Changing the Game

Title IX, Gender, and College Athletics

By Kelly McFall, Abigail Perkiss

Approx. 180 pp., 8 x 10, 1 halftone, 14 tables, appends., notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7066-9
    Published: July 2022
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-7231-1
    Published: July 2022

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Changing the Game is set at a fictional university in the mid-1990s. A debate over the role of athletics quickly expands to encompass demands that women's sports and athletes receive more resources and opportunities. The result is a firestorm of controversy on and off campus. Drawing on congressional testimonies from the Title IX hearings, players advance their views in student government meetings, talk radio shows, town meetings, and impromptu rallies. As students wrestle with questions of gender parity and the place of athletics in higher education, they learn about the implementation—and implications—of legal change in the United States.

About the Authors

Kelly McFall is professor of history at Newman University.
For more information about Kelly McFall, visit the Author Page.

Abigail Perkiss is associate professor of history at Kean University.
For more information about Abigail Perkiss, visit the Author Page.