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Gloria Neve was a longtime women's basketball and softball coach at EMU, and taught courses ranging from basketball to sailing in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. In this interview, Neve speaks of her rural childhood experience, her first experiences in competitive sport and her journey to EMU in the late 1960s. Neve discusses the implementation of Title IX, and the implications this landmark ruling had for both women's and men's athletics. Neve speaks of the lifelong friendships gained at EMU, and of writing her comprehensive history of women's athletics at EMU.

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Gloria Neve, Eastern Michigan University, college athletics, athletics, Title IX, House of David, Negro Leagues, Ladies' Baseball League, physical education, coaching, volleyball, basketball, softball, Central Michigan University

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Gloria Neve, Oral History Interview, 2019