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Qualifying TimesPoints of Change in U.S. Women's Sport$
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Jaime Schultz

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038167

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038167.001.0001

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Cheering with Reserve

(p.187) Epilogue
Qualifying Times

Jaime Schultz

University of Illinois Press

This concluding chapter considers the status of women's sports in 2012, the various points of change that brought them there, and reasserts the need to cheer with reserve. Even as the number of women athletes seems to rise, their representation in administrative ranks has dwindled from the pre-Title IX era. In addition, sports sociologists Michael Messner and Cheryl Cooky found that there has been a “precipitous decline” in the amount of television coverage devoted to women's sports over the past several years. In 2009 women's sports garnered just 1.6 percent of network sports news and 1.4 percent of ESPN's SportsCenter. For a brief window in July 2012, however, those numbers temporarily increased as the world tuned in to the Women's Games.

Keywords:   women's sports, women athletes, female representation, Title IX era, Michael Messner, Cheryl Cooky, ESPN, SportsCenter, Women's Games

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