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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Dr. Lonnie Leotus “Lee” Morrison, Women’s Sports and Title IX Pioneer, Dies at 88

Dr. Lonnie Leotus “Lee” Morrison passed away on May 4 in Harrisonburg, Va., after life committed to the advancement of girls and women in sports. She was 88.

'Women In Sports' on the Whitney Reynolds Show

Recently, a segment aired entitled 'Women In Sports' and one of our very own, Sarah Hughes, joined the conversation. To kick off the show, they open with a quote from Billie Jean King: "When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them say they were in sports as a young woman."

Sign our Petition for NCAA Certification Process and Gender Equity

We are asking you today to join in our efforts to keep the gender and diversity portions of the NCAA Certification process moving forward during the two-year moratorium. Please sign the petition to be sent to the NCAA on Friday, August 12.