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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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Title IX was created with a focus on education, but its impact on athletics has been phenomenal. It prohibited any educational institution that received federal funds from denying students from participating in educational programs or activities on the basis of sex. After the establishment of Title IX, the athletic environment in many schools in the United States began to change.