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Oklahoma colleges handling misbehaving student athletes
by Title IX Blog
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:33pm

Not all of these cases are Title IX specific, but given the cover-ups and repeat offenses that happen when colleges look the other way (see the last incident below) or lightly punish student athletes who commit assault, I felt this update is relevant. Th...more

NCAA Reform and Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted August 15, 2014 at 6:53pm

Last week a federal district court judge ruled in favor of the former college athletes, lead by Ed O'Bannon, who were challenging NCAA rules that prevented them from sharing in the proceeds that their colleges and universities earned by licensing their na...more

A sour turn for a ‘quality’ sportswriting venture
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 13, 2014 at 1:42pm

On Tuesday I write about developments in sports media, and occasionally step back in time to a different era in sports journalism. * * * * * * * * Just as Sports Illustrated was rolling out its 60th anniversary fare last week, the doors abruptly closed ...more

Why a Woman Coach in the NBA Matters
by One Sport Voice
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:12pm

Becky Hammon, Assistant Coach San Antonio Spurs This summer an NBA team was in the news… for hiring a women to the coaching staff. During the first week of August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired 16-year WNBA San Antonio...more

The ESPY’s got me thinking about feminism and women’s sports @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted August 8, 2014 at 12:01pm

I took part in the ESPY’s activities and awards ceremony this year, and it was a great reminder of how many inspiring athletes there are these days. It’s so moving to see the difficult obstacles athletes have overcome; it&rsqu...more

From the archives: A half-century of SI swimsuits
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 7, 2014 at 8:02pm

While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * * The usual furor over the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue didn’t materialize much this winter. That wa...more

Title IX: Who will investigate Air Force Academy next?
by Title IX Blog
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:38pm

The Air Force Academy announced it was launching an investigation into its athletic department after the local paper, the Colorado Springs Gazette, did its own investigation into the department. The latter revealed sexual assault by athletes, use of date ...more

ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women's Sports Foundation
by anngaff
posted August 1, 2014 at 2:05pm

  ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports Group Join Together  to Ensure the Future of Girls and Women in Sports ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women’s Sports Foundation to advance participation and  l...more

Access free educational materials for espnW Nine for IX films
by One Sport Voice
posted July 30, 2014 at 5:29pm

I recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with espnW to develop discussion guides for the Emmy-nominated Nine for IX film series. Nine for IX premiered June 18, 2013, as part of ESPN’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX. ...more

Understanding the Religious Exemptions from Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted July 30, 2014 at 3:35pm

We've blogged recently about a handful of religious schools -- namely George Fox, Simpson, and Spring Arbor universities -- that have been granted an exemption from complying with Title IX's application to transgender students.  This post is intended...more

UTexas learning from others' mistakes?
by Title IX Blog
posted July 25, 2014 at 5:59pm

Two University of Texas football players were arrested this week on various charges related to a June assault of a female student in the UT dorms. The woman reported the assault immediately.Police found text messages between the two men who were trying t...more

FSU finally addressing sexual assault
by Title IX Blog
posted July 24, 2014 at 8:46pm

In April, I wrote aboutl the expose into the police handling of the investigation into allegations of sexual assault against quarterback Jameis Winston. In that post, I noted the lack of effort on the part of the university to address the issues, seek acc...more

UConn settles lawsuit
by Title IX Blog
posted July 22, 2014 at 8:40pm

Late last week the University of Connecticut announced it had settled the lawsuit brought by five current and former female students. The women were accusing the university of mishandling their respective sexual assault cases. The $1.3 million settlement ...more

George Fox University's Religious Exemptions From Title IX Compliance
by Title IX Blog
posted July 13, 2014 at 11:23am

George Fox University is a Christian institution in Oregon that was founded on Quaker principles.  In April, it denied a transgender student named Jayce M. the right to live in on-campus housing consistent with his male gender identity, offering him...more

Make @Warrior Accountable: A social media campaign against sexism in sport
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 11, 2014 at 9:31pm

It was brought to my attention today that Warrior is a horrifically sexist and misogynistic company.  This was very disappointing to learn since I am a consumer of Warrior of equipment.  I tried out a bunch of sticks when I switched to a one-pie...more

Twice accused athlete going to third campus?
by Title IX Blog
posted July 11, 2014 at 9:20pm

The campus sexual assault survey administered by Senator Claire McCaskill's office (more on the survey shortly) found that 22 percent of schools responding said that their athletic departments handle sexual assault accusations against their student-athlet...more

Lawsuit against University in Denver
by Title IX Blog
posted July 5, 2014 at 7:52pm

A former student at University of Denver is bringing a lawsuit against the school for violating Title IX in the ways they handled her reported sexual assault. The details, provided by the woman, seem--though awful--far less complicated than other cases w...more

Sports longform and soccer: An ideal match
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 1, 2014 at 2:50pm

Tweet As the World Cup got started a couple weeks ago I laid out a rambling summary of how various media outlets — including more traditional ones — were jumping on the soccer bandwagon. What I didn’t do was get into was how the new lo...more

Women writers on boxing, gender and culture
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 29, 2014 at 10:08am

Tweet This week I’ve been devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts: • Title IX, sports and the culture of grieva...more

USC announcement inspires complaint
by Title IX Blog
posted June 27, 2014 at 6:58pm

Someone has challenged the University of Southern California's recently announced plan to provide four-year scholarships to football, and men's and women's basketball players. As Erin noted the other day, the disproportionate benefit to male student-athle...more

Diamond dilemma: Women, softball and baseball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 27, 2014 at 11:56am

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...more

Sexuality, Pride and women’s basketball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:05pm

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...more

What are the Title IX Implications of USC's 4-Year Scholarship Plan?
by Title IX Blog
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:04pm

On Monday, University of Southern California announced that it will offer four-year scholarships to all scholarship athletes in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball.  This modifies the university's existing practice of offering all scho...more

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