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SI:AM | How One Law Changed Women’s Sports Forever

Good morning, I’m Dan Gartland. I’m only slightly sleep-deprived after a late-night flight, so I hope this will all make sense.

In today’s SI:AM:

50 years of Title IX

The cover of June’s Sports Illustrated highlights perhaps the most significant development in sports of the past 100 years. On June 23, 1972, then President Richard Nixon signed the Education Amendments Act, which included a clause outlawing discrimination in education on the basis of sex.

The clause, called Title IX, did not explicitly mention sports, but as Maggie Mertens wrote in an essay for the magazine, it “altered women’s sports forever.