Women's collegiate basketball has grown from its humble beginnings in the gymnasiums and physical education programs at women's colleges to become the most visible and popular college team sport for women in the United States. With a rich history and vibrant future, it continues to inspire considerable spectator and participation interest.

Although women's college basketball was riding a wave of increased popularity as the 1990s ended and a new century began, similar battles continue to be fought in athletic departments.

Prior to Title IX, nearly 90 percent of women's collegiate teams were coached by women. Although the legislation was a boom for female participation, female coaches of women's collegiate basketball teams steadily have been replaced by men. In 1990, 72.2 percent of women's collegiate basketball teams at ...

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