Tiff, Ohio - Tiffin University started to implement Title IX initiatives gradually throughout the 1980s, adding volleyball in 1981 and slow pitch softball in 1982. Women’s basketball would not come until the 1984-85 season.
Houghton, Mich. - Forty years after Title IX was enacted, 38 years after Michigan Tech began its women’s athletic programs and seven years after DePuydt’s passing, her legacy lives on through 115 female student-athletes at Tech.
Canton, Ohio - Malone University alum Stacy Messner would be the first to tell you that sometimes life is hard. And often, very hard. Especially when you are hard of hearing and, in Stacy’s case, to the point of being legally deaf.
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Former Northern Michigan University associate athletic director Barb Patrick has no legal background, but she feels she’s an expert in one particular federal law, the one known as Title IX.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - When Title IX was in its infancy and schools had various interpretations of compliance with the federal regulation that gave women equal opportunity to compete in college athletics, a little school in a remote part of Michigan was ahead of its time.
Pickerington, Ohio - Ashland quarterback Taylor Housewright (Ashland, Ohio) along with Central State linebacker Darius Wilson (Matteson, Ill.) were named 2012 All-Ohio Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year for FCS/DII by OhioCollegeFootball.com.
Painesville, Ohio - The 2012-13 sports season marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. However, the roots of intercollegiate athletics for women at Lake Erie College began to take place nearly 80 years prior.
TIFFIN, Ohio – In the fall of 2009, Tiffin University added two sport teams; women’s lacrosse to start in the spring of 2010 and wrestling to become a varsity team in the fall of 2010. In their short history, both teams have had impressive accomplishments. For lacrosse, they have had the individual NCAA Division II goal scorer in each of the last two seasons. During the 2011-12 season, wrestling qualified two athletes for nationals for the first time.
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University women’s basketball program has provided opportunities for females to reach goals far beyond their time on the hardwood. Since the first established women’s basketball team in 1974, Saginaw Valley has produced many females who have taken their experience as a Cardinal to higher levels of success in women’s athletics.
DETROIT - There’s no disputing that women’s athletics has exploded onto the national landscape in a relatively short amount of time. From household collegiate names, professionals and Olympians, and legendary collegiate programs, NCAA women’s sports now garner significant attention and respect across the country.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The role of women’s athletics at Ohio Dominican has been tremendous throughout the university’s history, and one of the biggest pioneers for advancing female sports on ODU’s campus was Mary Jo Feak.
ALLENDALE, Mich. - All that one group of female Grand Valley State University students wanted was an opportunity to compete in athletics. Yet, never in women’s athletic pioneer Joan Boand’s wildest dreams would women’s athletics become what it is today — 44 years later.
CANTON, Ohio - When Malone University (then Malone College) women’s basketball coach Patty Long first saw Gloria Blanks on a basketball court in the late 1970’s, she knew she was a special talent. Long had just finished her first season as the head coach at Malone and was looking for a couple of players from the recruiting circuit to take Malone to the next level. However, Long figured Blanks’ immense talent would ultimately be the reason she would miss out on luring her to Malone because Blanks had already received interest from Division I programs.
MARQUETTE, Mich. – When thinking of the effects of Title IX on the landscape of athletics at Northern Michigan University, the dominance of the volleyball teams in the 1990s and their lasting effects can never be forgotten.
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's volleyball program has achieved plenty of success throughout its rich history and continues to rank among the nation's top collegiate volleyball programs as the Bulldogs celebrate their 40th anniversary season this campaign.
From the Fall of 1978 through the spring of 1993, at least one member of the Shaheen family played volleyball or softball at Lake Superior State University. The Shaheens were part of the Flint-Holy Rosary and Flint-Kearsley High School recruiting pipeline that led to great success for former Laker coach Deb McPherson.
CANTON, Ohio - As Title IX celebrates its fortieth anniversary this academic year, Walsh University still glows in the aftermath of the boom of women's athletics. The Cavs have produced countless female student-athletes who have reached the heights of their respective sports. This is one of many success stories from the vault of women's athletics.
FINDLAY, Ohio - In the 40 years since Title IX passed, there have been a number of standout women to compete in athletics at The University of Findlay. Arguably one of the best is former track and field star Kirby Blackley.