There is a broadly held misconception that women’s competitive sport emerged in U.S. colleges and universities only after the passage of Title IX in 1972. In reality, countless college women competed in a broad array of sports for many years.
Forward Falcons: Women’s Sports at Bowling Green State University, 1914-1982 is a “must-read” for Falcon sports fans and those interested in the history of intercollegiate athletics. The team of Janet Parks and Ann Bowers left “no stone unturned” during five years of meticulous research and writing, building upon Adelia Hostetler’s exhaustive master’s thesis. The book is filled with photos and text that celebrate the legacy of the athletes, coaches, and administrators who made women’s athletics an exciting reality at BGSU during these formative years, laying a strong foundation for today’s Falcon teams.
Forward Falcons is now available at www.lulu.com for $25, with all royalties going to the Center for Archival Collections at BGSU. Follow this link to order your copy.