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  1. Olympic OK crucial for growth

    Maura Grogan, special to espnW.com

    When I wanted to switch from figure skating to ice hockey at age 11, I couldn't. Girls were not welcome, even though my mom made a plea to the boys' team coaches. This was in 1968; four years before the passage of Title IX, the law that opened up new...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
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  3. espnW and Nine for IX -- Sheryl Swoopes being herself

    LZ Granderson

    Sheryl Swoopes is not a spokesperson, not a contrarian, just herself. That's apparent in the Nine for IX documentary "Swoopes," and it's clear as she interacts with her new team at Loyola University Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  4. Nine for IX -- Essay from executive producer Jane Rosenthal

    Jane Rosenthal

    Executive producer Jane Rosenthal explains how the Nine for IX series is a gripping showcase of what it means to have the will and hunger to prevail over the limitations of the body and objections of a still-sexist society.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  5. espnW -- Val Ackerman tries to find male perspective on women's s...

    Val Ackerman

    In her new column for espnW.com, Val Ackerman will talk with prominent male executives to get their ideas about where women's sports are headed.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  6. Another first in a great year for women

    Amanda Rykoff

    In all, 2012 has been a pretty great year for women in sports. First, we honored the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the revolutionary legislation that allowed young women to participate in sports in unprecedented numbers. Then, not coincidentally, the...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Women outnumber men on U.S. Olympic team

    During this, the summer of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, American women have reached another milestone in sports: For the first time, they outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  8. United States easily beats Canada in Title IX celebration

    Samantha Fischer homered in her first international competition with the U.S. national softball team, and the Americans rolled to a 9-1 victory over Canada on Saturday night in an exhibition game recognizing the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  9. Title IX -- Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match a resounding victo...

    Neil Amdur

    Billie Jean King's rout of Bobby Riggs in 1973's "Battle of the Sexes" scored a victory for women's sports that reverberates today.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  10. All sports fans should be thankful for Title IX

    Mechelle Voepel

    The commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX has at times felt like a birthday party where some show up just to point out flaws of the guest of honor. But it should remind us to appreciate athletes at every level, male and female.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  11. Celebrate Title IX by fighting for it

    Johnette Howard

    Imagine what the world would look like without Title IX. Then celebrate the advances made by continuing the fight.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  12. espnW: Caitlin Lowe builds her life around softball

    Graham Hays

    Life as a professional softball player isn't one of luxury, but for Caitlin Lowe, the sacrifices inherent in the low-paying role allow her to give back to the game she gained so much from.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  13. Women who test mettle vs. men

    Steve Wulf

    Hey, fellas, wanna play some ball?

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  14. 40 greatest female athletes: Katarina Witt

    ESPNHS

    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Katarina Witt was only 18 when she began winning over global audiences at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. It was there that she up...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  15. Jackie Joyner-Kersee's winning moment

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who won the 1984-85 Honda Cup, talks about how the '76 Olympics inspired her to dream big and her sweetest UCLA victory.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  16. 40 greatest female athletes: Janet Evans

    ESPNHS

    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Janet Evans was only 17 years old and about 100 pounds when she secured her legacy. The No. 15 woman in ESPN's countdown won three go...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  17. ESPN The Magazine -- Beyond IX, women who will change the way spo...

    ESPN The Magazine

    Forty years after Title IX was passed, there are still ceilings to be broken, boundaries to be pushed and paths to be paved. espnW and ESPN The Magazine selected 33 game changers, 33 women who will change the way sports are played.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012