As indicated, female student-athletes had been petitioning for more formal competition outlets. These athletes also wanted the same status as that of male athletes on campus, insisting on expert coaches, more frequent practices and specialized training. During this transitional era, the voices of student-athletes reigned supreme and combined with the efforts of administrators to properly implement Title IX, served as the driving force behind establishing competitive intercollegiate athletics for women at. Needless to say, attitudes toward women’s athletics, and basketball, had drastically changed over the last twenty years. Basketball had shifted from a segregated, private space into a very public and politically charged arena.