What They're Saying: Val Ackerman

“What’s sobering is that we are looking at the 50th anniversary of Title IX next year and 50 years later, we are still fighting for the equitable treatment of female athletes and a safe, respectful competition environment for female athletes. It makes you wonder how far we’ve really come on the basics.”

-- Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East Conference and the former president of the WNBA and a former U.S. Soccer board member, on the abuse issues within the NWSL. Title IX is the federal law that mandates gender equity in federally funded educational institutions. (New York Times)
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