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SUU Coeds Found Blog for Women to Talk Sports

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  With the college basketball season edging toward the crowning of a new champion and with spring training soon to give way to the regular baseball season, a lot of talk around the preverbal water cooler is centered on what has traditionally proven to be the domain of men: sports.

But a group of young women from Southern Utah University are bucking the trend, and proving that women are not only interested in, but can speak passionately about sports as well.

Molly Cosby describes herself as “a full-blooded Texan who speaks 3 languages: sarcasm, sass and sports.  With some encouragement from an SUU professor, and with a group of other like-minded young women, Molly founded the Ladies League — a website and blog for women to talk about sports.

“The Ladies League is a site for women who watch sports, play sports, work in sports. It’s an outlet for them to write about their passion. Just a place for women to come.”

Women make up about 30 percent of all MLV and NBA fans, and about 40 percent of NFL fans. Despite those numbers, only about 10 percent of sports reporters, columnists and editors are women.