THE SEXES: Locker Room Lib

To Laurel Brassey, 20, one of the country's best women volleyball players, competition on the San Diego State University women's team was too easy. When the president of the university ruled that for the first time coeds could compete with men in noncontact sports, Brassey immediately won a place on the men's team. Two months ago her feat was matched by Yale Coed Charlise Brown, who shattered a 122-year-old Yale sports tradition by joining its previously all-male diving team.

Greater Gusto. To advocates of women's athletics, such victories are just a foot in...

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