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Gender Equity in Athletics

  • Walter E. BlockEmail author
  • Roy Whitehead
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Abstract

For years intercollegiate athletics has offered interested and able students opportunities to experience the lessons of competition, develop physical and leadership skills, be a part of a team, and perhaps most important, enjoy themselves. Good intercollegiate athletics programs require competitive parity, universal and consistently applied rules, and an opportunity to participate according to one’s interest and ability. The majority of NCAA members have sought to assure the foregoing conditions, but there is considerable evidence that they have not fully succeeded with regard to women.

Keywords

Gender equity in athletics Equal opportunity Gender Equity Task Force Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 

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© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola UniversityCARROLLTONUSA
  2. 2.University of Central ArkansasConwayUSA

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