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Temple to cut 7 teams
12/13/2013 -- Temple University Cites Title IX in Decision to Drop Seven Sports Teams The alarming trend of gutting university athletic programs in order to comply with Title IX’s rigid gender quotas has claimed more victims. The latest casualties come from Temple University in Philadelphia. Yesterday, the school announced that it was canceling seven sports, including baseball, [...]

Sports Are About Athletes, Not Gender Ratios
03/11/2013 -- In the public discourse, we rarely hear the case for Title IX reform. So it’s refreshing to see someone advocate for common-sense changes that would recover the law’s original intention ? equality of opportunity ? for the benefit of student athletics and beyond. In The Rocket, the Slippery Rock University newspaper, student and assistant sports [...]

Selling Out the Soul of the Olympic Games
03/05/2013 -- The uproar over the IOC’s decision to cut wrestling from the Olympic games has continued for weeks. And it’s no wonder. There are many reasons why this decision hurts the Olympic brand and negatively affects millions of young athletes around the globe. Eric Pearson, Chairman of the American Sports Council, explores these issues in the [...]

Danica Patrick Leads Daytona 500 Field
02/19/2013 -- Although the ASC’s coalition of sports doesn’t include motor sports, some of us are auto racing fans. So we’d like to congratulate Danica Patrick on her recent qualifying time that earned her pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500. Danica deserves tremendous praise for her accomplishment. We’d like to point out that Title IX had nothing to do [...]

IOC Decision on Wrestling Hurts Olympic Brand
02/16/2013 -- This week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport. This devastating decision comes after years of challenging times for our nation’s wrestlers, who, despite facing a large brunt of the cuts due to Title IX proportionality, have remained resilient. Here’s an official response: The ancient sport of wrestling is [...]

Update: LLCC Won?t Rescind Men?s Soccer
01/28/2013 -- Some good news for the men’s soccer players at Lincoln Land Community College: their team won’t be dropped due to public outcry. The State Journal-Register reports: The Lincoln Land Community College men?s soccer team was in danger of being cut until the school announced Tuesday it will continue the program. LLCC bowed to public pressure [...]

Another Men?s Soccer Team Possibly Dropped
01/26/2013 -- The State-Journal Register reports that Lincoln Land Community may drop men’s soccer for men’s golf. Why? Well the number of male athletes at the school, of course: A proposal to terminate the men?s soccer program at Lincoln Land Community College and replace it with men?s golf will go before the school?s board of trustees next week. [...]

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