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Some schools count men as women to satisfy Title IX

Reports the Charlotte Observer:

In the 2009-10 season, 15 Duke practice players, who helped the women’s basketball team prepare for games, were listed in a federal study as members of the women’s sports program. Eleven were counted at Wake Forest, and seven at Appalachian State.

But you’d never know they were men from reading the report.

Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar comments in the full article.


Born on Sideline, Cheering Clamors to Be Sport

The New York Times, continuing its ‘Gender Games’ series, looks into the trend of cheerleading becoming an official sport.

Professor Hogshead-Makar provides her insight:

“As long as it’s actually operating as a sport, we welcome it into the women’s sports tent,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, the senior director of advocacy at the Women’s Sports Foundation. Like gymnastics or figure skating, she said, “this is another aesthetic sport that if done right could provide lots more girls with legitimate sports experiences.”

Read more here.

Ohno, Blackmun discuss youth sports in Washington

“Front row: Patrick McEnroe, Tab Ramos, Donna de Varona, Apolo Anton Ohno, Henry Cejudo, Mike Richter. Back row: Craig Robinson (not an Olympian but Oregon State men’s basketball coach/Michelle Obama’s brother), Edwin Moses, Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Tom Farrey, Tom McMillen. Photo by Steve Johnson / The Aspen Institute”

Read more about the story here.

University Of Delaware’s Title IX Sports Cuts: Questions Still Linger

When the University of Delaware announced it was downgrading the men’s varsity track and cross country programs to club teams earlier this year, the administration said the decision was to keep the school in compliance with Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.

Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar adds her insight to the story at The Huffington Post.

Schools using loopholes to get by Title IX

A number of stories have been dissecting the practice of skipping of Title IX with loopholes by schools. Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar has been helping explain the angle of Title IX and what’s been happening.

  • College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equity, via NY Times.
  • College Sports Teams Use Deception To Undermine Gender Equity, via Care2.
  • Study questions some Title IX practices, via Idaho Statesman.

NFL Should Accept Injunction, Hold Draft And Let The Market Run Its Route

Monday’s federal court order granted a preliminary injunction, which immediately eliminates the NFL owners’ lockout of the players. Now the players can go to work. And with the draft late the same week, the NFL owners can go back to work. There will be some who say the effect of the injunction should be paused…

Read more from Professor Roger Groves at SportsMoney.