In the mid-70s, when Michigan established varsity women’s teams, the men then in charge of athletics pitched a fit over the idea that women should earn the same awards as male athletes. Sheryl Szady, for one, refused to accept the slight.
Title IX has changed the face of college sports. But a VICE Sports analysis suggests that many big-time NCAA schools aren't fully complying with a gender equity law that the federal government is failing to vigorously enforce.
Schools and conferences are passing new rules taking power away from coaches and athletic administrators when it comes to admitting athletes accused of sexual misconduct. Are they enough to ensure campus safety?
A lawsuit filed this week against the University of Tennessee alleges that the university had known about "(and itself created) a long-standing, severely hostile sexual environment of rape by male athletes (particularly football players)."
As cases of hazing involving sexual assault between high school athletes continue to make headlines, Valparaiso University law professor Susan P. Stuart talks about why these cases keep happening and the role Title IX has played in their litigation.
The same NCAA that zealously policies amateurism is hands off when it comes to violence against women, creating a "Wild West situation" where schools and coaches are encouraged to take dangerous risks.