SUNY Cortland Celebrating Gender Equality in Athletics Tonight
SUNY Cortland is taking some time out today to recognize the advancement of women in the field of athletics. The college will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which is the landmark legislation that ended gender discrimination in athletics.
At 6 o’clock tonight the SUNY Cortland’s women’s basketball team will play Ithaca College, they are hoping for a packed house as part of the Title IX celebration.
Outside of the on court rivalry, the next biggest highlight will be a video, displays, and memorabilia showcasing the “Thirty-Seven Words that Ignited Change,” and a halftime demonstration of how women’s basketball was played in its early days.
The game will also feature a halftime address by Azure Davey, commissioner of the State University of New York Athletic Conference, which is now headquartered at SUNY Cortland. Davey, is a former SUNY Cortland assistant athletic director.
Tickets for the game cost $4 for adults and $3 for senior citizens, The first 350 fans in attendance will receive a free rally towel.