By Steve Politi
The news that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team finally won its decades-long battle to receive equal pay as their male counterparts reached the halls of Congress this week. Mikie Sherrill saw that breakthrough from her office and wondered, if women competing on the highest levels of international soccer can have equality, why not their counterparts in college athletics?
It isn’t hard to connect the dots here. If the next Carli Lloyd, the New Jersey-born star of those great World Cup teams, will receive the same treatment as the top players for the men’s team, why not the best female athletes at Rutgers? When will the NCAA make good on the battles fought to make Title IX a reality a half century ago?