The Fifty/50 initiative commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding, and gave women the equal opportunity to play sports.
Throughout June, ESPN will present a collection of stories focused on the intersection of women, sports, culture and the fight for equality.
Jonquel Jones and the untold story of the WNBA's reigning MVP
Jonquel Jones' journey to being comfortable in the spotlight
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Jonquel Jones' path to becoming WNBA MVP and how she found herself along the way.
By Katie Barnes
She is the reigning MVP of the WNBA and a virtual unknown. Jonquel Jones wants to put a spotlight on the WNBA's underplayed stars.
HBCUs and Title IX
By Charlene Johnson, as told to Mia Berry
Charlene Johnson established a Hall of Fame career at South Carolina State and she credits Title IX with helping her realize opportunities she never imagined.
'37 Words' tells the inspiring story of Title IX
30 for 30 trailer: 'Dream On'
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Title IX compliance
Secretary of Education addresses significance of Title IX's 50th anniversary
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona sits down with ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne to discuss the impact and hurdles of Title IX.
by Paula Lavigne
ESPN sat down with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to talk about the history of Title IX, its current impact and the challenges ahead.
San Diego State athletes band together in Title IX fight
Seventeen Female Athletes Suing SDSU For Alleged Title IX Violations
Kaitlin Heri is one of 17 current and former athletes who say San Diego State owes them more than a million dollars due to its failure to comply with Title IX, as the law that has dramatically changed women's sports approaches its 50th anniversary.
By Dan Murphy
Title IX has dramatically reshaped college sports, but a shocking number of schools remain out of compliance. Athletes are turning to the courts for help.
Trinity Rodman: The future of American soccer has arrived
Trinity Rodman making her own legacy
When you hear Rodman you think of Dennis, but not today. Here's the story of how his daughter, Trinity Rodman, has made her own legacy as one of the premier women soccer players in the United States.
By Charlotte Gibson
Trinity Rodman is the NWSL Rookie of the Year, snagged a USWNT call-up, and, yeah, she's the daughter of an NBA Hall of Famer. But the 20-year-old soccer superstar refuses to let anyone else own her story.
The Rule of Sedona Prince
Let Noor Run
Girls Got Game
Make a Splash
The surprising secrets behind the most dominant team in sports
By Hallie Grossman
United by faith and unburdened by pressure, the Sooners are breaking the mold on how to dominate.
Sports legacies Title IX created
By Elaine Teng
Seven families discuss the multigenerational maternal lineages they've built across the 50 years since the passage of Title IX.
Iowa high school girls' 6-on-6 basketball still beloved
By Elizabeth Merrill
For decades, Iowa high school girls played 6-on-6 basketball, and the sport surpassed the boys' game in popularity. Title IX created new opportunities for girls and women in sports, but it also brought change to the revered Iowa game.