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Equal rights vs. Title IX

Massachusetts law allows boys to compete against girls in several sports

Updated: June 15, 2012, 9:13 PM ET
By Mike Cullity | Special to ESPNHS.com

Kit Rosen grew up with a world of athletic opportunities, thanks to Title IX. But she lives in a state where equal opportunity means occasionally competing against boys.

Over the past three years, Rosen and her field hockey teammates at Longmeadow (Mass.) High School have faced a handful of opponents with at least one male player. And although the boys usually did not influence competition significantly, they did during one crucial matchup.

In the 2010 Western ...

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