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A Place on the Team: The Triumph and Tragedy of Title IX (Princeton Paperbacks)

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"Title IX is arguably one of the most important pieces of federal legislation affecting higher education in the past fifty years. Welch Suggs's A Place on the Team chronicles the history, legal interpretations, and battles surrounding Title IX and gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. It is an exceptionally well-written, well-researched, and balanced book that should be read by anyone interested in the present and future of college sports."--Myles Brand, President, the National Collegiate Athletic Association

"As someone who has coached girls and women at many different levels, I've seen the ways that Title IX has changed the landscape of athletics. A Place on the Team provides an engrossing and thorough look at how this legislation has affected and continues to shape women's sports."--Sylvia Hatchell, Head Coach, University of North Carolina Women's Basketball

"A Place On The Team is the definitive book on Title IX and will be required reading for every person--certainly for every coach, athletics department official, and university administrator--interested in the topic. Its presentation of the history is clear, cogent, and exhaustive."--Murray Sperber, Indiana University

"This book gathers in one place all the important information on historical, philosophical and legal aspects of women's sports. It enlivens this with interviews with the major players in the field and with real life stories that bring the major issues home to the reader. What's more, it recognizes the difficulties women's sports programs will continue to face as the cost of providing intercollegiate athletics rises."--Elsa Kircher Cole, General Counsel, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Synopsis:

A Place on the Team is the inside story of how Title IX revolutionized American sports. The federal law guaranteeing women's rights in education, Title IX opened gymnasiums and playing fields to millions of young women previously locked out. Journalist Welch Suggs chronicles both the law's successes and failures-the exciting opportunities for women as well as the commercial and recruiting pressures of modern-day athletics.

Enlivened with tales from Suggs's reportage, the book clears up the muddle of interpretation and opinion surrounding Title IX. It provides not only a lucid description of how courts and colleges have read (and misread) the law, but also compelling portraits of the people who made women's sports a vibrant feature of American life.

What's more, the book provides the first history of the law's evolution since its passage in 1972. Suggs details thirty years of struggles for equal rights on the playing field. Schools dragged their feet, offering token efforts for women and girls, until the courts made it clear that women had to be treated on par with men. Those decisions set the stage for some of the most celebrated moments in sports, such as the Women's World Cup in soccer and the Women's Final Four in NCAA basketball.

Title IX is not without its critics. Wrestlers and other male athletes say colleges have cut their teams to comply with the law, and Suggs tells their stories as well.

With the chronicles of Pat Summitt, Anson Dorrance, and others who shaped women's sports, A Place on the Team is a must-read not only for sports buffs but also for parents of every young woman who enters the arena of competitive sports.

Synopsis:

"Title IX is arguably one of the most important pieces of federal legislation affecting higher education in the past fifty years. Welch Suggs's A Place on the Team chronicles the history, legal interpretations, and battles surrounding Title IX and gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. It is an exceptionally well-written, well-researched, and balanced book that should be read by anyone interested in the present and future of college sports."--Myles Brand, President, the National Collegiate Athletic Association

"As someone who has coached girls and women at many different levels, I've seen the ways that Title IX has changed the landscape of athletics. A Place on the Team provides an engrossing and thorough look at how this legislation has affected and continues to shape women's sports."--Sylvia Hatchell, Head Coach, University of North Carolina Women's Basketball

"A Place On The Team is the definitive book on Title IX and will be required reading for every person--certainly for every coach, athletics department official, and university administrator--interested in the topic. Its presentation of the history is clear, cogent, and exhaustive."--Murray Sperber, Indiana University

