Category Archives: Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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
Inside Higher Ed

Women’s athletics a battle for respect

“It’s really stunning,” says Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation. “The changes are profound for the rest of [a girl's] life.”

Hogshead-Makar, who won three gold medals as an Olympic swimmer, says playing sports teaches girls about winning and losing, belonging to a team, and postponing short-term gratification for long-term rewards. She says that those skills “translate directly into tangible educational gains, and economic gains.”

… read more at CNN.

UNF football could impact women’s sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — If anyone knows the impact sports can have on women, it’s three-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time silver medalist, Nancy Hogshead-Makar.

“I would say swimming made me who I am,” said the former Olympian.

Hogshead-Makar is now a professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law. She is also the Senior Director of Advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation.

… read the rest of the story at Action News Jax.

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett will sue NCAA over ‘unprecedented and aggressive’ sanctions for Penn State

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a professor of law at Florida Coastal School of Law and a senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation, told the Daily News she was struck how the Corbett press conference “focused on the amount of money and business lost,” and that there was no mention of how the sanctions “hurt the type of football or educational experience that football players were allowed to receive.

“What got Penn State into this problem in the first place was the overemphasis on its reputation, and the commercial aspect of athletics,” Hogshead-Makar said. “It’s exactly what this lawsuit is further highlighting. This lawsuit is more evidence that the business side of athletics is out of control.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-team/pa-gov-suit-claims-ncaa-crippled-penn-state-article-1.1231786#ixzz2GwHfpVAw

Ex-Olympian says escort work related to depression

Sports officials expressed shock. “There’s an old expression, ‘You’re as sick as your secrets.’ This is a big one,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation, while offering her condolences to Favor Hamilton. The foundation studies how sports influences girls’ lives, including sexual behavior. “It is the exact opposite of this behavior,” Hogshead-Makar said.

Read more at USA Today.

Forget the Pompoms

“There’s still a big gap between what boys and girls have, and schools need to add women’s sports,” says Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of advocacy at the Women’s Sports Foundation. “They’re not in the position of being able to drop sports. Right now, the gap is women are 54 percent of the college student population, but they’re only 45 percent of the college athletics education opportunities.”

Read the entire article at The American Prospect.

Equal Opportunity, Unequal Interest?

“Regardless, the way Title IX is applied shouldn’t be at issue based on these data, said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a law professor at Florida Coastal School of Law and senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation. That is because the three-prong test under which colleges can prove they are in compliance with Title IX takes into account student interest. If a college does not provide opportunities for males and females that are proportional to enrollments, and does not have a history of program expansion responsive to developing interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex, it can still adhere to the law by demonstrating that the interests and abilities have been fully accommodated by the present program and there is no unmet demand (via student surveys and such).”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/15/lower-female-interest-sports-calls-title-ix-application-question-study-says#ixzz2CItf2A2s
Inside Higher Ed

Female high school football players in Edison, South River break stereotypes

“I applaud these communities for embracing football and embracing girls who are playing it,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director for advocacy at the Women’s Sports Foundation, a charitable and educational organization devoted to promoting female athletes at all levels nationwide.

“They are obviously not being ostracized. It really shows the power of sports to change cultural norms.”

… read the entire piece at myCentralJersey.com.