Sports Illustrated’s June issue centers on the legislation that helped women take their first strides toward leveling the playing field in sports. In 1972, Title IX recognized gender equity in education as a civil right and altered women’s sports forever. Influential voices at the forefront of the equality conversation – from powerful athletes to impactful citizens – are celebrated in the issue on newsstands now and SI.com through the Title IX anniversary. Also in this issue, a first-person essay from Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman on how far we’ve come and how far we have left to go, Jon Wertheim on French Open favorite Rafael Nadal and the secret army of a 320-pound dominant pro wrestler.
On the Cover: Results of a special user-generated cover illustration featuring moments that happened #BecauseOfTitleIX from dozens of everyday athletes and women’s sports icons such as Billie Jean King, Serena Williams and Mo’Ne Davis.
Title IX Features
June Issue Features