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SI, swimsuits and the cause of women’s sports

TweetIt’s mid-to-late February. The Super Bowl is over, conference play in college basketball is heating up, and pitchers and catchers have reported.
Which means it’s time for the annual flogging of Sports Illustrated for its popular and highly lucrative swimsuit issue, now hitting the stands with Kate Upton leaving little to the imagination.
But instead of the [...]

Fear-mongering and Title IX

TweetIt’s perfectly understandable to go back down memory lane with the 40th anniversary of Title IX approaching and recall what women’s sports were like in the 1970s.
I know this, because I was playing in fledgling youth sports leagues at the time, limited to slow-pitch softball and six-on-six basketball. That was all we had, but those [...]

NCAA scholarship limits and the Title IX numbers game

TweetESPN The Magazine’s Peter Keating laid out a case on espnW this week for changes in NCAA scholarship allocation limits that he asserts is “the silent enemy” of men’s non-revenue sports.
There are some interesting numbers here, and he does make a good point in suggesting that raising scholarship limits in non-revenue sports “may be the [...]

Ways of rating female athletes

TweetBoth espnW and Sports Illustrated have compiled lists of the Top 40 women athletes of the Title IX era, and they’re both revealing in their approaches.
First of all, SI’s list is already done and available on one link, in a very compelling photo gallery. There are some notable omissions. No Dot Richardson, softball gold medalist [...]

Stretching the boundaries of Title IX

TweetAs promised, espnW this week rolled out “The Power of IX,” its special section devoted to the law that revolutionized women’s sports in America and that turns 40 in June.
As expected, the site is attractive visually and has a compelling mix of stories, photos, videos and other multimedia content.
The material is overwhelmingly positive in tone, [...]