Latest Title IX compliance News

LSU reeling amid protracted reviews of sexual assault cases

Apr. 16, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a logo recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The logo symbolizes an effort to...

Florida House moves to limit transgender students in sports

Apr. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers moved closer to requiring transgender athletes to undergo testosterone or genetic testing — as well as submit to having their genitalia examined — to participate on sports teams in public schools and colleges. The proposal...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

West Virginia transgender athlete bill wins Senate approval

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transgender females in West Virginia would be banned from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges under a bill that narrowly won state Senate approval Thursday. After 90 minutes of passionate debate, the Senate passed...

Column: To pay or not pay college athletes is not the issue

Apr. 02, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

We should've moved on from the issue of whether to pay or not to pay at least some college athletes. Given the billions that are generated by massive television deals and 90,000-seat stadiums — not to mention those pesky antitrust laws — it should be accepted by all...

Players hear 'a lot of talk' from Emmert about Title IX, NIL

Apr. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

A trio of men's basketball players asked NCAA President Mark Emmert during a video call Thursday to abide by, and enforce, Title IX gender equity rules and to create a waiver that would let college athletes start earning money from use of their names, images and likenesses this year. ...

In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women's college sports

Apr. 01, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To hear many of those in charge of Division I programs tell it, the state of play for women's sports could get worse, not better, under proposals that would put more money in the pockets of some college athletes. Via a new Associated Press survey of...

Underly calls superintendent opponent Kerr transphobic

Apr. 01, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin school superintendent candidate Jill Underly accused her opponent Deborah Kerr of being transphobic during a forum Thursday because Kerr supports prohibiting transgender students from playing girls sports. The spirited back and forth came...

UConn rowing alumni trying to save program through Title IX

Apr. 01, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A group of 23 rowing alumni at the University of Connecticut have filed a civil rights complaint over the decision to eliminate the women's team as part of budget cuts in the school's athletic department. UConn s aid last June that it wants to...

AP college sports survey: ADs on revenue sharing, Title IX

Apr. 01, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

The Associated Press asked 357 Division I athletic directors a series of questions about the effects the potential changes to the way athletes are compensated in addition to scholarships would have on college sports. Here are the answers provided by the 99 ADs who participated in the online...