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Basketball Coach to be Featured on ESPN Show

University of Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron will be featured in an upcoming episode of the ESPN show “Outside the Lines.” The show is scheduled to air at 3 p.m. on April 3. Barron was interviewed about Title IX and the use of male students as practice players for women’s basketball teams, among other topics. This is the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. “Outside the Lines,” which is hosted by veteran sportscaster Bob Ley, is an award-winning series that focuses on issues beyond the playing field.

Contact: Tyson McHatten, (207) 581-3596 or Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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