Thursday, October 24, 2019

Are You In Compliance?

OCTOBER 24, 2019 | written by Steve Ulrich
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1. Are You In Compliance?

On its surface, a lawsuit against the University of Kentucky is like many classic Title IX legal battles. It accuses the institution of not providing women with athletics opportunities proportionate to those it gives men.The devil is in the details.
The case relies on Equity in Athletics data, which show that in 2017 women at the university had 183 fewer opportunities to participate in varsity athletics than men did, proportionate to each gender’s respective enrollments. The two students in the case, Lisa Niblock and Meredith Newman, are suing because the university’s numbers aren’t where they are supposed to be.

Here’s the kicker: Kentucky may not be alone. Of the 1,085 institutions governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 815 are likely to be out of compliance with the law, according to the Equity in Athletics data. Check your institution here.

>> Three Prongs: 1) substantial proportionality; 2) history of expanding opportunities for the underrepresented sex; 3) fully meet the demonstrated interest of the underrepresented sex.

>> What They're Saying: “I don't think there's enough NCAA sports for us to add enough sports to get to proportional. So that's the good thing about the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX, it gives you three ways to comply.” - Lawrence R. (Bubba) Cunningham, athletic director at North Carolina

>> The Big Picture: "Title IX does not require an institution to provide any athletics opportunities to its students. What it does require is that an institution provide equal opportunity to both genders in any program it chooses to offer." - Raymond J. Pettine, U.S. District Court Judge, 1996

>> Reality Check: “Basically, no school can meet prong two. If you're not meeting prong one, then really it's about prong three, which is showing you're fully accommodating the interests and abilities of your female students.” - Neena Chaudhry, general counsel at the National Women’s Law Center.

>> Go Deeper from the Chronicle of Higher Education ($)

2.  Show Them The Money

Governors are, in theory, the most powerful people in their states – or, at the very least, the most visible figureheads. They're responsible for implementing policies, managing budgets and signing bills into law.
They also earn only a fraction of what public school Football Bowl Subdivision coaches earn.
According to USA TODAY Sports' annual review of coaches compensation – and governor salary data compiled by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Council of State Governments – governors will make about 6%, on average, of what the highest-paid public school coach in their state will make in 2019.
Governor salaries range from $90,000 to $201,000, according to the data, while coaching compensation at the FBS level typically exceeds seven figures, including salaries north of $5 million for elite coaches at Power Five schools.

>> Situational Awareness: It's important to note that governors are elected public servants while college football coaches are employees in a free market ecosystem that allows different schools to compete for their services.

>> Go DeeperWhat does your favorite FBS coach make? Thanks to USA TODAY.


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3.   Topping the Charts

The first regional rankings of the 2019 fall season were released on Wednesday. Here is who tops each region in each sport.

Field Hockey
Great Lakes: Centre (14-0)
New England East: Endicott (12-4)
New England West: Middlebury (13-0)
North Atlantic: Geneseo (14-2)
South Atlantic: TCNJ (13-0)
South: Salisbury (13-1)

Soccer (W)
Central: Washington-St. Louis (13-1-1)
East: William Smith (11-1-1)
Great Lakes: Carnegie Mellon (9-3-1)
Mid-Atlantic: Messiah (13-1-1)
New England: Tufts (10-1-2)
North: St. Thomas (10-2-2)
South Atlantic: TCNJ (12-1)
West: Pomona-Pitzer (12-1-1)

Soccer (M)
Central: Calvin (15-1)
East: Rensselaer (13-1-1)
Great Lakes: John Carroll (11-2-2)
Mid-Atlantic: Johns Hopkins (10-2-1)
New England: Amherst (11-0-2)
North: Luther (11-3-1)
South Atlantic: Christopher Newport (9-2-3)
West: Trinity, Texas (8-3-2)

Volleyball (W)
Central: St. Olaf (21-4)
Great Lakes: Calvin (19-1)
Mid Atlantic: Johns Hopkins (23-0)
Midwest: Chicago (21-1)
New England: Tufts (19-1)
New York: Clarkson (20-3)
South: Emory (19-2)
West: Colorado College (25-2)

4. Polls
Cross Country (M) - USTFCCCA
  1. North Central
  2. Williams
  3. Pomona-Pitzer
  4. Carnegie Mellon
  5. Johns Hopkins
  6. Wartburg
  7. Chicago
  8. Claremont-M-S
  9. Washington-St. Louis
  10. Geneseo
11. Calvin, 12. MIT, 13. Berea, 14. Otterbein, 15. Rensselaer, 16. UW-La Crosse, 17. John Carroll, 18. Colby, 19. St.Olaf, 20. Case Western.

21. UW-Stevens Point, 22. Emory, 23. Haverford, 24. Bates, 25. Middlebury, 26. St. Lawrence, 27. Ithaca, 28. NYU, 29. St. Thomas, 30. Carleton, 31. Dickinson, 32. Amherst, 33. UC Santa Cruz, 34. UW-Stout, 35. UW-Eau Claire.

>> Hello: Colby, St. Thomas
>> Bye-Bye: UW-Oshkosh, Trine

Cross Country (W) - USTFCCCA
  1. Johns Hopkins
  2. Washington-St. Louis
  3. MIT
  4. Williams
  5. Dickinson
  6. Tufts
  7. Chicago
  8. Geneseo
  9. Carleton
  10. Pomona-Pitzer
11. UW-Eau Claire, 12. Oberlin, 13. Claremont-M-S, 14. St. Thomas, 15. Rensselaer, 16. Bates, 17. Wartburg, 18. Middlebury, 19. John Carroll, 20. Washington and Lee.

21. Vassar, 22. Baldwin Wallace, 23. UW-La Crosse, 24. Rochester, 25. Hope, 26. Carnegie Mellon, 27. RIT, 28. Allegheny, 29. Centre, 30. UC Santa Cruz, 31. Wesleyan, 32. Gustavus Adolphus, 33. Calvin, 34. Emory, 35. NYU.

>> Hello: UW-La Crosse, Carnegie Mellon, Gustavus Adolphus, Calvin, NYU.
>> Bye-Bye: St. Olaf, Case Western, Elmhurst, Coast Guard, UW-Oshkosh, Swarthmore

5.  1 Nut Thing


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