Saving Sports

Blog of the American Sports Council.

Why No Big 12 Men’s Soccer

LandThieves is asking some uncomfortable questions about Title IX and Big 12 Soccer: A good friend of mine asked me this a couple of weeks ago. He told me OU didn't have a soccer team, neither did OSU. I was sure he was misinformed. Being a former auditor, I decided to check it out. Sho'nuff, neither school has men's ... More

The Million Wrestler March

When somebody tells you that the way Title IX is enforced isn't hurting our country, point them at this video. Sign me up. More

Save Oregon Wrestling

The good folks at the University of Oregon aren't going down without a fight. More

Pacific Legal Foundation Aids in Effort to Keep Title IX Out of High Schools

By Steven G. Gieseler The College Sports Council has been kind enough to ask me to contribute to this weblog, on the issue of Title IX's application to high school sports. As the Pacific Legal Foundation attorney representing CSC in its petition action now before the Department of Education, I'm well-aware of the fine ... More

The Gathering Storm of Title IX Enforcement

It has been a terrible Spring season for colleges across the country under pressure from the Title IX gender quota. Many schools have been forced to eliminate athletic programs, most notably James Madison University which cut seven men’s teams – the most ever axed at one time by any school. Scores of other schools have ... More

Gender Quotas for the Congressional Baseball Game?

Representative Linda Sanchez writes on the Huffingtonpost this morning that she will be playing in the annual Congressional baseball game – as a personal tribute to Title IX. (Assuming that she doesn’t sprain a wrist from patting herself on the back). Along with the self-congratulation (the congresswoman got a ... More

Study Reveals Men’s Athletic Teams Disappearing: CSC Exposes Widespread Damage to Men’s Teams Throughout the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 20, 2007 – A study announced today by the College Sports Council shows that men’s athletic teams are disappearing in dozens of states as a result of onerous Title IX enforcement. Sports that are thriving on the high school level are now entirely missing in many states. Despite an explos... More

College Sports Council, Pacific Legal Foundation call on U.S. Dept. of Education to clarify Title IX rules for High School Sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 20, 2007 – Two leading national organizations today called on the U.S. Department of Education to clarify that Title IX’s compliance standard for colleges, known as three part test, does not apply to High School sports teams. The request was made today by the College Sports Council, a ... More

CSC Provides the Platform: Student Athletes Speak Out Against Cuts

Sports Council Update, November 2006 FROM: Jessica Gavora, CSC Director of Communications Dear Friends of the CSC; When James Madison University (JMU) announced on September 29 the elimination of 10 athletic teams in order to comply with Title IX proportionality - the largest ... 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 ... More