A second wave of American feminism prompted important social, legal, and cultural challenges in the ‘60s and ‘70s – and girls’ basketball in Iowa was not exempt from their effects. Opportunities to play basketball at the collegiate level expanded due in part to the passage of Title IX, and the state welcomed the Iowa Cornets, a franchise of the short-lived Women’s Basketball League. While colleges and the Cornets featured the newly adopted five-player full-court game, it would be over a decade before the IGHSAU sanctioned the transition in its high schools. However, a successful legal challenge by Ruthven basketball standout Jane Christoffer Rubel in 1971 forced a reversal of the Union’s policy of excluding girls “associated with a marital status or motherhood” from play and signaled changing times ahead.