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ESPN celebrates 48th anniversary of Title IX

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On June 23, 1972, as part of the Education Amendments, the United States passed Title IX which "requires that no person be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

To celebrate the 48th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, ESPN will launch espnW Presents: When We Play, a three-day, women's sport-centric, multi-platform initiative that will be anchored by more than 125 total hours of female focused programming across ESPN2, ESPNU, ACC Network, SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Additional content will be available on, ESPN Audio and the espnW social handles. espnW Presents: When We Play will run from Sunday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 23.

On the anniversary itself (June 23), beginning at midnight ET, female athletes and women's sporting events will take over ESPN2, ESPNU, ACC Network, SEC Network and Longhorn Network for a full day of programming. It will be a day of buzzer beaters, record breakers, upsets, college championships, professional championships and career defining moments for trailblazing women such as Mo'ne Davis, Mia Hamm, Katelyn Ohashi, Ronda Rousey, Pat Summitt, Serena Williams and many more.

Throughout the three-day event, there will complementary content across, ESPN Audio and the espnW Facebook, Instagram and Twitter handles. Highlights include:

  • On June 23, That's What She Said Podcast:Host Sarah Spain will lead a round table discussion with Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings, former Notre Dame Women's head basketball coach Ann "Muffet" McGraw and the University of Tennessee's Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer on women in leadership roles. They will also discuss the new John Wooden & Pat Summitt book on this subject that comes out this same day. The interview will also air on Spain's National ESPN Radio Show "Spain & Company" that evening.
espnW Presents: When We Play on SEC Network
Date Time (ET) Program Watch
Tue, June 23 Midnight 2019 SEC Women's Gymnastics Championship SEC Network
2 a.m. SEC Storied: Sarah & Suzanne SEC Network
3 a.m. SEC Storied: Stacy's Gift SEC Network
3:30 a.m. 2019 SEC Women's Tennis Championship SEC Network
5:30 a.m. 2019 SEC Equestrian Championship SEC Network
6:30 a.m. 2019 SEC Women's Soccer Championship SEC Network
8:30 a.m. 2019 SEC Women's Golf Championship SEC Network
10:30 a.m. 2019 SEC Women's Volleyball: Kentucky vs. Florida SEC Network
12:30 p.m. 2012 NCAA Gymnastics Championship: UCLA, Utah, Stanford, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas SEC Network
2 p.m. 2015 NCAA Gymnastics Championship: LSU, Alabama, Georgia, UCLA, Florida, Oklahoma SEC Network
4 p.m. 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Mississippi State vs. South Carolina SEC Network
6 p.m. For the Culture SEC Network
7 p.m. Nine for IX: Pat XO SEC Network
8 p.m. 2012 Women's College World Series Oklahoma vs. Alabama SEC Network
10 p.m. 2015 Women's College Series Championship Game: Michigan vs. Florida SEC Network

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