In celebration of over 40 years of Title IX we’re doing a special series that highlights some of the differences in the experiences of female and male athletes. While Title IX was enacted to ensure that females were not treated any differently than males at educational institutions, the fact remains that female athletes have different experiences than male athletes. Sometimes the different treatment comes as a result of natural differences between females and males. Other times; however, the experience of the female and male athlete differs because institutional inadequacies that perpetuate sexual discrimination. We hope that this series is interesting, informative and inspiring.