tennis http://michiganradio.org en Women in sports: Title IX and the "Battle of the Sexes" http://michiganradio.org/post/women-sports-title-ix-and-battle-sexes <p>This week, the University of Michigan celebrated the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Title IX, with a host of speakers and panels discussing the historic legislation and its impact on girls, women and the United States itself.&nbsp;</p><p>Before Title IX, only one in 30 girls played high school sports.&nbsp;</p><p>Today, more than half do.&nbsp;</p><p>After a single paragraph, and an unforgettable tennis match, that changed our nation forever.</p><p>It all started pretty quietly.&nbsp;</p><p>Just a sentence buried in the back of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.&rdquo; Fri, 11 May 2012 13:28:03 +0000 John U. Bacon 7425 at http://michiganradio.org Women in sports: Title IX and the "Battle of the Sexes"