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Focus (Sports: Colleges and Gender Gaps) #610794

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 10, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Bakersfield, California: Jon Frankel) The closing of the gender gap in collegiate sports at the California State Bakersfield University featured; scenes shown of the men's and women's wrestling teams working together to advance opportunities for women athletes while keeping minor male sports. [Wrestler Abbey SCHWARZBERG - expresses her feelings about opening doors for other girls.] [Coach T.J. KERR - worries about the quota system.] The aim of Title IX to promote equality in numbers for male/female sports programs outlined. [Cal State Bakersfield provost Dr. Fred DORER - states the objective of opening opportunities for women in more traditional sports.] [Wrestlers Seba CLEMENTE, SCHWARZBERG, T.R. MERIKEL - comment on wrestling for women.]

Frankel, Jon;
Williams, Brian

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