"[A] thought-provoking collaboration. . . . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty."
"Sex Segregation in Sports: Why Separate Is Not Equal recognizes an issue in society that may not be apparent, but surely needs to be addressed. . . . This book is effective in its ability to show how segregation was approached earlier in history and the overall significance of sports in individual and societal development. . . . This book does more than highlight the importance of that area of research. It also offers a detailed plan of implementation and addresses, with confidence, how to apply and evaluate the progress. Overall, it makes a compelling case for the conclusion that the integration of sports would not only benefit men and women but also adolescents as children learn traditional sex constructs that are reinforced through adolescence and adulthood through sports."
"Like Brown vs. Board of Education before it, Title IX was hailed as an amazing victory for equal rights. However, the truth of its implementation has been less than ideal. We are still struggling to provide equal quality opportunities for girls and young women in the U.S. and Milner and Braddock are not afraid to say so in a cogent analysis of policy and procedure. This is an important read for sports administrators, coaches, scholars, and athletes at all levels."
"Reading Sex Segregation in Sports: Why Separate is Not Equal is a good way to broaden your thinking about the value of coeducation, especially in sports where many of us agree there is too much sex discrimination and sex segregation that is detrimental to girls and women, especially if they are African American and Hispanic. You will probably agree with most of the authors' research-based assumptions about the problems with sex discrimination in sports, but you may want to change or improve on many of their recommendations. For example, does the Title IX regulation allowing sex segregation for contact sports need to be changed to catch up with the increasingly common practice of allowing girls to participate in contact sports with boys? Is it okay to keep boys out of girls' teams involving contact sports? Is separate ever equal when public funds are being used in a totally exclusionary way just for girls or just for boys in sports, mentorships, classes, schools? Thanks to Drs. Milner and Braddock for helping us understand how ending race and sex segregation in athletics will have valuable by- products, not only for equal opportunities, but for improving health, safety, and many other aspects of our society. I look forward to substantial follow-up research and legal analyses of ways to end sex discriminatory segregation in sports and other areas."
"In an age when there is a belief that all is well with women in sport, the authors provide us with the real deal. If you want to understand where we are and get a sense of where we should be with regard to women in sports, this book is for you. An excellent piece of scholarship."