Date Created

2009

Abstract

From the Introduction: Although women’s participation in sport has reached unprecedented highs (Acosta & Carpenter, 2008), research shows that media coverage of female athletes still lags behind that of men’s (Duncan, Messner, & Williams, 1991; Fink, 1998; Fink & Kensicki, 2002; Tuggle & Owen, 1999). Additionally, research has indicated the quality, or ways in which men’s and women’s sport is covered is inequitable (Messner, Duncan, & Cooky, 2003). Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, male and female athletes in collegiate sports were expected to have equal access to equipment and practice facilities, media representation, coaches of the same quality, and scholarship money proportional to participation (Huffman et al., 2004).

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

SMART Journal: Sport Management and Related Topics

Volume

5

Issue

1

First Page

30

Last Page

42

Keywords

NCAA Division I Basketball; Media coverage

Place of Publication

United States

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

Extent

13 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Language

Englsih

Publisher

University of North Florida Sport Management Program

Included in

Sociology Commons

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