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May 07, 2012
May 07, 2012

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May 7, 2012

Sports Illustrated DIGITAL
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Nine For IX
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THE LEGACY OF TITLE IX

This is an article from the May 7, 2012 issue

P. 44

Forty years of seismic change in women's sports in America

49 POWER OF PLAY

How athletic participation brought dreams to life

By Kelli Anderson

52 1996 OLYMPICS

The Games inspired three women's pro leagues

By Kelli Anderson

53 CHRIS ERNST

The Yale rower bared it all for equality

By Michael Bamberger

54 MARIA PEPE

Her tenacity opened up Little League to everyone

By Melissa Segura

58 TITLE IX BABIES

Three women aided by the law are now boosting it

By Phil Taylor

59 POLITICAL FOOTBALL

Title IX has endured because of a bid to end it

By Alexander Wolff

60 BILLIE JEAN KING

Her battle with Bobby Riggs went beyond tennis

By L. Jon Wertheim

64 THE AIAW

Women were intramural afterthoughts until 1971

By George Dohrmann

65 TITLE IX DADS

They were their daughters' allies in the fight to play

By Alexander Wolff

66 SHARON BERG

The swimmer made the most of her landmark scholarship

By Nancy Ramsey

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 The Mail

15 Scorecard

The NBA at 66: just right

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

The power of Josh Hamilton

BY DAN PATRICK

26 Inside...

NFL

NBA

MLB

College Sports

NHL

Boxing

NASCAR

68 Point After

What an amateur

BY PHIL TAYLOR

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PHOTOSARA CALDWELL/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE/ZUMAPRESS.COMHOOP AND CHANGE Title IX radically altered the sports landscape. Because of its impact, the players on the Cross Creek High girls' basketball team in Augusta, Ga., can dream of playing college and pro ball.PHOTO