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Jul 28, 2004 Athletes Make the Grade Sooner by Failing First: Loophole Outwits NCAA Eligibility Rules

QUOTE: An apparent loophole in National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility regulations is leading an increasing number of top recruits to intentionally fail to graduate from high school so they can improve their chances of playing sooner in college.

Washington Post
Apr 23, 2004 Cartoon on Holocaust Draws Fire at Rutgers

QUOTE: The president of Rutgers University condemned a weekly campus publication on Friday for printing a front-page cartoon that ridiculed victims of the Holocaust. But, citing legal precedents protecting student publications, he said he could not take away its university funds as some critics had urged.

New York Times
Feb 23, 2004 NCAA Tries to Get Handle on Truth

QUOTE: ...Auburn did not acknowledge one major violation alleged by NCAA investigators, an unusual tactic according to those familiar with NCAA investigations.

Washington Post
Jan 30, 2004 U-Colo. Allegedly Used Sex to Recruit Athletes

QUOTE: Like other major football schools, the University of Colorado made big promises to recruit high school stars...But Colorado coaches also dangled another inducement, according to the local prosecutor: sex with attractive female students.

Washington Post
Mar 20, 2003 A Plan to Punish Teams for Poor Grades

QUOTE: According to an N.C.A.A report last fall, which cited statistics provided by the Department of Education, male athletes in Division I were graduating at a rate of 54 percent, up from 51 percent the previous year. But male basketball players in Division I were graduating at a lower rate, and African-American male basketball players were graduating at an even lower rate.

New York Times
Mar 03, 2003 Sports policy unfair, 6th-graders say

QUOTE: ...he believed that all middle-school students should be allowed to participate in all middle-school activities. Parents can decide if their children are too small or immature. Don't deny sports to everyone to protect a few...

Hampton Roads Pilot (Virginia)
Feb 27, 2003 Commission Makes Title IX Suggestions

QUOTE: A presidentially appointed commission recommended yesterday that the Bush administration alter some of the enforcement mechanisms of Title IX, the landmark law that bans sex discrimination in school sports programs, touching off another round of vehement debate over the future of women's athletics.

Washington Post
Feb 25, 2003 Title IX Dissenters Criticize Proposed Changes

QUOTE: Along with other advocates of Title IX, she complained that witnesses permitted to testify before the commission were weighted heavily in favor of critics of the law. That objection is not noted anywhere in the report...

New York Times
Feb 08, 2003 Yoga in Aspen Public Schools Draws Opposition

QUOTE: ...officials with Aspen Elementary School, a public school...invited yoga instructors to conduct classes as part of a pilot program...But some parents and religious leaders here are objecting, saying that teaching yoga in school violates the separation of church and state.

New York Times
Feb 05, 2003 Promoting Tolerance, Not Paying Heed

QUOTE: As Wendy Radcliff, a state human rights commissioner says, "That might fly in Boston, but West Virginia?" Too politically correct. The logical solution, says Ms. Radcliff, who supports a program for all children, including gays, would have been modifying the West Virginia manual.

New York Times
Feb 02, 2003 Texas School District Is Sued Over a Gay-Straight Club

QUOTE: ...students at Klein High School asked the principal for permission to form a Gay-Straight Alliance...the principal nor the school district... has given the students permission to form the club...the president of the A.C.L.U.'s Houston chapter, said the school district appeared to be trying to suppress an unpopular club.

New York Times
Feb 02, 2003 England Battles Racism That Infests Soccer

QUOTE: Almost every country in Europe has racist signs, chants and even violence at soccer stadiums, particularly from rightist groups that single out blacks, Jews, Muslims or other ethnic groups.

New York Times
Jan 29, 2003 Tolerance and Hypocrisy on Gay-Straight Clubs

QUOTE: ...a small group of students at Boyd County High School in rural eastern Kentucky asked to form a Gay-Straight Alliance club...School officials turned them down twice...

New York Times
Jan 28, 2003 Wrestling With Title IX

QUOTE: The legislation was intended to prohibit discrimination against either sex. But what happened in 1979 — and in subsequent re-evaluations of the law — has invited discrimination against male athletes.

New York Times
Jan 24, 2003 Changes To Title IX Considered

QUOTE: The proposals...are the first indication of the Bush administration's plans for changing Title IX, which is widely credited with increasing female participation in collegiate sports over the past three decades.

Washington Post
Jan 19, 2003 Religious Fliers to Be Permitted In Schools

QUOTE: The Fairfax County public school system...will allow religious groups to distribute fliers to students...Previously, the district allowed only nonprofit, nonreligious organizations to post meeting notices...

Washington Post
Oct 08, 2002 Tests target students' tobacco use

QUOTE: ...some schools around the country are administering urine tests to teenagers to determine whether they have been using tobacco. Opponents say such testing violates students' rights...

Boston Globe
Aug 08, 2002 NCAA Could Alter Eligibility Standards: Test Score Emphasis Might Be Played Down

QUOTE: ...the NCAA is likely to begin emphasizing high school grade-point averages instead of the exams.

Washington Post
Aug 01, 2002 Why Change Coaches? It's the Law.

QUOTE: Mike Bellotte had five successful seasons at the helm of the boys' lacrosse team at Severna Park High School, but lost his job because he is not a teacher.

Washington Post
Jun 28, 2002 Justices Allow Schools Wider Use of Random Drug Tests for Pupils

QUOTE: The Supreme Court today upheld the widespread use of random drug testing of public school students in a significant expansion of an earlier ruling that endorsed drug testing for student athletes.

New York Times
May 30, 2002 U.S. Defends Anti-Bias Law on College Sports

QUOTE: The Bush administration expressed at least limited support yesterday for the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in college sports, asking a federal court in Washington to dismiss a lawsuit by coaches of men's college teams who said enforcement of the law was hurting opportunities for male athletes.

New York Times
Mar 01, 2002 Keeping the Game Close: NIU researcher says national TV spotlight linked to how refs call college hoops

QUOTE: "The rules of fair play may actually be the rules of keeping the game close in order to create a product for spectatorship in a very commercialized setting,"...

Northern Illinois University
Dec 15, 2001 O'Leary Resigns As Coach At Notre Dame: Falsified Credentials Lead to Downfall

QUOTE: Less than five days after being introduced as Notre Dame's football coach, George O'Leary resigned late Thursday night amid revelations that he falsified information about his academic credentials and playing career.

Washington Post
Jun 30, 2001 Problems Are Real, Proposals Are Not

QUOTE: [Knight Commission] spent months examining that $60 billion industry called college athletics....Behind the appearance of do-goodism in the Knight report, the truth is that there is a fearful elitism at work...

Washington Post

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