a place on the team the triumph and tragedy of title ix

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A Place On The Team

Author : Welch Suggs
ISBN : 1400826543
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Place on the Team is the inside story of how Title IX revolutionized American sports. The federal law guaranteeing women's rights in education, Title IX opened gymnasiums and playing fields to millions of young women previously locked out. Journalist Welch Suggs chronicles both the law's successes and failures-the exciting opportunities for women as well as the commercial and recruiting pressures of modern-day athletics. Enlivened with tales from Suggs's reportage, the book clears up the muddle of interpretation and opinion surrounding Title IX. It provides not only a lucid description of how courts and colleges have read (and misread) the law, but also compelling portraits of the people who made women's sports a vibrant feature of American life. What's more, the book provides the first history of the law's evolution since its passage in 1972. Suggs details thirty years of struggles for equal rights on the playing field. Schools dragged their feet, offering token efforts for women and girls, until the courts made it clear that women had to be treated on par with men. Those decisions set the stage for some of the most celebrated moments in sports, such as the Women's World Cup in soccer and the Women's Final Four in NCAA basketball. Title IX is not without its critics. Wrestlers and other male athletes say colleges have cut their teams to comply with the law, and Suggs tells their stories as well. With the chronicles of Pat Summitt, Anson Dorrance, and others who shaped women's sports, A Place on the Team is a must-read not only for sports buffs but also for parents of every young woman who enters the arena of competitive sports.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Walter Byers
ISBN : 0472084429
Genre : Education
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Walter Byers, who served as NCAA executive director from 1951 to 1987, was charged with the dual mission of keeping intercollegiate sports clean while generating millions of dollars each year as income for the colleges. Here Byers exposes, as only he can, the history and present-day state of college athletics: monetary gifts, questionable academic standards, advertising endorsements, legal battles, and the political manipulation of college presidents. Byers believes that modern-day college sports are no longer a student activity: they are a high-dollar commercial enter-prise, and college athletes should have the same access to the free market as their coaches and colleges. He favors no one as he cites individual cases of corruption in NCAA history. From Byers' first enforcement case, against the University of Kentucky in 1952, to the NCAA's 1987 "death penalty" levied against Southern Methodist University of Dallas, he shows the change in the athletic environment from simple rules and personally responsible officials to convoluted, cyclopedic regulations with high-priced legal firms defending college violators against a limited NCAA enforcement system. This book is a must for anyone involved in college sports--athletes, coaches, fans, college faculty, and administrators. "There has been no other executive in the history of professional, college, or amateur sports who has had such an impact in his area." --Keith Jackson, ABC Sports "Walter Byers has done more to shape intercollegiate athletics that any single person in history. He brought a combination of leadership, insight, and integrity to intercollegiate athletics that we will never again see equaled." --Bob Knight, Head Basketball Coach, Indiana University As NCAA executive director, Byers started the an enforcement program, pioneered a national academic rule for athletes, and signed more than fifty television contracts with ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Turner Broadcasting. He oversaw the growth of the NCAA basketball tournament to one that, in 1988, grossed $68.2 million. As the one person who has been inside college athletics for forty years, Walter Byers is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the NCAA and today's exploitation of college athletes.

Encyclopedia Of Title Ix And Sports

Author : Nicole Mitchell
ISBN : 0313335877
Genre : Law
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Features over one hundred and fifty entries on people, organizations, and court cases related to Title IX, contains alphabetical and topical lists of entries, and includes a chronology of events from 1921 to 2005.

Getting In The Game

Author : Deborah L. Brake
ISBN : 9780814760390
Genre : Law
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The first legal analysis of Title IX assesses the successes and failures of the landmark federal statute enacted in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in education,

Before Brittney

Author : Dr. Nancy R. Goodloe
ISBN : 9781460230312
Genre : Education
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"This book is about champions in women's athletics at Baylor University--the champions who provided the advocacy and leadership for the women's athletic program, and the champions who have brought Baylor's women's athletic program to the national prominence it enjoys in 2012"--Jacket.

Student Athletes Perceptions Of Title Ix Compliance

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ISBN : 9780549906179
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The study focuses on student-athletes' perceptions of the D-III institutions' achievements in equity between genders in their athletic programs as mandated by Title IX. The study was conducted at the ten institutions in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) providing a final useable data set of 450 student-athletes. Thirteen criteria of equity were assessed (Good Sports Inc. & Title IX and Gender Equity Specialists, 2003). The student-athletes served as a guide to the perceptions of equity at their institution, while the athletic directors provided information concerning the institutional perspectives. The study revealed that male and female student-athletes perceived equity in eight of thirteen programmatic areas. There were five of thirteen areas in which male and female student-athletes perceived that men were treated better than women. The second part of the study investigated whether gender and various college characteristics affected the perception of gender equity among student athletes. The study concluded that gender, GPA, and type of institution (public vs. private) were significant independent variables in the model. The study concludes with recommendations for athletic directors and institutions for improving both the perception and the reality of gender equity among student athletes.

Title Ix

Author : Susan Ware
ISBN : 9781478622642
Genre : History
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Many know Title IX as groundbreaking legislation that protects people from sex-based discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Yet, many do not know the history of women’s sports before Title IX, the history of the amendment, and the struggle for its implementation. These topics and more are discussed in Ware’s well-researched and reader-friendly Introduction, followed by 26 provocative, pertinent documents. The carefully selected writings, organized in chronological order, balance the views of policymakers, legislators, and commentators with the voices of individuals whose lives were shaped by the law. Ware purposely presents conflicting points of view to encourage analytical thinking and lively classroom discussion about gender equity, both in sports and in American society as a whole.

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