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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

Athletic Business posts ASC opinion piece

Athletic Business magazine posts opinion piece by ASC Director, Clay McEldowney. Athletic Business "Gender-quota advocates complain about the supposed injustice of expanding the number of women allowed on a team. This pales compared with the thousands of men being told to clean out their lockers because of their sex – ... More

Would Semi Pro status release big revenue sports from Title IX limits?

What would happen if the major revenue generating football programs in the NCAA decide to change their designation to semi pro?   In his opinion piece published in Forbes, "Will Paying College Athletes Ruin Everything We Love About College Sports? Not If We're Smart About It,"  ASC Director, H. Clay McEldowney ... More

Why Title IX Rules Might Turn Out the Lights on High School Baseball Tradition

When Patsy Mink, the former Congresswoman from Hawaii, worked to create the anti- discrimination law that would later become known as Title IX, she was motivated to end horrendous gender quotas that capped enrollment of women in medical and law schools.  But she probably never expected that the law would cause high school ... More