20 Results for tag: Women’s Sports Foundation

Some Things Nancy Hogshead-Makar Doesn’t Want You to Know About Title IX Enforcement

At the end of July, many proponents of reform of Title IX enforcement got an early Christmas present from ESPN.com when Gregg Easterbrook, better known as the author of the Tuesday Morning Quarterback column, penned an extensive take on why Title IX needed to be reformed. For me, it felt like a landmark moment. For the most part, we don't see many person... More

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Competitive Cheer and the Softball Problem

Thanks to Wendy Parker, I came across a quote from Nancy Hogshead-Makar of the Women's Sports Foundation concerning the relative value of competitive cheer vs. other sports. I think it makes interesting reading. The following quote comes from The Telegraph, a newspaper in the United Kingdom: Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a lawyer for the Women's Sports Foundation, ... More

The College Sports Council Responds to the Women’s Sports Foundation on the Division I Soccer Study

A little less than an hour ago, the Women's Sports Foundation issued a virulent response to the study that the College Sports Council released this morning about the disparities between male and female soccer athletes in Division I. You can read the statement by clicking here. Despite what the WSF and their confederates in the gender quota camp ... More

On Girls High School Flag Football

Over the past week or so, there's been a lot of chatter back and forth on the Web concerning a New York Times story about the popularity of flag football for girls in Florida high schools. On the one hand, you have a number of folks from the women's sports establishment who can't seem to make up their mind whether or not this is a good thing: “No one ... More

The Truth About the Women’s Sports Foundation and Their Study on Athletic Participation Rates

We heard back by phone from Associated Press sports editor Terry Taylor about the problems we pointed out in reporter Melissa Murphy's story about a Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) study -- "Who's Playing College Sports? Money, Race and Gender -- that concluded male athletes hadn't been harmed by Title IX. Taylor was diligent in looking into the matter ... More

CSC Lodges Official Complaint With Associated Press Over WSF Study

I'm sure most of you will recall that the College Sports Council had all sorts of problems with a study that was released recently by the Women's Sports Foundation entitled, “Who's Playing College Sports? Money, Race and Gender.” But while we had multiple concerns over the study, we were just as alarmed by the way some in the media chose to cover ... More

CSC Statement on WSF Study on Athletic Participation Rates

The College Sports Council released the following statement earlier today: Washington, D.C., September 26, 2008 – The College Sports Council (CSC), a national coalition of coaches, parents, athletes, and alumni, calls attention to unverifiable source data collected by the WSF and NCAA used in a recently released Women's Sports Foundation study titled... More

Don’t Believe Everything That You Read

Yesterday the Women's Sports Foundation released a report claiming that male athletes haven't been harmed by enforcement of Title IX. To say the least, the folks at the College Sports Council are more than a little bit flummoxed by that conclusion, given that we came to much the opposite conclusion back in 2007. Here's a statement from Eric Pearson, ... More

Condescension at Dartmouth

An article in Dartmouth's student newspaper reports on our rally for Title IX reform two weeks ago at the Department of Education. But Dartmouth Athletic Director Josie Harper is dubious about the students from JMU and their appeal for reform. “The cuts don’t have so much to do with money being poured into women’s programs – it has to do with the ... More

Inside Higher Ed Doubts the Students

Elizabeth Redden of Insider Higher Education writes that, “criticisms specific to their university — including a lack of student input in the decision — crept into some of their comments.” Those views didn’t creep anywhere, they were front and center. The whole point of the rally was to ask the Department to strengthen interest surveys — ... More