NBC News & NBC Sports Partner for First-Ever Joint Podcast on Legacy of Title IX Through History of Women’s Basketball

‘In Their Court’ Debuts May 9; Click Here to Listen to Trailer

May 2, 2022 – On Monday, May 9, NBC News’ award-winning podcast unit, in partnership with NBC Sports Audio, will launch In Their Court. The new original series hosted by Team USA Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad explores Title IX through the rich history of women’s basketball 50 years after Title IX passed into law. 

Click here to listen to the trailer. 

The five-part podcast covers the persistent issues of inequity in the world of college sports, as well as the complicated legacy of Title IX from its inception in the early 70s to the TikToks of today. 

Interviews throughout the series include Title IX trailblazer Margaret Dunkle, ‘96 women’s Olympic basketball and Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer, 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, Commissioner of the Big East Conference Val Ackerman, ESPN Commentator and two-time NCAA Champion head coach Muffet McGraw, ESPN Commentator and NCAA Champion head coach Carolyn Peck, former AIAW presidents and many more.

The first two episodes of In Their Court will be available on Monday, May 9, with a new episode released each Monday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

The series is the latest addition to NBCUniversal News Group’s expansive portfolio and is part of the podcast unit’s biggest year yet, with five original podcast premieres within the first two quarters alone. NBCUniversal News Group is also a top 5 podcast publisher in the Podtrac monthly rankings, with several chart-topping and award-winning original podcasts.

The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group spans all of the digital properties of NBC News, including the flagship websites and apps for NBC News, MSNBC and TODAY, along with streaming news services NBC News NOW, TODAY All Day and NBC Stay Tuned, and the network’s award-winning original podcast and audio unit. With reporting hubs across the United States and Europe, NBC News digital properties provide news 24/7 across dozens of platforms on the web, mobile, connected TVs, audio and social, giving continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it.

NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company presents premier content across linear platforms NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, as well numerous digital sites, including Peacock, and NBC Sports Audio, including the NBC Sports podcast network and NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM.


For more information, contact:

Claudia Meyer-Samargia
NBC News Digital

Chris McCloskey
NBC Sports

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