"This book gathers in one place all the important information on historical, philosophical and legal aspects of women's sports. It enlivens this with interviews with the major players in the field and with real life stories that bring the major issues home to the reader. What's more, it recognizes the difficulties women's sports programs will continue to face as the cost of providing intercollegiate athletics rises."--Elsa Kircher Cole, General Counsel, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
CHAPTER 1: The Segregated History of College Sports 13
CHAPTER 2: A New Paradigm of Civil Rights 32
CHAPTER 3: Heroines as Well as Heroes 45
CHAPTER 4: College Sports and Civil Rights 66
CHAPTER 5: Legal and Logistical Challenges 81
CHAPTER 6: The First Generation 97
CHAPTER 7: A Watershed Moment 105
CHAPTER 8: Clarifications amid Controversy 125
CHAPTER 9: Sports before College 142
CHAPTER 10: The Wrestlers’ Response 153
CHAPTER 11: The Tragedy 175
CHAPTER 12: Triumph? 188
Acknowledgments 197
APPENDIX A: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 201
APPENDIX B: Founding Members of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women 205
APENDIX C: Draft Regulations for Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletics (1974) 208
APPENDIX D: Final Regulations Concerning Title IX and Scholastic/Collegiate Sports (1975) 210
APPENDIX E: Proposed Policy Interpretation (1978) 212
APPENDIX F: Policy Interpretation: Title IX and
Intercollegiate Athletics (1979) 220
APPENDIX G: The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 230
APPENDIX H: Clarification of Intercollegiate Athletic Policy Guidance: The Three-Part Test (1996) 232
APPENDIX I: Further Clarification of Intercollegiate Athletics POlicy Guidance Regarding Title IX Compliance (2003) 236
Notes 241
Bibliography 259
Landmark Title IX Lawsuits 267
Index 269

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691128856
Author:
Suggs, Welch
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Sports for women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports for women -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
Higher education
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 tables.
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A Place on the Team is the inside story of how Title IX revolutionized American sports. The federal law guaranteeing women's rights in education, Title IX opened gymnasiums and playing fields to millions of young women previously locked out. Journalist Welch Suggs chronicles both the law's successes and failures-the exciting opportunities for women as well as the commercial and recruiting pressures of modern-day athletics.

Enlivened with tales from Suggs's reportage, the book clears up the muddle of interpretation and opinion surrounding Title IX. It provides not only a lucid description of how courts and colleges have read (and misread) the law, but also compelling portraits of the people who made women's sports a vibrant feature of American life.

What's more, the book provides the first history of the law's evolution since its passage in 1972. Suggs details thirty years of struggles for equal rights on the playing field. Schools dragged their feet, offering token efforts for women and girls, until the courts made it clear that women had to be treated on par with men. Those decisions set the stage for some of the most celebrated moments in sports, such as the Women's World Cup in soccer and the Women's Final Four in NCAA basketball.

Title IX is not without its critics. Wrestlers and other male athletes say colleges have cut their teams to comply with the law, and Suggs tells their stories as well.

With the chronicles of Pat Summitt, Anson Dorrance, and others who shaped women's sports, A Place on the Team is a must-read not only for sports buffs but also for parents of every young woman who enters the arena of competitive sports.

"Synopsis" by ,

"Title IX is arguably one of the most important pieces of federal legislation affecting higher education in the past fifty years. Welch Suggs's A Place on the Team chronicles the history, legal interpretations, and battles surrounding Title IX and gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. It is an exceptionally well-written, well-researched, and balanced book that should be read by anyone interested in the present and future of college sports."--Myles Brand, President, the National Collegiate Athletic Association

"As someone who has coached girls and women at many different levels, I've seen the ways that Title IX has changed the landscape of athletics. A Place on the Team provides an engrossing and thorough look at how this legislation has affected and continues to shape women's sports."--Sylvia Hatchell, Head Coach, University of North Carolina Women's Basketball

"A Place On The Team is the definitive book on Title IX and will be required reading for every person--certainly for every coach, athletics department official, and university administrator--interested in the topic. Its presentation of the history is clear, cogent, and exhaustive."--Murray Sperber, Indiana University

"This book gathers in one place all the important information on historical, philosophical and legal aspects of women's sports. It enlivens this with interviews with the major players in the field and with real life stories that bring the major issues home to the reader. What's more, it recognizes the difficulties women's sports programs will continue to face as the cost of providing intercollegiate athletics rises."--Elsa Kircher Cole, General Counsel, National Collegiate Athletic Association

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