Sep 15 1:00 PM ET | By Kate Fagan