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HIST 205
David Schweitzer

Lecture 14 – Women in Sports Part II Women’s Sport in the USA  1960s social activism o Stirred interest in women’s sports o Cigarette advertising slogan: “You’ve come a long way, baby!” Title IX, the NCAA and Gender Equity  1972 – US Congress passed Education Act  Title IX o Congresswoman Edith Green (Oregon) o Conflicts at secondary school level o Few sports programs for junior & senior high school girls o Title XI sparked compelling new questions  NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) response o 1965 – Resolution  1971 – Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) o Women athletic director of U, of New Mexico, Linda Estes  NCAA tried to subvert Title XI o AIAW lobbied Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to reallocate 50% of inter- collegiate athletics budgets to women’s athletics under an independent women’s athletic department o NCAA argued “revenue-producing sports” (i.e., football and men’s basketball) should be exempt from Title IX o 1974 – Amendment to exempt intercollegiate athletics from Title IX failed o Then lobbied Co
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