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Fifty/50: ESPN celebrates five decades of Title IX

The Fifty/50 initiative commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding, and gave women the equal opportunity to play sports.

Throughout June, ESPN will present a collection of stories focused on the intersection of women, sports, culture and the fight for equality.


Jonquel Jones and the untold story of the WNBA's reigning MVP

By Katie Barnes

She is the reigning MVP of the WNBA and a virtual unknown. Jonquel Jones wants to put a spotlight on the WNBA's underplayed stars.

Who gets to be the face of the WNBA? Jonquel Jones is ready for her close-up


HBCUs and Title IX

By Charlene Johnson, as told to Mia Berry

Charlene Johnson established a Hall of Fame career at South Carolina State and she credits Title IX with helping her realize opportunities she never imagined.

Andscape: "You're not doing it for yourself, you're doing it for that next generation of women."


'37 Words' tells the inspiring story of Title IX


30 for 30 trailer: 'Dream On'

Mechelle Voepel: 'Dream On' documentary chronicles how the 1996 U.S. women's Olympic team helped launch the WNBA

Sean Hurd: 'People need to know Katrina McClain': 'Dream On' documentary spotlights women's basketball legend


Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Title IX compliance

by Paula Lavigne 

ESPN sat down with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to talk about the history of Title IX, its current impact and the challenges ahead.

In conversation with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona


San Diego State athletes band together in Title IX fight

By Dan Murphy

Title IX has dramatically reshaped college sports, but a shocking number of schools remain out of compliance. Athletes are turning to the courts for help.

A coxswain, the courts and a course toward Title IX compliance


Trinity Rodman: The future of American soccer has arrived

By Charlotte Gibson

Trinity Rodman is the NWSL Rookie of the Year, snagged a USWNT call-up, and, yeah, she's the daughter of an NBA Hall of Famer. But the 20-year-old soccer superstar refuses to let anyone else own her story.

"Not my dad's name": How Trinity Rodman is writing her own story


The Rule of Sedona Prince


Let Noor Run

Maya A. Jones: How hijabi runner Noor Alexandria Abukaram is fighting for inclusivity in sport


Girls Got Game


Home Field


Make a Splash


The surprising secrets behind the most dominant team in sports

By Hallie Grossman 

United by faith and unburdened by pressure, the Sooners are breaking the mold on how to dominate.

Oklahoma softball and the secrets behind the most dominant team in sports


Sports legacies Title IX created

By Elaine Teng

Seven families discuss the multigenerational maternal lineages they've built across the 50 years since the passage of Title IX.

Women athletes across generations


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Iowa high school girls' 6-on-6 basketball still beloved

By Elizabeth Merrill 

For decades, Iowa high school girls played 6-on-6 basketball, and the sport surpassed the boys' game in popularity. Title IX created new opportunities for girls and women in sports, but it also brought change to the revered Iowa game.

Iowa high school girls' 6-on-6 basketball

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