SiriusXM is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX with special programming on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel and on the SXM App that highlights the impact the law had on the future of women’s sports.
On June 23rd, 1972, the federal civil rights law (Title IX) was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibiting discrimination based on sex in any school or education program that receives funding from the federal government. The introduction of Title IX led to a considerable increase in the number of females participating in organized sports within American academic institutions and is considered to have been a significant step forward in the advancement of equality and equity for women and girls in sport.
Tomorrow, June 22nd (6 pm ET), SiriusXM’s Linda Cohn will host Title IX at 50, which will examine the impact of Title IX on the world of sports, highlight significant moments that followed the passage of the law, and tell the stories of several groundbreaking women who have excelled in various sports. Title IX at 50 will air nationwide on SiriusXM’s all-sports Mad Dog Sports Radio channel (channel 82 on SiriusXM radios and on the SXM App).
Listeners will hear the trailblazing stories of Judith Sweet, the first female president of the NCAA; Miami Marlins general manager Kim Ng, who became the first female GM in Major League Baseball; groundbreaking basketball star Anne Meyers Drysdale, the first women to receive a four-year athletic scholarship to UCLA; Olympic Gold Medal-winning U.S. soccer star Julie Foudy; Suzy Whaley, the first female president of the PGA of America; NFL assistant coach Jennifer King; and several others.
SiriusXM is also offering listeners a wide array of content celebrating women’s achievements in sports, available now on the SXM App. In addition to the stories above, the SXM App collection features roundtable interviews with some of the most influential women in baseball, basketball, football, MMA and pro wrestling, a Black Diamonds podcast episode dedicated to trailblazing women of the Negro Leagues Baseball era, and much more.