Louisville Cardinals Honor Title IX Godmother

The University of Louisville Athletic Department celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Title IX by honoring the "Godmother of Title IX," Dr. Bernice Sandler, at a women's Basketball game om February 7, 2012. Current female student-athletes, alumni and women's coaches were all present to honor the unprecedented work of Dr. Sandler. She played a major role in the development and passage of Title IX and other laws prohibiting sex discrimination in education, and has been associated with Title IX longer than any other person. The New York Times has referred to her as the “godmother of Title IX.”

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U.S. Sends More Females than Males to the Olympic Games For the First Time

The U.S. Olympic committee just released the final roster of the athletes heading to the London Olympic Games in two shorts weeks. It consists of 530 athletes, 269 of which are female and 261 male, meaning that more women will represent our country in the Olympic Games than men for the first time in history.

New Pennsylvania State Law to Assist with Title IX Compliance in High School Sports

A a new state law mandating that every Pennsylvania public school takes note of the size, budget, and objective of each sports program has been passed. This new law goes hand- in-hand with Title IX, a federal law passed in 1972 that requires equal budgets for male and female sports in any federal institution that receives public funding.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2012

From the Hill to the streets, yesterday’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) was one that celebrated all the opportunities women and girls have had because of Title IX’s landmark legislation. While NGWSD started in 1987 as a single event in our nation’s capital to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman, the day has since grown into a nationwide celebration spanning all 50 states.