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Female college coaching numbers down since Title IX

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Three former University of Minnesota Duluth coaches filed a discrimination lawsuit against the university this week, saying they lost their jobs because they're female and gay.

The lawsuit has called attention to a national debate over gender equity for women coaches. Since the landmark Title IX law passed in 1972, the number of female coaches has plummeted.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota professor Mary Jo Kane about the trend.