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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The Women’s Sports Foundation is a non-profit that advances the lives of women through sports and physical activity.

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Secret to Success: Get Your Game On, Girls!

From building life-long friendships to learning how to cope with success and challenges, there are many ways participating in competitive sports and getting active can be an influential part of our lives.

30 Years of NGWSD: Looking Back with Jackie Joyner Kersee

This year marked the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, so we decided to speak with one of sports all-time greats, Jackie Joyner Kersee, about her NGWSD memories. At just 25, Jackie attended the very first NGWSD in 1987 and has been present at many since.

California Governor Signs New Transparency Legislation into Law

On Friday, August 22, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires schools to publicly post the number of boys and girls playing sports, as well as the number of teams, onto their website.