10 Results for tag: men’s track and field

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Throws Support to Delaware Men’s Track Team in Title IX Dispute

Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review threw its support behind the effort to get the men's track and field team reinstated at the University of Delaware: So cowed are colleges and universities by the "social justice" agenda behind Title IX -- the federal law banning sex discrimination in education -- that they're pre-emptively cutting men's ... More

What the Women’s Sports Foundation Doesn’t Want You to Know About Title IX and Quotas

Here at Saving Sports, we've been following rumors about the elimination of the men's track and field team at the University of Delaware for about two and a half years. If you look through our archives, you'll see that we first took notice of the possibility of trouble back in November 2008. Over the weekend, the New York Times finally took a look at the ... More

How Title IX Enforcement Harms Both Men and Women

It was a sad weekend at the University of Delaware, as the 100-year old men's track team competed on campus for the last time. You'll recall that the team, as well as men's cross country, was recently eliminated, with the school citing Title IX compliance as the reason why. Jim Tresolini of the News-Journal was there, and he picked up on something we've ... More

Delaware Cuts Men’s Track and Cross Country; School Cites Title IX Compliance as Reason

As we communicated on our Facebook page earlier this week, the University of Delaware demoted both its track and field and cross country teams to club status. The track team, which just celebrated its 100th birthday, was demoted, according to school officials, because it helped the school better comply with Title IX. Here's our buddy Bob Button at Texas ... More

Cracking the Title IX Code at the University of Delaware

Back in late 2008, rumors were swirling at the University of Delaware that most of the men's track and field program was under threat thanks to Title IX concerns. In the end, only the men's indoor track team was demoted to club status, but it's clear that the experience had an impact on Emily Nassi, Managing Sports Editor of The Review, the student newspa... More

Buying Into Title IX Doubletalk at the University of Delaware

While the administration at the University of Delaware decided to ignore NCAA President Myles Brand's edict not to blame Title IX for the end of the Men's Indoor Track program, the folks who run the student newspaper don't seem to mind resorting to Orwellian twists of the language to cover up what happened: University President Patrick Harker, Edgar ... More

Decoding Title IX Doubletalk at Delaware

As we noted last week, while we were cheered that most of the track and field program at the University of Delaware was spared the axewhen the school announced its new long-term plan for athletics, we would be remiss if we didn't mention that the cuts were kept to men's indoor track thanks to the imposition of roster caps on the rest of the men's athletic ... More

A Modest Proposal to Keep Men’s Track and Field at Bemidji State

We've been following the potential elimination of men's track and field at Bemidji State for a couple of weeks now, and Mike Hougen, a track coach at a high school in Iowa, has come up with an idea to save the team. The following is excerpted from a letter to the editor that appeared in today's edition of the Bemidji Pioneer: My proposal is to increase ... More

ESPN Columnist and Delaware Alum Asks That Track and Field and Cross Country Be Spared from Title IX

A couple of weeks ago we pointed to a story at Delaware Online that the men's cross country and track and field teams were in danger of being cut at the University of Delaware. A little while later, we shared an opinion piece written by a member of the women's cross country team pleading that the team be spared. And now, earlier today, the story has ... More

Men’s Track and Field Under Threat at Bemidji State

Somehow we missed this news a couple of weeks back, but it seems as if the administration at Bemidji State in Minnesota is prepared to take the advice of a Title IX consultant and eliminate the school's men's track and field program. In response, Andy Eggerth, an assistant track coach at Kansas State University, is suggesting the school find another path ... More