Female athletes break barriers; front office progress slower

Heather Tucker writes, “In the early 1970s, one of the flash points in the women’s athletic movement centered on a tennis player [Billie Jean King] who remains a vocal advocate for equality and change. Another flash point of the era, Title IX, which bans sex discrimination at schools receiving federal funds, passed in 1972. King put a human face on federal law with her match against Riggs a year later.”