Now She's Got Game

Title IX helped more women get into sports, but opponents complain it's pushing men out

Gampel Pavilion on the University of Connecticut's campus can seat 10,000 people, and every time the women's basketball team plays there, the place sells out. At a recent home game against Seton Hall University, UConn's athletic director, Lew Perkins, surveyed the cheerleaders, the band, the students with their faces painted in the team's colors, the dancing Husky mascot and sports reporters from publications not normally inclined to cover women's college athletics. "This turnout has nothing to do with Title IX," Perkins remarked, referring to the 1972 law that requires schools receiving federal funds to offer equal opportunities to men and women....

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