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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

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

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

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