At the 40th anniversary of Title IX’s institution into law, Nancy Hogshead-Makar of the Women’s Sports Foundation joins Bill Littlefield to discuss how Title IX has advanced the cause for women in the classroom and on the field.
In 1992, female athletes at Brown University sued the school for a failure to comply with Title IX. Twenty years later, Bill Littlefield revisits the case and examines its aftermath.
When Title IX was enacted in 1972, only 28 high schools in the U.S had girls’ soccer teams. Today, there are more than 8,000 American high schools with girls’ teams. Bill Littlefield speaks with Timothy Grainey, author of “Beyond Bend It Like Beckham.”
The unprecedented surge of soccer-playing girls has revealed an unexpected statistic: In sports where boys and girls play by the same rules, like basketball and soccer, girls are more likely than boys to become concussed. What do the numbers mean? For that, we turn to Only a Game’s Karen Given.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the greatest female athletes of all time, winning six Olympic medals in track and field, but her accomplishments wouldn’t have happened without Title IX. She joins Bill Littlefield to talk about that and more.
Is LeBron James the best basketball player ever? Does soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo deserve the same exaltation? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discusses those stories and more.
The fact that Title IX has increased opportunities for women in sports is undeniable, but has the law resulted in fewer opportunities for men? Bill Littlefield speaks with Eric Pearson, chairman of the American Sports Council and ESPN The Magazine senior writer Peter Keating.
With all the strides made towards gender equality, there are still many ways in which female athletes aren’t getting a fair shake. Bill Littlefield examines the problems that still plague women’s sports, 40 years after Title IX.
Gary Waleik complains about the lack of Title IX-themed music
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