Author Archives: Florida Coastal School of Law

Firing Rutgers Coach is not the Solution — Knowing How to Hire Is

“Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired once his practice videos went public. It showed him playing dodge ball with him distributing all the kill shots, and abusive homophobic anti-gay shots, and pushing and hitting with more adolescent tantrums than the adolescents. And oh by the way, he lost more games than he won this year.

All the discussion has been about four items:”

follow on for the four items and Roger’s take on the situation.

Let’s See How Much Louisville and the NCAA Cares About Kevin Ware

“Louisville coach Rick Pitino said the bone was punched six inches beyond the skin. The reference was to Kevin Ware. The game was not football as you might expect, but basketball in the first half of Louisville’s game against Duke in their battle to go to the Final Four.  His leg is reportedly broken in two places. Pitino shed tears. His teammates on the floor were crying. Yet Ware said “win the game”.   They did.”

… read the entire piece at SportsMoney.

Philadelphia archbishop to allow coed youth football following request from 11-year-old girl

“The civil rights laws protecting girls, minorities and the disabled are actually pretty good now,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a 1984 swimming gold medalist who is now a Florida law professor and senior director of advocacy for the foundation. “But what’s missing is people willing to take a stand and insist on equal treatment for all.”

… read the entire story at the Washington Post.

Malibu High lights raise Title IX concerns

That impacted the girls’ ability to do homework and spectators’ ability to attend, said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation.

“The court held that it was impermissible that the girls had to play then,” Hogshead-Makar said. “They could never develop a fan base, because parents and fans could not get those nights off.

“Most kids want to play on Friday nights,” Hogshead-Makar said.

Read the entire piece at the Malibu Times.

Selling Johnny Football

“Johnny Manziel might suddenly be the tip of the iceberg here,” says professor Rick Karcher of the Center for Law and Sports at the Florida Coastal School of Law. “This might lead to athletes finally being able to market their likeness.”

So who should Johnny Football sue next?

The NCAA, of course! And Texas A&M! And the Heisman! And the Cotton Bowl! And anybody else he can dream up!

… read Rick Reilly’s latest at ESPN.

Pa. girl fights to keep playing Catholic league football; archbishop reviewing boys-only rule

The Women’s Sports Foundation believes there are instead good reasons to reverse the rule — and not just for the sake of girls.

“What the diocese is missing is all the wonderful things that come out of co-ed sports. The mutual respect that lasts a lifetime between girls and boys,” said lawyer Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in swimming who now is senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/22/pa-girl-fights-to-keep-playing-catholic-league-football-archbishop-reviewing/#ixzz2M15pV2j9

Discretionary Discipline

“They’re both doing roughly the same behavior, and they’re getting very different punishment,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a law professor at Florida Coastal School of Law and senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation. “Gay and lesbian coaches in particular suffer far harsher consequences for having relationships with athletes.”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/08/critics-point-double-standards-discipline-after-texas-coaches-affairs#ixzz2KKCtYxbO
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How Parental Responsibility Will Radically Change College Football – Is the Alex Collins National Letter of Intent the Start?

Every year we have certainty about three things: death, taxes, and national signing day. On February 6th annually, virtually every high school football player dreaming of playing in college on a scholarship signs a national letter of intent (NLI). His intent is to be one of the greatest in the world at this uniquely North American job, and it starts with his choice of a school to hone his craft. This time something was different. Alex Collins decided he wanted to play atArkansas. His mother decided he should be closer to home in Florida. Collins initially verbally committed to Miami.

… read the latest piece from Roger Groves at SportsMoney.