20 Results for tag: Women’s Sports Foundation

When Will the Fabrications End?

In the Florida Times-Union, we learn that "Boys aren't being hurt by Title IX" even though male and female athletes, think-tankers and government lawyers  prove otherwise.  We are told that Title IX enforcement is not akin to a quota despite the widespread implementation of artificial, rigid limits on the number of male athletes allowed to play and ... More

The Women’s Sports Foundation: A Magician

The good news: The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) reads this blog. Could it mean that WSF activists are finally grasping the truth? That they recognize that current Title IX enforcement methods are not working because they create discrimination and disruption in our schools' athletic departments and that reforming those regulations will permit meaningful ... More

University of Maryland Cuts Varsity Cheer Program

The Washington Post's Liz Clarke reports that the University of Maryland (UMD) has cut its 9-year competitive cheerleading team because of budget. This development is especially devastating because UMD pioneered the recognition of cheerleading as a varsity sport and was one of only a handful of Division I schools to offer elevated status to participants. ... 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

Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates While Students Still Get Cut from Teams Due to Title IX

Last Friday, the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) issued a press release, "WSF Responds to American Sports Council v. Department of Education decision." Except the response, like that of the NWLC, did not legitimately address any of ASC's reasons for suing the Department of Education. One of the many deceiving claims is that our lawsuit "was designed to ... More

Cheer Mom Blasts Women’s Sports Foundation in NYT Letter to the Editor

Over the weekend, the New York Times published a letter to the editor from the mother of a competitive cheerleader that probably wasn't well received at the HQ of the Women's Sports Foundation on Long Island: To the Sports Editor: Re “Cutting Men’s Programs Now to Satisfy Title IX in Future,” May 2: By lumping cheerleading with drill team and ... More

Some Common Sense Ideas on Title IX Reform from Beau Dure

Earlier today, the College Sports Council got into another sharp exchange on Twitter that, in the end, might have actually produced something productive. While you can read about the details yourself at Sportsmyriad, a blog run by ex-USA Today reporter Beau Dure, I'd like to focus on some of the ideas that Dure proposed for Title IX reform, ideas that ... More

A Tweet from Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Last Friday evening, the College Sports Council got into an extended conversation with Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Senior Director for Advocacy for the Women's Sports Foundation on our Twitter feed. While the issues we discussed were serious, I had a good time jousting with her on behalf of the CSC, even if she worked hard to dodge some of the more pointed ... More

IWF’s Allison Kasic to Debate Nancy Hogshead-Makar Tonight on Stossel

Tonight's edition of Stossel, airing at 9:00 p.m. U.S. EST and again at Midnight, is taking a closer look at the world of sports, including Title IX and college athletics. The show will be dedicating an entire segment to the topic, and our friend, Allison Kasic of the Independent Women's Forum, will be taking the pro-reform position against Nancy Hogshead... More

Fact Checking the Women’s Sports Foundation on John Stossel and Title IX

I had a hard time not chuckling a little bit in the run up to John Stossel's prime time special last Friday night. The reason—this tweet that the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) let loose a couple of hours before it aired for the first time: So what happened next? Well, I think it's safe to say that Ms. Hogshead-Makar had a pretty tough time dealing ... More