Get to know new Knox Information reporter Cora Corridor

I didn’t develop up studying about ladies’s sports activities.

I didn’t even develop up watching ladies’s sports activities. They had been all the time seen and talked about as secondary to males’s sports activities, and girls who made it within the broadcast sales space or on the sidelines weren’t actually revered. I by no means grew up planning to be a sports activities journalist – the thought by no means actually even occurred to me till my sophomore yr in school.

When the sports activities editor at my college’s scholar newspaper give up, I used to be the information editor – and the one editor with sports activities data – so over to sports activities I went. Every week later, I used to be on a bus from Michigan to Texas, organizing protection for our soccer crew, which was taking part in within the Division II nationwide championship sport. I fell in love with being on the sector and writing about sports activities, which have been such an integral a part of my total life.

As I’ve navigated the world of sports activities journalism and mirrored on the place I see myself and what my objectives are, one factor has turn out to be abundantly clear in my thoughts: overlaying ladies’s sports activities is my purpose.

Cora Hall, University of Tennessee Women's Athletics reporter, Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

I perceive that’s not the case for all ladies in sports activities, and that’s wonderful – it’s crucial. Girls belong in each area in sports activities and our perspective is so helpful to beats which have been historically dominated by males.

However for me, ladies’s sports activities are the tip sport. As a result of as soon as I began watching ladies’s sports activities (shoutout the 2011 U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Soccer Group), I could not get sufficient. I noticed what I had been lacking, and I am nonetheless discovering out yearly extra ladies’s sports activities I have been lacking out on.