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What should we take from Miller's firing?
by Title IX Blog
posted December 18, 2014 at 7:32pm

This post will start cynical  (it has not been a great week for discrimination against women in sports) but I will try to end on an up(ish) note.So we can now add to the list of things that will get female coaches fired/dismissed/forced into retireme...more

Court asked to reconsider NU lawsuit
by Title IX Blog
posted December 15, 2014 at 10:18am

The student whose lawsuit against Northwestern University was dismissed last month has asked the court to reconsider or vacate its decision based on new evidence. The initial dismissal was due to a lack of evidence that NU showed deliberate indifference i...more

Lauren’s Gift List via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted December 15, 2014 at 10:03am

Hey Peeps! While I’m sitting here shopping online for gifts for my family and friends, I thought I should share some of the things I think make great gifts. I am sponsored by or partners in some of these brands, but this gift list is purely my idea,...more

Notre Dame, Cal basketball players join "black lives matter" movement
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:43pm

Notre Dame players wore "I can't breathe" T-shirts in pregame warm ups today, in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died in New York in July after being placed in a police chokehold:The players wore the shirts while warming up before their 70-50 wi...more

Lesbian Basketball Players Sue Pepperdine
by Title IX Blog
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:42pm

Two basketball players sued Pepperdine University this week, alleging that their coach and their academic advisor harassed and discriminated against them on the basis of their sexual orientation and the perception that they were in a relationship with eac...more

Transgender student denied bathroom access in Virginia
by Title IX Blog
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:46pm

It has been a week of adults fighting over and making decisions about where children can go to the bathroom and change their clothes.First it was the Minnesota State High School League (which we wrote about here and here; check out UIowa PhD candidate Cat...more

Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of First Female Baseball Hall of Famer
by Pretty Tough
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:44pm

A League Of Their Own director Penny Marshall is swinging at a baseball biopic about Effa Manley, the sports trailblazer who became the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I love this announcement for so many reasons. First, A Le...more

Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Talks Capital One Cup & More
by Pretty Tough
posted December 12, 2014 at 3:22pm

Every young girl wants someone to believe in her and give her a chance, especially in sports. And sometimes when girls have that opportunity, they leave the entire nation on their feet applauding. Brandi Chastain and her teammates severel...more

Dooney & Bourke Launches Collegiate Handbag Line for 15 Schools
by A Glam Slam
posted December 11, 2014 at 2:10pm

After launching a successful collection of MLB-branded handbags, Dooney & Bourke has set its sights on the college crowd. The company created a Collegiate Collection of accessories for 15 schools, including: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Fl...more

My Name is Hydia Clark, and I Am No Longer SILENT
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted December 9, 2014 at 7:45pm

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Hydia Clark, a 17-year-old high school senior for our Go Woman Go Future Spotlight Series. Life sure can throw you some curves balls. At the age of five, my biggest worry was a new Barbie Doll or the lates...more

Why Collaboration Trumps Cooperation On Teams via @coachdawnwrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted December 8, 2014 at 11:07pm

source “Collaboration is hard.” –The Science of Teamwork When I was a student, I greatly disliked group projects.  There were many reasons, mostly stemming from my big-headed idea that I could do better all by myself.  Then I...more

Bullied cheerleader commits suicide
by Title IX Blog
posted December 8, 2014 at 10:45pm

A tragedy last week in California when a 12-year old boy killed himself after experiencing repeated bullying because of his participation on the cheerleading team.His parents had gone to the school on multiple occasions to report the bullying and recently...more

How to Coach Your Athlete at Home
by Sports Girls Play
posted December 7, 2014 at 3:48pm

I read an article by Asha Forster Grebenik this week titled “How to Coach Your Gymnast at Home” – it honestly should be required reading for all sports parents – feel free to substitute your child’s sport for the gymnastics r...more

Some Thoughts about UVA, Rolling Stone, and Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted December 7, 2014 at 3:32pm

Yesterday Rolling Stone issued a statement that essentially retracts its November 19 story about a fraternity-organized gang rape of a student named Jackie at the University of Virginia.  We know now that the gang rape could not have, for logistical ...more

2014 USATF Annual Meeting Recap via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted December 7, 2014 at 3:11pm

Some other time I can write my entire history of my relationship to sport governance, ranging from blind optimism, to wanting to be the future CEO of USATF, to nice informative sit downs with former CEO Craig Masback, to puzzlement, to outrage and disillu...more

Another anti-trans ad in Minnesota
by Title IX Blog
posted December 5, 2014 at 10:01am

The Minnesota State High School League meets tonight to discuss their policy for the inclusion of transgender students in sports. And earlier this week, the Minnesota non-profit Child Protection League Action went back in transphobic action with a second ...more

Swarthmore Litigation Resolves as College Vacates Disciplinary Committee's Findings Against Student
by Title IX Blog
posted December 3, 2014 at 10:43pm

Earlier this year, we blogged about a male student's lawsuit against Swarthmore College, alleging bias in the college disciplinary proceeding that found him responsible for sexual assault and lead to his expulsion.  Swarthmore had vigorously defended...more

New Guidance from Department of Education Reins In Single-Sex Classes
by Title IX Blog
posted December 2, 2014 at 11:55pm

Yesterday the Department of Education released new guidance clarifying the extent to which Title IX permits public elementary and secondary schools to offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities. In 2006, after Congress passed the No Child Lef...more

The UNESO-WTA Partnership for Global Gender Equality: The partnership that never was?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted December 2, 2014 at 11:54pm

Former WTA CEO, Larry Scott and Billie Jean King.In 2006, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) collaborated with the Women's Tennis Association in a "landmark partnership" for global gender equality.  It was t...more

Sharin Dealzzz. What O has going for Cyber Monday via @LaurenFleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted December 1, 2014 at 10:33pm

Just got this in my inbox this morning, so for you non-subscribers to the Oiselle email, didn’t want you to miss out on their big Cyber Monday Sale today. The yeti and Katron items are two of the best holiday gifts in my opinion, and 20% goes a long...more

Sharin Dealzzz in Picky Land for Cyber Monday Via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted December 1, 2014 at 10:30pm

We have one big sale a year, as many of you already know, and its Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Today is the last day so stock up! We are selling our brand new fresh bars, right off the line, with new wrappers featuring customers from the ongoing #LifePoi...more

The Inspired Coach Program begins January 1st @coachquam
by coachquam
posted December 1, 2014 at 1:56pm


Is it okay to be content? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted December 1, 2014 at 1:44pm

We live in a world of constant comparison, non-stop judgement, and self criticism. Contentment arises when you stop comparing yourself to others and give the best you have....more

What You Focus On Expands by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted November 26, 2014 at 2:24pm

Every day when you wake up and take in a new breath of air, you have two choices. You can focus on the negative or the positive....more

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