In the late 1950s, long before Title IX solidified women’s rights to play sports, Virginia Shepherd received a varsity letter for synchronized swimming — a letter she was almost forced to give back after someone complained to the school board about women being honored for athletics.
Once women’s athletics became required, opportunities for women began to decline in comparison to men. A yearly report details how each university ranks among equity opportunity.
Minnesota Gophers Women's Basketball Head Coach Lindsay Whalen sat down with FOX 9 to talk about Title IX, on the 50th anniversary of the law's passage.
A lawsuit brought against the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) in the early 1970s became one of the first times Title IX was challenged with a case related to sports.
Since the implementation of Title IX, public schools and educational institutions are required to provide equal funding and resources for girls and boys sports.
As part of FOX 9’s ongoing tribute to Title IX, we place a focus on a local Native American basketball star who is a game-changer on many levels.
As the celebration of Title IX continues with the upcoming NCAA Women's Final Four basketball tournament, FOX 9 spotlights St. Paul native June Courteau – one of the most respected officials in the history of women’s basketball.
In the early 1900s, girls sports were quite common at Minnesota schools. But, in the 1930s, attitudes changes, creating a decades long gap where girls sports weren't allowed.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The landmark law passed in 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities.
FOX 9 collaborated with athletes of all ages and accomplishments to bring the meaning of Title IX to life.