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Guest Commentary: Title IX — Iowa women playing hard ball

As the country nears the 50th Anniversary of Title Nine this June, it becomes a good time to reflect on the progress of women’s involvement in sports. Girls were not invited to play sports in the mid-to-late ‘50s and ‘60s in much of Iowa, especially for those living in large towns. So the only ‘ball’ little girls played in my elementary school was tetherball or four square on the playground. Boys enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball during recess.

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