Archive for July 2011

Pacific Legal Foundation Weighs in on Title IX and their Law Suit

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The above video further details the ongoing issue with Title IX interpretation and implementation at the high school level, specifically with high school sports. Weigh in (using the comment section below) on this important topic as the impact of what happens will surely be felt all across the country.

USA Today Highlights ASC Suit Against Title IX Enforcement

In continuation of my most recent post, Title IX and High School Sports in the News, last week’s USA Today article, Advocacy group plans Title IX lawsuit over high schools, states that the ASC (American Sports Council), formerly the CSC, will seek legal action against the Department of Education based on their belief that application of... Read more »

Title IX and High School Sports in the News

A recent article in the SportsTribune (Battle over high school girls sports participation levels far from over) brings to light a brewing issue regarding Title IX and high school sports. It is claimed in the piece that the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has charged “12 school districts throughout the country – including locales in... Read more »
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Make no Mistake: THIS IS WHAT SPORTS ARE ALL ABOUT

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Emotions run deep within me as I watch the above video from the recent ESPY’s on Anthony Robles. This young man epitomizes the essence of what it means to be a champion. No, not the pretense of one as so many in our current sports culture seem to validate through their behavior, but a real,... Read more »

College Football Scholarship Not a Sure Thing

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Perusing the internet looking for interesting sports pieces earlier this summer, I ran across a great video by ESPN reporter Steve Delsohn titled “OTL: Over The Limit.,” a title that certainly drew my attention. At first glance, I thought the piece would likely cover coaches and programs going over the NCAA 20 hours a week... Read more »

A Performance Enhancement Worth Looking At

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “performance enhancement?” I would venture to guess that your initial thoughts center on steroids, HGH, Blood Doping, etc. You might even visualize individuals like Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Floyd Landis, or Brian Cushing, all of whom have been identified as past practitioners... Read more »
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World Record Long Jumper Mike Powell Calls For Life Long Ban On Dopers

It’s nice to see world class athletes getting into the act when it comes to PED’s and other performance-enhancement substances. At least that is what came out of the Washington Post PostSports section where they published the article Long jump great Mike Powell asks for life ban on doping offenders by the Associated Press. In... Read more »

Becoming a True Champion on The Sports Doctor: WDCB, 90.9 FM

I was delighted to get an invitation from radio show host Dr. Robert Weil (The Sports Doctor) to speak on his show about my forthcoming book (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) Becoming a True Champion:  Achieving Athletic Excellence From the Inside Out (BATC). The show will air tonight, Thursday, 7/14/2011, at 6:30 p.m. We will be... Read more »

NCAA Pushing For Higher Academic Standards

Being a high school teacher, I am privy to the minimum requirements athletes must maintain in order to compete on sports teams in high school. At the school where I teach, a student athlete must be passing a minimum of five classes to be eligible for competition. Anything less than that and they are ineligible... Read more »
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British Drug Maker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), To Help World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

In a recent Reuters article, GSK signs deal with sport’s World Anti-Doping Agency, Kate Kelland highlights the agreement between WADA and GlaxoSmithKline that allows GSK to “supply WADA with confidential information about medicines in early stage development that may be abused by athletes once licensed…” What this does is allow WADA to develop testing methods... Read more »