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More ideas for reworking Title IX

TweetThis is the seventh in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that critically examines the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues.
All posts in this series can be found here.

Yesterday I mapped out a few [...]

Some ideas for reworking Title IX

TweetThis is the sixth in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that critically examines the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues.
All posts in this series can be found here.

Since I’ve been saying for [...]

More thoughts on Title IX, football and proportionality

TweetQuite a bit has transpired since I wrote here last week about the growing clamor over Title IX and the proportionality debate that isn’t new, but has taken on a fresh dimension:
• First of all, in a column that slams the graft and corruption of college football, George Vecsey of The New York Times on Saturday piled [...]

I’m feeling fine, coach, honest

TweetThe Wall Street Journal finds that Alabama is one of several major programs that hands out medical scholarships to players who may be just fine. Some who’ve taken them suspect the practice occurs in order to clear room for better incoming players:
” ‘I’m still kind of bitter,’ said former Alabama linebacker Chuck Kirschman, who took [...]

BCS taking some kicks in Washington

TweetA D.C.-based interest group — and those are rarely up to much good, right? — is complaining to the Internal Revenue Service that the Bowl Championship Series is violating its tax-exempt status with a whole host of alleged shenanigans.
I’m all in favor of getting to an honest way to determine a college football national champion [...]

Removing the veneer from amateurism

TweetRay Ratto sees the last stalwart defenders of the notion of amateurism attempt a desperate fling at curtailing the commercial enterprise of college football, and reckons how it might end:
“And in these brazenly Darwinian times, with colleges across the country no longer even trying to hide that the only true motivation for their athletic departments [...]

To preserve an outdated notion of ‘amateurism’

TweetOn the same day that Reggie Bush was informed he would be stripped of the 2005 Heisman Trophy, the agent for a Turkish club basketball team claims that he paid Kentucky recruit Enes Kanter more than $100,000.
The NCAA is still investigating top college football programs for reported player involvement with agents, and the ultra-successful recruiter in [...]

Oh! Boise! Broncos busting the BCS!

TweetThe tabloidish headline sums up the verdicts stemming from Monday night’s thrilling 33-30 victory by 3rd-ranked Boise State over No. 10 Virginia Tech, and the national implications after the very first week of the season.
All of which makes the arguments about college football — and the dubious BCS system designed to determine a “national champion” [...]

Brigham Young declares its football independence

TweetAlways love over-the-top historical references to major happenings in the sports world, and Brigham Young’s announcement Tuesday that it was leaving the Mountain West Conference qualified as a rather large event in the college football empire. I’ll let Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson take it from there:
“Otto von Bismarck would have loved what BYU pulled [...]

The Boise State backlash has already begun

TweetDan Wetzel says that the solons of the BCS have only themselves to blame should Boise State waltz through a soft schedule.
The irony here is that if the Broncos, ranked No. 3 in the preseason AP poll, can defeat 10th-ranked Virginia Tech in their Labor Day season opener, they are in fantastic shape to benefit [...]