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College Sports Council Praises U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report on Title IX Reform

CSC Chairman Says All Athletes Deserve Equal Protection Under the Law

Contact: Eric McErlain

April 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 2, 2010 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."

"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' recent recommendation to reform Title IX is consistent with the College Sports Council's (CSC) position that all students, male and female, deserve equal protection under the law.  The current regulations governing Title IX sanction discrimination against boys on the basis of their gender. The CSC believes, as does the Civil Rights Commission, that 'the regulations for Title IX be revised to explicitly take into account the athletic interests of both sexes rather than just the interests of the underrepresented sex.' It is simply common sense that schools should be permitted to survey all their students in order to determine student interests."

The College Sports Council is a national coalition of coaches, parents, athletes and alumni.

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