Saving Sports

Blog of the American Sports Council.

Collegiate Lacrosse Growth Limited by Gender Quota

Fans of Lacrosse are proud of the fact that it is one of the fastest growing team sports in America. However, its growth on the men's side has been severely limited by Title IX's gender quota. In his recent article on collegiate lacrosse, 'Despite Utah news, potential new lacrosse programs face roadblocks,'  Shane ... More

New coalition emerging for Title IX reform

The American Sports Council recently hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Titled 'Constitutional Challenges: The Future of Title IX Enforcement,' the event included the following speakers: Eric Pearson, Chairman, the American Sports Council Christina Hoff Sommers, Resident Scholar, the ... More

Collegiate club sports grow, free from Title IX limits -for now.

Lauren Kent reports in the Daily Tar Heel, 'If a male club team wants to go varsity at UNC, Title IX does not help them.' Collegiate club leagues are booming as male students seek opportunities to compete, demonstrating the unmet interest that Title IX's gender quota creates for male varsity sports. “'As it stands ... More

The Misleading Single Story of Title IX

In his recent opinion piece, The Danger of a Single Story, New York Times Columnist, David Brooks offers insight into how simplistic narratives fall short of telling the whole truth. Brooks writes, "American politics has always been prone to single storyism — candidates reducing complex issues to simple fables." Alth... More

Baseball and Men’s golf cut at North Dakota – springtime program cuts continue

Unfortunately, spring is the season for schools to cut programs, and baseball and men's golf at the University of North Dakota have joined the sad parade of terminated teams in 2016. They join six other varsity sports programs recently cut at St. Cloud State University and Princeton University's sprint football team. Va... More

Title IX Investigations Violate the Constitution

In a letter to the editor published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, 'Ed. Dept.’s Demands in Title IX Investigations Violate the Constitution,' former Education Department lawyer, Hans Bader, comments on the recent American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) report on Title IX, "A recent AAUP report was ... More

Freedom of Speech- Another casualty of Title IX

In her article in The Daily Beast , How Title IX Killed Free Speech On Campus, Lizzie Crocker highlights another example of egregious regulatory misapplication of Title IX. A new report by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), “The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX” argues that “Overly ... More

US Department of Education ignores male students’ interest

Erie Community College, SUNY, settles Title IX case. According to Buffalo News: "The U.S. Department of Education announced ... that it has reached a settlement with Erie Community College (ECC)... The agreement includes 11 steps to remedy the disparity, including: • Conduct a survey of women in ECC’s ... More

Women’s policy organization shares Title IX concerns

Charlotte Hays at the Independent Women's Forum picked up on the recent SavingSports posting: Title-IX-Enforcement's-Latest-Casualties:-Several-Sports-Teams-at-St.-Cloud-U Hays comments: Title IX was a law with the laudable purpose of making sure that there is no gender discrimination in public education. But it has ... More

Cuts and Caps at St. Cloud State U.

Saint Cloud State University announces the planned elimination of 6 teams and roster caps on men’s teams. Fox 9 Sports Triggered by budget concerns, the plan to cut and cap teams will follow the proportionality playbook in order to comply with Title IX’s gender quota. Because St. Cloud State is cutting two ... More