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Would Semi Pro status release big revenue sports from Title IX limits?
04/23/2015 -- What would happen if the major revenue generating football programs in the NCAA decide to change their designation to semi pro? In his opinion piece published in Forbes, “Will Paying College Athletes Ruin Everything We Love About College Sports? Not If We’re Smart About It,” ASC Director, H. Clay McEldowney offers insight into that question. […]
Why Title IX Rules Might Turn Out the Lights on High School Baseball Tradition
03/18/2015 -- When Patsy Mink, the former Congresswoman from Hawaii, worked to create the anti- discrimination law that would later become known as Title IX, she was motivated to end horrendous gender quotas that capped enrollment of women in medical and law schools. But she probably never expected that the law would cause high school administrators to […]
Dr. Bob Wuornos Offers Insight On The Future Of College Sports
01/17/2015 -- In his commentary, The Future of Other College Sports, published today in the National Review Online, Dr. Bob Wuornos, founder of the Men’s Intercollegiate Gymnastics Support Program (MIGSP) offers some clear insight into both the dilemma and opportunity presented by the NCAA rule change that allows Division I schools to pay athletes stipends. Too few sports […]
ASC launches EducationAndAthletics.org a new resource center for the paying players issue.
01/16/2015 -- ASC launches EducationAndAthletics.org a new resource center for the ‘paying players’ issue. The micro-site includes the ASC’s Declaration of Principles relating to the paying players issue. Here is where the ASC stands. Declaration of Principles- Education and Athletics The ASC believes that true value of college athletics is not found in crowd filled stadiums or […]
No, to Presidential Commission- Yes, to new NCAA structure
01/16/2015 -- One of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s favorite and often cited economists, Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College, has called for a Presidential Commission to address the recent crisis in NCAA Division I sports triggered by the paying players issue. In his article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, professor Zimbalist doesn’t offer any ideas for an […]
Richard Broad Joins American Sports Council Board on Eve of NCAA College Cup
12/13/2014 -- Addition of Respected Figure in U.S. College Soccer Underscores Damage Title IX Doing to Men’s Game With the men’s college soccer world gathering in Cary, N.C. this week for the NCAA College Cup, the American Sports Council (ASC) is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Broad to its board of directors. Richard Broad is […]
Is COLLEGE PRO coming to the NCAA?
11/20/2014 -- One of the hottest trending topics now in college sports is the discussion about schools paying athletes stipends in addition to their scholarships. The NCAA has opened the possibility for schools to pay athletes with the recently proposed Division I Board of Directors governance restructuring. The issue picked up additional momentum recently when the athletic […]
Constitution Day inspires Title IX debate at Christopher Newport University
Oct 1, 2015
Christopher Newport University celebrated Constitution Day by hosting a debate on Title IX Thursday afternoon.
Erin Buzuvis, director of Western New England University School of Law's Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of several books and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, traded prepared remarks and answered questions about Title IX ? the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination in federally funded education based on sex ? as well as modern feminism and current campus issues.
Title IX needs reform
Jun 18, 2015
The anti-discrimination law known as Title IX is meant to protect students from gender-based discrimination, but it has been used over the years to perpetuate it.
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance," states the law's preamble.
How Title IX Became a Political Weapon
Jun 7, 2015
Since its passage 43 years ago, Title IX has proved to be a remarkably elastic law. It has been stretched and warped from its original intent to end discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding. As long as Title IX?s victims were wrestlers or swimmers from low-revenue men?s sports that were jettisoned to achieve participation-parity with women?s sports, nobody much cared. But now that the law is being turned into a tool to suppress free speech on college campuses, even liberals are starting to cry foul.
Will Paying College Athletes Ruin Everything We Love About College Sports? Not If We're Smart About It
Apr 21, 2015
The young men of the Duke University basketball team recently defeated Wisconsin to earn their share of the NCAA national championship. But the question many are now asking is: Should the Blue Devils also enjoy a share of the NCAA?s riches?
The Future of 'Other' College Sports
Jan 17, 2015
This weekend, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is gathering outside Washington, D.C., for its annual convention. The weather outside is cold, but the debate inside is likely to get quite heated, as the major conference commissioners embark on a series of decisions that could shake the very foundations of Division I (D1) sports.