Susan Ware: A Plaque for Billie Jean

Historian Susan Ware drafts a plaque that honors Billie Jean King for the US Open tennis tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York, NY Continue Reading Susan Ware: A Plaque for Billie Jean

Nick Syrett: Reactions to the Sanctioning of Yale’s DKE Chapter

Historian Nick Syrett on how Yale’s sanctioning of one of its fraternities is a symbolic victory. Continue Reading Nick Syrett: Reactions to the Sanctioning of Yale’s DKE Chapter

Susan Ware: Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we welcome a guest post from Susan Ware, author of Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women’s Sports.  Ware explains King’s importance in gender equality both within and beyond the world of sports, even before Title IX.  Here, she recalls her… Continue Reading Susan Ware: Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Recovering lost ground on Title IX

Joe Biden recently announced some changes to Title IX policies to close a loophole opened up by the Bush administration in 2005. Glad to see Title IX taken seriously by this administration. There’s still a ways to go to bring full equality to women’s sports, however. Jennifer Etnier (author of Bring Your “A” Game: A… Continue Reading Recovering lost ground on Title IX