What is it about?

The application of Title IX and its results on gender equity in sports at Michigan State University in 1978. The language, actions, decisions and obstacles to implementation of equal sports programs between men and women are examined.

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Why is it important?

The path to equity in women's athletic programs was a slow one. The coaches, Title IX administrator and players highlighted in this book were in uncharted territory. Their decisions, actions and the subsequent roadblocks against them add another dimension to Title IX history.


Title IX sports history has been examined from a national level especially its policy initiatives. What this book does is provide how the implementation of Title IX policy was done at the grassroots level: Michigan State University. The story gives readers the timeline of decisions, actions and choices made to adhere to the government's directive. In addition, the obstacles taken by coaches, administrators and the Board of Regents against Title IX are also examined.

Dr. Corye Perez Beene
South Plains College

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This page is a summary of: Invisible seasons: Title IX and the fight for equity in college sports, Sport in History, January 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/02665433.2019.1572962.
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