I got a kick out of this quote from Adam Erickson’s mom, who played soccer for some dominant North Carolina teams in the early ’80s:
Kathy Erickson said she’s “so grateful” that punter Drew Butler and kicker Blair Walsh mentored Erickson while they were at Georgia.
“I can tell him all day about Division I athletics, but to live it and learn it and go through it with those guys was great,” she said.
Not exactly something you would have heard thirty or forty years ago, it’s what equal opportunity sounds like. Title IX ain’t perfect by a long shot, but it’s gotten more than a few big things right.