• Title IX Initiatives at Tiffin University
    March 05, 2013
    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.
  • Michigan Tech's DePuydt Highly Regarded for Role in Foundation of Women’s Athletics
    March 01, 2013
    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.
  • Malone Alum Stacy Messner Overcomes Life’s Challenges To Help U.S. Deaf Women’s Soccer Team Capture Gold Medal
    February 18, 2013
    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.
  • Title IX Through Barb’s Eyes
    February 11, 2013
    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.
  • LSSU Lakers Were on a Level Playing Field When Women's Sports Programs Began
    February 04, 2013
    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.
  • Walsh's Judge Rosemarie (Rosie) gets inductee into the Wall of Fame.
    January 31, 2013
    Canton, Ohio - Jim Clark interviewing the Honorable Judge Rosemarie (Rosie) A. Hall, a recent inductee into our Wall of Fame.
  • Ashland's Housewright named 2012 All-Ohio Offensive Player of the Year for FCS/DII by OhioCollegeFootball.com.
    January 29, 2013
    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.
  • Women’s Athletics Integral at Lake Erie College Since the Turn of the 20th Century
    January 14, 2013
    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 University Athletics Director Lonny Allen Discusses the Impact of Title IX and the Addition of Wrestling at TU
    January 07, 2013
    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.
  • SVSU Women's Basketball a Springboard to Future Success
    December 18, 2012
    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.
  • Schileru’s Splash Still Resonates, 40 Years Later
    December 17, 2012
    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.
  • Ohio Dominican's Feak a Pioneer in Women's Athletics
    December 10, 2012
    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.
  • Tech's Plitzuweit Competitive Fire Still Burning
    December 03, 2012
    HOUGHTON, Mich. - Coaches are naturally competitive people. Dawn Plitzuweit takes it to another level.
  • Joan Boand - A Pioneer in Women's Athletics at Grand Valley State Unversity
    November 26, 2012
    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.
  • Ashland’s Plice Used Title IX to Create Thriving Career
    November 19, 2012
    By DOUG HAIDET - (Ashland 
T-G Sports Editor) - 
Dig back into the early years of girls basketball at both Ashland High School and Ashland College and one name seems to pop up endlessly - Darla Plice.
  • Gloria Blanks A True Pioneer For Malone Women’s Basketball
    November 12, 2012
    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.
  • Celebrating Title IX, A Look at NMU Volleyball in the 1990s
    November 05, 2012
    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.
  • Ferris State Volleyball Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Title IX
    October 29, 2012
    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.
  • Shaheen Sisters Competed at LSSU During Title IX's Infancy, and Their Legacy Continues
    October 22, 2012
    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.
  • Walsh University Celebrates Title IX; Marcy Harper
    October 15, 2012
    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.
  • From Then to Now: The Dawn of Women's Sports at Tiffin University
    October 08, 2012
    TIFFIN, Ohio - Tiffin University’s expansion and subsequent success in women’s athletics in the 1990s has resulted in a number of highly competitive athletic programs over the last 20 years.
  • Celebrating Title IX, A Look at Former Findlay Track Star Kirby Blackley
    October 01, 2012
    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.