Title IX, over 50 years, has heavily benefited white women over women of color. That’s partly because race has never been part of the law.
After Title IX passed in 1972, administrators found soccer to be a cheap way to comply. And participation rates soared in high schools, universities and at club levels for girls and women.
We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.
Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex.
The N.C.A.A. is looking for a new president. Private jet notwithstanding, it’s not all that great of a gig.
Emmert and the N.C.A.A.’s Board of Governors said they made a mutual decision for him to step aside next year as the top administrator in college sports.
Howard, a senior guard, was the top pick after Atlanta made a deal with the Washington Mystics to move up in the draft.
The Pioneers are now tied for most Division I men’s college hockey titles with Michigan, the team they beat in overtime in the national semifinal round.
The Jayhawks rallied from a 16-point deficit to down the Tar Heels in a thrilling — and intensely physical — N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament championship game.
And it made its final victory over the Huskies — the 11-time champions — look easy.
North Carolina will play Kansas on Monday at 9:20 p.m., Eastern time, for the Division I national title.
The Tar Heels will face Kansas on Monday night in the N.C.A.A. men’s championship game.
The N.C.A.A. has made improvements to its women’s basketball tournament. Now coaches want to see the industry overhaul a system that pays conferences nothing when women’s teams win games.
South Carolina plays UConn at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday for a national championship.
The Jayhawks took a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes and never trailed. They will play the winner of the Duke-North Carolina game on Monday night for the national championship.
No. 1 seed Kansas faces No. 2 seed Villanova in the first national semifinal, followed by the first game Duke and North Carolina have ever played in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, for a berth in the championship game.
In December, UConn’s star player had an ugly knee injury. On Friday night, she will try to lead her team to a national title game.
On Friday, Louisville and South Carolina face off in a matchup of No. 1 seeds, followed by No. 2 Connecticut against No. 1 Stanford. The women’s national championship game is Sunday.
An idea that has bounced around college sports for years will not be used for at least another decade.
The N.C.A.A. had to confront its inequitable handling of its Division I women’s tournament. This year, the women are enjoying an endorsement windfall.
The fun of March Madness lies in swatting away expected narratives like a lazy layup.
South Carolina, the top overall seed, beat North Carolina, while Texas topped Ohio State in a game that came down to the final seconds.
The point guard became the first freshman — woman or man — to record a triple-double in the N.C.A.A. tournament. Now she has Notre Dame playing in the round of 16 on Saturday.
All four No. 1 seeds remain and two, South Carolina and Stanford, are in action on Friday, as is Creighton, one of two No. 10 seeds still in the field.
The N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament finally has the same branding as the men’s. Attendance is up, too. But some coaches and players say there’s more work to do.
Eight games on Sunday will determine the final contenders who will advance to the round of 16, which begins Thursday.
The team played without its former head coach, Will Wade, who was fired along with an assistant coach amid allegations that he illegally paid recruits.
The low seeding of teams from historically Black universities like Texas Southern often means they must prove they belong in the field even after they’ve proved they belong.
Sedona Prince’s viral TikTok from the 2021 N.C.A.A. women’s tournament led to a gender equity review in college basketball and to changes in the women’s event.
Mike Krzyzewski walked Cameron Indoor Stadium’s sideline for the last time as Duke’s maestro. There was also a basketball game, which Duke lost.
Clark, a sophomore at Iowa, says the game slows down for her, and it shows: She leads Division I women’s basketball in points and assists.
Transfers and first-year coaches will play a key role in who cuts down the nets in New Orleans in April.
Ms. Harris knew that basketball wouldn’t bring her the rewards it offered her male counterparts, but she loved the game. And she loved being great at it.
The new policy requires that transgender women show lowered testosterone levels for 36 months. It is not clear whether it will be used during the N.C.A.A. swimming championships in March.
And the rules could change for Thomas and other swimmers as the N.C.A.A. championships approach in March.
The organizing body in college sports also adopted new rules for transgender athletes to mirror other elite sports in the United States.
Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.
Christine Grant, the Title IX pioneer who died in December, often lamented the historically poor treatment of female athletes, asking incredulously, “Can you imagine that?”
Eric Dickerson talks about why some former players hate the N.F.L., his assumption that he has C.T.E., and why his single-season rushing record isn’t his most unbreakable.
Increasing parity in women’s college basketball, and a slew of coronavirus interruptions, makes the regular season less predictable. But the Gamecocks still stand out.
Greg Sankey rose from upstate New York to become the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. These days, no one is exercising more sway over college sports.
The Holiday Bowl, canceled on Tuesday, was the latest postseason college football game to be scratched or changed because one of the schools could not field a team.
Jackson State, a small Division I program, has trouble scheduling big-name schools at home, so it made extra revenue by playing away games for the first third of its season.
Brian Kelly will earn at least $9 million a year at L.S.U., which is paying its old coach almost $17 million to step aside. Top universities have become steppingstones to other top gigs.
Beginning with the competition in March 2022, the women’s bracket will include 68 teams, up from 64, as the N.C.A.A. continues to try to rectify gender disparities.
And some teams at the top have worked hard to get better ahead of the N.C.A.A. tournament in March.
There are numerous transfers and players with extra eligibility chasing an N.C.A.A. title.
Intercollegiate golf was born in 1896 when Yale thrashed Columbia with mashies and niblicks. Armed with titanium drivers, Columbia sought revenge.
Since July, the N.C.A.A. has allowed athletes to make money from endorsement deals. Fans don’t seem to mind.
The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports — or, as often happens with the N.C.A.A., that has little to show after many meetings.