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Spurs beat Mavericks 101-100 in Becky Hammon's coaching debut
by Swish Appeal
posted October 29, 2014 at 1:39pm

The NBA's defending champs start their 2014-15 season on the right foot as Hammon begins her career as an assistant coach. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks 101-100, where they shot 52.9% from the field, and also made 14-of-28 of thei...more

Former University of Toledo Softball Coach Files Discrimination Suit
by Title IX Blog
posted October 28, 2014 at 1:29pm

Last week, the former softball coach at the University of Toledo filed a Title IX lawsuit against the institution in federal court, alleging that she was the victim of sex discrimination and retaliation and seeking damages and reinstatement to the positio...more

Bodypaint shocker Down Under with Women's Health
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 21, 2014 at 9:10pm

Regular readers will know I often bemoan the lack of an Irish or British magazine as good as the Australian editon of Women's Health. So you might understand how taken-aback I was to read WH had semi-naked bodypainted models parading around at the 'I...more

Another California School District Settles Title IX Case Over Harassment and Discrimination of Transgender Student
by Title IX Blog
posted October 17, 2014 at 11:22pm

The Department of Education announced this week that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the Downey Unified School District. The Department had been investigating a complaint filed on behalf of a transgender student who has consistently assert...more

In my inbox: Trans students at women's colleges
by Title IX Blog
posted October 16, 2014 at 9:02pm

It was a trans-centric day for my email inbox.First I received this petition from change.org asking Smith College to adopt a more trans-inclusive admissions policy. This is somewhere similar to a petition from last year that was protesting the denial of a...more

Comparing Universities' Response to Charges of Sexual Assault -- What a Difference a Year Makes?
by Title IX Blog
posted October 15, 2014 at 9:41am

Last week, the day after he came off the bench to lead the University of Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, quarterback Treon Harris was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus in the early morning of Sunday, October 5.  The ...more

When will we see an NBA game where women coach both teams and see an all-female officiating crew?
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:06pm

Women have made a number of notable strides this past summer in the NBA as coaches and officials. With that in mind, how far away are we from seeing games when we will see NBA games that are fully coached and officiated by women? In the NBA, we have se...more

Catholic Diocese in PA Bans Schools' Participation in Coed Sports
by Title IX Blog
posted October 10, 2014 at 1:11pm

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese has prohibited its schools from participating in coed sports where "substantial and potentially immodest physical contact" could occur. The policy, which also cites "safety" as a motivating concern, not only p...more

Title IX Invoked in Early Efforts to Protect Rights of Female Athletes at Alabama, Berkeley
by Title IX Blog
posted October 10, 2014 at 2:52am

A couple of Title IX stories about women's college athletics caught my eye this week. Here is a brief roundup. First, a former women's basketball player at the University of Alabama is using Title IX to challenge the athletic department's allegedly discri...more

Diversity shines at the Asian Games but not for everyone
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:11pm

PIC Reuters via Al JazeeraPlaying sport as a woman can be challenging, and even impossible in some situations so it's disappointing that the International Basketball Federation has ruled against hijabs. The Asian Games are taking place at the moment, and ...more

Leading the Herd to Hell: How we are all ruining sports together
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted September 20, 2014 at 2:15pm

As I read Lashinda’s latest post, How Sports Can Prevent More Ferguson’s, I found myself nodding in agreement, thinking of all the times sports has connected me with people of different cultures, upbringing and skin color. It is alrea...more

White House Unveils New Public Awareness Campaign Aimed at Campus Sexual Assault
by Title IX Blog
posted September 19, 2014 at 6:26pm

As part of its larger effort to focus public attention and government resources at the problem of sexual assault on campus, the White House today unveiled a new public awareness campaign aimed at amplifying the message that sexual assault is not just a ma...more

Do Competitive Spirit Competitions Offer Athletic Opportunities that Count Under Title IX?
by Title IX Blog
posted September 15, 2014 at 12:22pm

As the school year gets underway in Texas, high school students there have the opportunity for the first time to compete in a statewide cheerleading competition sanctioned this summer by the state's interscholastic athletic league (the UIL) on a one-year ...more

Get Ready, America - There's Another World Cup Coming (and it really should be played on grass).
by kalliegregg
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:28pm

This summer's World Cup in Brazil represented the evolution of the United States' relationship with soccer - the group stage match between the USMNT and Portugal had more viewers domestically than last year's World Series or NBA finals. Tim Howard's perfo...more

Mount Holyoke College Clarifies Admissions Policy in the Most Trans-Inclusive Way Possible
by Title IX Blog
posted September 3, 2014 at 12:17pm

As of today, Mount Holyoke College, a women's college in Massachusetts, now clarifies on its website that it will consider applications for admission from transgender students.  Specifically, the website reports that the following students may apply:...more

Title IX, sexual assault and high schools
by Title IX Blog
posted August 30, 2014 at 3:25pm

While the stories we have heard from college students across the country about sexual assault and sexually hostile climates on their campuses are shocking, these stories are not--unfortunately--limited to college environments.We have recently heard about ...more

Mud running, masochism and (some preliminary remarks on) the ethics of suffering [GUEST POST]
by The Rabbit Hole
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:51pm

Tough Mudder. Spartan Race. Warrior Dash.  If you yourself have not participated in one of these events I am sure that you know someone who has.  Endurance mud running events have become all the rage recently feeding into our Western tradition o...more

High School Basketball Hazing Case May Go to Trial
by Title IX Blog
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:48pm

Last year we posted about a lawsuit filed in federal court in Tennessee, in which the plaintiffs -- three high-school aged sisters and their parents -- sued the Rutherford County Board of Education after being hazed in a sexual manner upon joining the gir...more

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