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Blog of the American Sports Council.

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

Dr. Bob Wuornos Offers Insight On The Future Of College Sports

In his commentary, The Future of Other College Sports, published in the National Review Online, Dr. Bob Wuornos, founder of the Men's Intercollegiate Gymnastics Support Program (MIGSP) offers some clear insight into both the dilemma and opportunity presented by the NCAA rule change that allows Division I schools to pay ... More

ASC launches a new resource center for the paying players issue.

ASC launches a new resource center for the 'paying players' issue. The micro-site includes the ASC's Declaration of Principles relating to the paying players issue. Here is where the ASC stands. Declaration of Principles- Education and Athletics The ASC believes that true value of college ... More

No, to Presidential Commission- Yes, to new NCAA structure

One of the Women's Sports Foundation's favorite and often cited economists, Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College, has called for a Presidential Commission to address the recent crisis in NCAA Division I sports triggered by the paying players issue. In his article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, professor Zimbalist ... More

Richard Broad Joins American Sports Council Board on Eve of NCAA College Cup

Addition of Respected Figure in U.S. College Soccer Underscores Damage Title IX Doing to Men's Game With the men's college soccer world gathering in Cary, N.C. this week for the NCAA College Cup, the American Sports Council (ASC) is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Broad to its board of directors. Richard ... More

Is COLLEGE PRO coming to the NCAA?

One of the hottest trending topics now in college sports is the discussion about schools paying athletes stipends in addition to their scholarships. The NCAA has opened the possibility for schools to pay athletes with the recently proposed Division I Board of Directors governance restructuring. The issue picked up additi... More

Club and Intramural Sports Now in Title IX Crosshairs

For years, the ASC warned that gender quota advocates would insist on the enforcement of Title IX's Three Part Test in high school sports. Unfortunately, that prediction has recently become fact. Now our warning is this: Watch out collegiate club and intramural sports. You are next! According to a news story posted ... More

Wrestling Hall Of Fame honors H. Clay McEldowney

We at the ASC are proud to share the news that on September 21st our own H. Clay McEldowney was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, NJ Chapter as 'Outstanding American.' When asked at his induction ceremony what he sees as the greatest challenges facing the sport of wrestling, McEldowney listed Title ... More