Title IX in the News

Take a look at the latest Title IX stories from around the web.

  • June 23, 2012

    Barack Obama praises Title IX

    WNBA President Laurel Richie and hoops legend Anne Meyers Drysdale talk Title IX, state of WNBA, US women's Olympic GK Hope Solo

    Title IX must be respected for opening doors

    "Title IX is not simply an amendment. It is far more personal. It is a confidante. Therapist. Trainer. Motivator. Supporter. Educator. It is the gift that keeps on giving, navigating the roads of discrimination with crossover dribbles and triple salchows."

    Title IX at 40: Law that opened door to women in sports turns 40

    "This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, an education amendment signed into law by Richard Nixon that allowed Jackie Joyner-Kersee to become one of the greatest Olympic athletes in history and produced a revolution in women’s sports and health"

    ESPN's Title IX 40th Anniversary Gift: A Channel of Their Own

    "Shorthand for the landmark 1972 legislation, Title IX mandates gender equity in any educational program — not only, but in its highest-profile manifestation, sports — that receive federal funding."

    "itle IX was initially intended to give women more opportunities in higher education, with access to athletics a mere side effect. By opening the gates to gyms, stadiums and playing fields, however, Title IX changed the way women in America see themselves. Here, in their own words, are what Title IX has meant to athletes, coaches, administrators and league officials."

    Minnesota Lynx salute Title IX, beat Chicago Sky

    "Title IX, the federal legislation that paved the way for young women's participation in sports, was saluted on its 40th birthday Saturday, June 23, when the Minnesota Lynx played host to the Chicago Sky at Target Center."

    At 40, Title IX still is maturing

    "Jean Lenti Ponsetto clearly remembers the thrill she and her basketball teammates at DePaul felt in the mid-1970s when they received new Converse canvas sneakers from the school. As Title IX went into effect four decades ago, athletic gear, upgraded facilities and even transportation considered standard in 2012 were the signs of dramatically changing times."

  • June 22, 2012

    Title IX is about the playing, not the watching

    "To put the 40th anniversary of Title IX in proper context, turn off the television. Forget Final Fours or tailgating at college football games. Not to get sacrilegious, but forget about seeing games at the Palestra. We live in the only country where college sports is more about watching than playing. No complaints. It's also the only country where the media cover college sports so extensively."

    WNBA Commemorates Title IX 40th Anniversary With Special Uniforms, Team Events

    "The WNBA on Saturday will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX's enactment by unveiling special uniforms designed by adidas to be worn in the Sky-Lynx and Sparks-Mercury games.

    Forty Years and Counting: The Triumphs of Title IX

    "Over the past century, women have made remarkable strides towards equal rights and equal participation in American society. We now take for granted the idea that a girl can grow up to become a doctor, lawyer, or astronaut -- whatever she wants to be."

  • June 21, 2012

    What Title IX has meant 40 years later

    "Title IX was initially intended to give women more opportunities in higher education, with access to athletics a mere side effect. By opening the gates to gyms, stadiums and playing fields, however, Title IX changed the way women in America see themselves."

    Times have changed in 40 years since Title IX became law

    "Nancy Cole could not, in all seriousness, consider herself an athlete when she went to Northport High School in the 1960s, not even when she was playing one of the four sports in which she was a standout."

    Title IX turns 40: what is its legacy?

    "As Title IX celebrates its 40th anniversary Saturday, perhaps the greatest legacy of the legislation originally intended to prohibit discrimination in education is found in a generation of young women growing up strong and self-assured because of their participation in sports."

    Thankful for Title IX, all sports heroes

    "Here are the female athletes you might know who made a big impression on me as I grew up in the 1970s."

    Title IX had a Jackie Robinson Effect

    "There's a direction direct connection between what Robinson did in 1947 and what Title IX, the landmark legislation mandating equality in women's athletics and education, accomplished when it became law 25 years later in 1972."

    Imagine Life without Title IX

    "One of the best ways to celebrate what Title IX has meant in the 40 years since it was passed is to try to imagine what a drearier place sports would be without it. "

    Title IX in today's high schools

    "Forty years have passed since President Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law. To mark its anniversary, we talked to high school students, teachers, coaches and administrators to find out how the landmark legislation is still being felt today."

  • June 20, 2012

    Time hasn't ended legal furor over Title IX

    "Forty years ago, Congress debated legislation to ban discrimination against women in education while Marissa Pollick fought for the right to play on her Michigan high school tennis team despite a state law barring girls from varsity sports."

    Chicago Sky celebrate Title IX anniversary

    "The Chicago Sky took time away from the basketball court Wednesday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX."

  • June 4, 2012

    Sky, WNBA to honor Title IX on uniforms

    "The Chicago Sky will join the WNBA in helping celebrate Title IX’s 40th anniversary throughout the 2012 season."

  • May 27, 2012

    Girl Scout Night at Chicago Sky Invites Alumnae to Honor 100th Anniversary and Pay Tribute to Title IX

    "This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and the 40th anniversary of Title IX. To honor these milestones, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is once again partnering with the WNBA Chicago Sky basketball team to give girls hands-on opportunities to learn how a professional basketball team operates."

  • April 18, 2012

    Hoops in the Heartland

    "...When Title IX became law 40 years ago, it created a new world of opportunity for female athletes. It guaranteed that on a Friday night in February, Baylor University could host a women's basketball game. But Title IX never guaranteed that anyone would watch. That part has always been the challenge of each program..."

    Five myths about Title IX

    "Title IX is so veiled in mythology that whole sections of websites exist to debunk falsehoods about what the statute can and cannot do."

    40 years later, Title IX has changed women’s sports forever

    "In a 1979 Schulz strip, Peppermint Patty said: “I have a vision, Chuck, … I can see a day coming when women will have the same opportunities in sports as men!” A key to that vision, however, was the landmark 1972 federal legislation, Title IX, which changed women’s sports forever."