For the first time, enrollment in my Sports, Media and Society class comprises mostly women. Until this semester, this course (which takes a close look at the interplay between sports, journalists and U.S. culture and politics) was dominated by male students.
Most of the women in my class this semester tell me that they grew up playing sports and that they are avid sports fans. Could the explosive participation in sports by young women, spurred by Title IX, finally start making strong inroads into sports departments? From female enrollment in our Center for Sports Journalism, I think the answer could be yes.