6 episodes

In 1972, Title IX made gender discrimination illegal at schools receiving federal aid. Soon it became a powerful tool to start closing the gap in funding for collegiate sports.

But in 2021, a viral video comparing the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments showed that a shocking gulf still exists.

As Title IX turns 50, In Their Court tells the story of the rise of a powerhouse sport, and why so many issues of inequity persist—within and beyond women’s hoops.

In Their Court NBC News

    • Sports
    • 4.1 • 128 Ratings

In 1972, Title IX made gender discrimination illegal at schools receiving federal aid. Soon it became a powerful tool to start closing the gap in funding for collegiate sports.

But in 2021, a viral video comparing the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments showed that a shocking gulf still exists.

As Title IX turns 50, In Their Court tells the story of the rise of a powerhouse sport, and why so many issues of inequity persist—within and beyond women’s hoops.

    A Sporting Chance

    A Sporting Chance

    In 1970s America, Title IX and the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters women's basketball team are in their early years of existence, and it's basically the wild west.

    • 38 min
    No Girls Allowed

    No Girls Allowed

    The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was the women's version of the NCAA in the 1970s to 1980s until the NCAA stopped fighting Title IX in courts and staged a takeover.

    • 39 min
    The Experiment

    The Experiment

    In 1996, the NBA is looking to the USA Women's Basketball Team Olympic performance to weigh the worth of a professional women's league, while women's coaches are still fighting for equal standing at the collegiate level.

    • 34 min
    The Visibly Invisible

    The Visibly Invisible

    Carolyn Peck and WNBA Player A'ja Wilson share their experiences as Black women in collegiate basketball and beyond.

    • 35 min
    The Sports Apocalypse

    The Sports Apocalypse

    • 37 min
    Introducing In Their Court

    Introducing In Their Court

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

The original pana420 ,

Nobody cares

Really, the problem is…nobody cares about woman’s basketball. That’s the WHOLE story!

Sweetyam11 ,

Great Backstory

I found this greatly informative. Good piece.

Jazzypants99 ,

Our rights are never safe

This series does such a great job laying out how power and money play roles in womens lives and careers, and the importance of exercising and defending your rights. Current events have shown just how easy it is to lose ground. This is well worth the listen and I’ll be sharing with my friends and colleagues. And I need to get my kids out to see a womens college basketball game!

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