Louisville Cardinals Honor Title IX Godmother

The University of Louisville Athletic Department celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Title IX by honoring the "Godmother of Title IX," Dr. Bernice Sandler, at a women's Basketball game om February 7, 2012. Current female student-athletes, alumni and women's coaches were all present to honor the unprecedented work of Dr. Sandler. She played a major role in the development and passage of Title IX and other laws prohibiting sex discrimination in education, and has been associated with Title IX longer than any other person. The New York Times has referred to her as the “godmother of Title IX.”

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Nancy Hogshead-Makar: Olympic Athletes Need Better Protections from Sexual Harassment and Assault

Reports of sexual abuse in Olympic sports are, regrettably, becoming common. In a typical case, a promising young athlete is groomed over a period of time for a sexual relationship with her coach. What legal protections do athletes competing on club and Olympic teams have from sexual harassment and assault? Read on for perspective from WSF Senior Director of Adovacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar.

Title IX and Superior Genetics Giving "Wellborn" Daughters Their Place in the Spotlight

A new piece in the Wall Street Journal Friday focuses on emerging sports stars who also happen to be the daughters of former sports stars. The article cites Title IX as the spotlight-catalyst for up-and-coming athletes like Lexie Brown, daughter of former Boston Celtic Dee Brown, and Sydney Moss, whose father is newly-retired NFL star Randy Moss.

We Respond: NCAA Now Offering Family Travel Grants

On January 6, 2015, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that it would begin offering travel grants to the families of student-athletes competing in next week’s college football championship game and those competing this spring in the men’s and women’s Final Four basketball tournaments.