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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent States 1975 field hockey team poses with Coach Judy Devine, center back, in front of a homemade goal cage. Each athlete is wearing her own practice gear and holding hockey sticks that were borrowed from the physical education inventory.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

When Judy Devine came to Kent State in 1969, women’s athletics barely existed. There were no scholarships or varsity letters for women athletes. There were no paid coaching positions. There was no...

Judy Devine reflects on her first year as womens athletic director in an article from the June 3, 1976 Kent Stater.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read part one, click here. Title IX passed on June 23, 1972, but it did not bring immediate change.   Judy Devine, who had earned her masters in health and physical education, was the university’s...

Joel Nielsen, who served as the Kent State athletic director from 2010 to 2021, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read day two, click here. Despite its successes on the field and in the arena for women’s athletics, Kent State’s road to equality has not always been smooth. During Joel Nielsen’s tenure as...

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