Earlier this afternoon, Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated reportedthat UC Berkeley will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss its "athletic future."
As we've been noting for several months, a combination of budget pressures and Title IX compliance questions could very well lead to the school eliminating a number of athletic programs -- more ...
A couple of months back we pointed to a story out of California about how OCR was launching an investigation of Diablo Valley College after it eliminated six athletic teams -- three male and three female. Yesterday, under pressure from OCR, the school relented, and reinstated all of the teams.
For more, visit the Contra Costa Times or Title IX Blog.
From the Diablo Valley College Inquirer:
DVC may have violated Title IX with its plan to shut down several sports programs because of budget cuts, according to complaints filed with the Contra Costa Community College District and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
One of the two complainants, head tennis coach Peter Benko, said ...
On Friday we told you about the situation at Point Loma Nazarene University, a school in San Diego that cut four teams -- 3 men's and one women's -- in order to comply with the strict proportionality prong of Title IX.
Yesterday, about 100 PLNU students, led by the members of the softball team, got together to protest the cuts:
Some carried signs ...
Over at SanLuisObispo.com, I found news that the a Title IX complaint against Cuesta College has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The complaint comes after the California school dropped women's tennis at the end of the 2008-09 academic year.
The elimination of the program came in the midst of a raft of budget ...
The bloodletting in intercollegiate athletics continues. From the AP:
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with one of the deepest college athletic programs in the nation, says it will cut eight of its 41 varsity sports in a money-saving move.Student Life Dean Costantino Colombo and athletic director Julie Soriero said in a letter posted on the ...
Press release from the University of Vermont:
As part of a University-wide budget management plan, the University of Vermont Athletic Department announced today that it will be discontinuing two sports, baseball and softball, at the conclusion of the current season in May. This reorganization will also include the closing of five staff positions. Dr. ...
The students and faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University are currently involved in a debate over whether or not to add a varsity football program at the school. Kristine Newhall at the Title IX blog approvingly quoted Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Paul Woody as he used the news as an opportunity to engage in some revisionist history:
Faced with ...