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College Sports Council Changes Name to American Sports Council
After almost a decade leading the fight to reform Title IX enforcement, the College Sports Council (CSC) today announced that it was changing its name to the American Sports Council (ASC) effective immediately.

CSC launches Saving Sports Blog
Our new Blog will serve as an ongoing, regularly updated online newsletter that chronicles the CSC position on Title IX issues and emerging developments.

Study shows Historically Black Colleges and Universities struggle to meet Title IX's proportionality test.
A study by the College Sports Council shows that, due to their student gender ratio approaching 2-1 female to male, nearly all of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are out of compliance with Title IX's proportionality standard.

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CSC Issues National Appeal for "Common-Sense Reform" of Title IX
Washington, D.C., June 23, 2008 -- The College Sports Council and the Independent Women's Forum issued a national appeal on the 36th anniversary of the passage of Title IX calling on men and women to work together to effect "straightforward and common-sense" reform to the law's enforcement mechanism in college athletics.

Olympic Greats John Naber, Peter Vidmar, Dan Gable and Cael Sanderson join with Actor Billy Baldwin Calling for 'Common Sense' reform of Title IX
Washington, D.C., August 4, 2008  Over 25 U.S. Olympians and over 35 NCAA Champions have endorsed a College Sports Council petition calling on the U.S. Congress to enact common sense reform of the federal regulations governing Title IX compliance.

College Sports Council Praises U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report on Title IX Reform
The following is a statement from Eric Pearson, Chairman of the College Sports Council, concerning the report issued yesterday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights entitled, "Title IX Athletics: Accommodating Interest and Abilities."

Obama admin. Rolls Back Title IX reforms
The College Sports Council denounced an effort by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to undermine student interest surveys as a way to comply with Title IX. The decision by the OCR comes just weeks after the US Commission on Civil Rights issued a report calling for Title IX reform, including surveys

CSC Study on NCAA Soccer Highlights Opportunity Gap Between Male and Female Players
A study by the College Sports Council (CSC) released on the eve of the 2010 World Cup reveals apparent disparate treatment of male soccer players by NCAA Division I schools.

College Sports Council Criticizes Court Decision Rejecting Varsity Status for Competitive Cheer
The following is a statement from Eric Pearson, Chairman of the College Sports Council, concerning a decision yesterday by a federal judge in Connecticut that determined that NCAA member institutions could not grant varsity status to competitive cheer teams under Title IX:

Double Fault: Tennis not helped by Title IX Enforcement; Fails to boost opportunities for women and eliminates men's teams.
As the attention of sports fans turns to the U.S. Open, a new report reveals tennis opportunities shrinking at the highest levels of the college game, NCAA Division I.

College Sports Council Urges High Schools to Fight Use of Gender Quotas to Comply with Title IX in Athletics
The College Sports Council (CSC) is urging public schools nationwide to resist pressure from the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) to enforce gender quotas in high school athletics. The CSC, along with two allied organizations, says that applying the same standard used in intercollegiate athletics for Title IX compliance to high schools is unconstitutional and could result in sidelining as many as 1.3 million male athletes.

Earlier today, the New York Times published a story about how schools misreport athletics participation data in order to comply with Title IX. The following statement can be attributed to Leo Kocher, the President of the College Sports Council:

American Sports Council Sues U.S. Department of Education to Prevent Use of Title IX Quotas in High School Athletics
Applying Quotas to High School Sports Violates Constitution's Equal Protection Clause

The American Sports Council (ASC) filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) today, alleging that the use of gender quotas to enforce Title IX in high school athletic programs is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection Clause. Attorneys at the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of the ASC. The suit is entitled, American Sports Council vs. Department of Education.

Findings of First-of-a-Kind Study Reveals Apparent Scholarship Discrimination by NCAA
The findings of a first-of-a-kind study of NCAA participation and scholarship data conducted by the College Sports Council (CSC) shows that in NCAA Division I "gender symmetric sports" (teams where both male and female athletes participate), female students are accorded far more opportunities than male students to compete and earn scholarships.

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