8 Results for tag: ESPN

Open Letter to ESPN’s Peter Keating

Dear Peter: As the leading group working for reform of Title IX, we are writing to take issue with your latest piece on this critical topic [The silent enemy of men's sports; 5/23].  Let's first straighten out some inaccuracies and errors: You write, "Colleges have indeed axed hundreds of men's teams in the Title IX era, often while explicitly ... More

ESPN Confuses Title IX Rhetoric And Factual Reporting

ESPNW's coverage (read: advertising, media, traffic-driving blitz) of the fortieth anniversary of Title IX makes us question its commitment to journalistic integrity. Sure, ESPN has a handbook on "Editorial Guidelines for Standards & Practices," but what's the point if some of the network's employees haven't bothered to either read or adhere to it? ... More

When it comes to Men’s Division I Lacrosse, “Title IX is the roadblock.”

It was a little more than a year ago that Inside Lacrosse published a seminal article on how Title IX was holding back the growth of the men's game in NCAA Division I. Now, just a few days ago, viewers on ESPN2 got to hear about what we've been talking about at Saving Sports for a number of years now. On Saturday, May 21, during a broadcast of an NCAA ... More

Geno Auriemma on Today’s NYT Story on Roster Management

Earlier today on ESPN, UConn Women's Basketball head coach Geno Auriemma, spoke more than a little truth about Title IX and equality of opportunity vs. equality of outcomes. His comments came in response to a question posed by network anchor Hannah Storm about the New York Times piece on roster management and Title IX that was published earlier today. C... More

The Long Odds Against American Male Soccer Players

A little less than a year ago, ESPN was one of the media outlets that picked up our study about the scholarship disparities that exist in gender symmetric sports. And today, ESPN.com, in a story about the number of scholarships available in college soccer, included this important bit of perspective straight out of our study: A study published in July ... More

ESPN.com Article on Title IX, Delaware Track and Field and Cross Country Evokes Anger

Yesterday we pointed at an article over at ESPN.com where University of Delaware alum and former cross country runner Jeff Pearlman made the case for the school to save the programs from cuts that will probably be required in order to keep the school in compliance with the proportionality prong of Title IX. Today, I stopped by that space on the Web ... More

ESPN Ombudsman Responds to Save Oregon Wrestling Controversry

ESPN Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber responded to our letter. Her response follows: Dear Eric, Thank you for your message. I asked for an explanation of why the SOW ad was first accepted, then rejected shortly before scheduled airing, and this is the answer I received from a department called Commercial Operations, the traffic controllers for ads on ESPN: ... More

Letter to ESPN Ombudsman on Oregon Ad Cancellation

Earlier today I sent a letter on behalf of the College Sports Council to ESPN Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber: Dear Ms. Schreiber: I am writing to you concerning ESPN's rejection of an advertisement that Save Oregon Wrestling (SOW) and one of our members, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA), had contracted with ESPN to run during coverage of ... More