Saving Sports

Blog of the American Sports Council.


Temple to cut 7 teams

Temple University Cites Title IX in Decision to Drop Seven Sports Teams The alarming trend of gutting university athletic programs in order to comply with Title IX's rigid gender quotas has claimed more victims. The latest casualties come from Temple University in Philadelphia. Yesterday, the school announced that it ... More

Sports Are About Athletes, Not Gender Ratios

In the public discourse, we rarely hear the case for Title IX reform. So it's refreshing to see someone advocate for common-sense changes that would recover the law's original intention - equality of opportunity - for the benefit of student athletics and beyond. In The Rocket, the Slippery Rock University newspaper, ... More

Selling Out the Soul of the Olympic Games

The uproar over the IOC's decision to cut wrestling from the Olympic games has continued for weeks. And it's no wonder. There are many reasons why this decision hurts the Olympic brand and negatively affects millions of young athletes around the globe. Eric Pearson, Chairman of the American Sports Council, explores ... More

Danica Patrick Leads Daytona 500 Field

Although the ASC's coalition of sports doesn't include motor sports, some of us are auto racing fans. So we'd like to congratulate Danica Patrick on her recent qualifying time that earned her pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500. Danica deserves tremendous praise for her accomplishment. We'd like to point out that ... More

IOC Decision on Wrestling Hurts Olympic Brand

This week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport. This devastating decision comes after years of challenging times for our nation's wrestlers, who, despite facing a large brunt of the cuts due to Title IX proportionality, have remained resilient. Here's an official ... More

Update: LLCC Won’t Rescind Men’s Soccer

Some good news for the men's soccer players at Lincoln Land Community College: their team won't be dropped due to public outcry. The State Journal-Register reports: The Lincoln Land Community College men’s soccer team was in danger of being cut until the school announced Tuesday it will continue the program. LLCC ... More

Another Men’s Soccer Team Possibly Dropped

The State-Journal Register reports that Lincoln Land Community may drop men's soccer for men's golf. Why? Well the number of male athletes at the school, of course: A proposal to terminate the men’s soccer program at Lincoln Land Community College and replace it with men’s golf will go before the school’s board of ... More

Continuing Unhappiness with New Booster Regs.

The last we heard from parents in New Mexico dealing with new booster club regulations, they were frustrated. Upset that their hard-earned voluntary donations would likely impact their kids' sports less if pooled together, discouraged from participating in club activities, concerned about bureaucratic interference. We... More

Why Men’s Soccer Suffers

The Daily Reville, the student newspaper at Louisiana State University (LSU), claims that "antiquated Title IX laws [are] keeping LSU from a men's soccer program." We agree. The overwhelming evidence, including our 2008 analysis of soccer disparities in Division I schools, proves that proportionality harms men's ... More

Booster Club Parents Fed up with Regs

Booster club parents and volunteers in New Mexico high schools have become unsatisfied with and deterred by overzealous Title IX court rulings and state law that require evenly distributing private earmarked donations among all activities. As we warned last year, pooled donations will dwindle total contributions as parents ... More