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Arthur Bryant of Bailey Glasser Joins Sports Law Expert Podcast as a Guest

Hackney Publications announced today the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Arthur H. Bryant of Bailey Glasser, who is arguably the nation’s foremost plaintiffs’ attorney in the area of Title IX. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of…
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Second Season of Ithaca College Sports Media’s Talking Title IX and College Sports Podcast Underway

The Ithaca College Sports Media’s Talking Title IX and College Sports Podcast has started its second season. Recent episodes featured co-founders of WomenX Mary Ciampo and Tiffany Bullock, J.D., along with intern Arla Davis talking about the DemandIX Campaign; legal scholars Dave McCardle (School of Law at Stirling University) and Sylvia de Mars (Newcastle School…
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MSU Must Adopt the Russell Rule to Improve Its Attitude and Behavior Toward Women

By Scott Hirko, Ph.D. Last week, my friend, a fellow Michigan State alum who now lives in Australia, asked: “why does this keep happening at MSU?”  It’s been a difficult road the past 20 years as an alumni of a school repeatedly involved in, covering up, dismissing, or fighting against sexual harassment and abuse within…
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Embattled MSU Coach Releases Statement, Defending Himself Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

Michigan State University Head Football Mel Tucker has released a statement through his attorney, defending himself against allegations he sexually harassed anti-rape, anti-sexual harassment educator Brenda Tracy, who was on campus investigating MSU’s culture. Tucker’s statement, released by his attorney Jennifer Belveal, follows: “Brenda Tracy’s allegations of harassment are completely false. The proceedings initiated by…
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Florida State’s Refusal to Elevate Women’s Lacrosse to Varsity Status Prompts Title IX Allegations

(Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based publication that has been produced for 20 years and features a searchable archive of close to 5,000 articles and case summaries.) By Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D., Senior Writer, and Professor, Sports Media, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College The question…
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Hermoso Challenges Soccer Official’s Claim that Kiss Was Consensual

The furor over Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales’ aggressive kiss of women’s national team player Jennifer Hermoso continued to build over the weekend after Rubiales suggested he would not resign. Hermoso, who has been very quiet throughout the controversy, then issued a statement hat she felt “vulnerable and the victim of an aggression. “I…
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SFA President Luis Rubiales Needs to Go. Now.

What follows is the statement of Safe Sport International, one of many statements from the international community, regarding Spanish Football Association President Luis Rubiales, whose ongoing behavior toward female athletes is finally being called into question after he forcibly kissed a member of the Women’s National Team after the team won the World Cup: “Safe Sport…
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‘The Path Forward’ – A letter to NCAA members from President Charlie Baker

We are in an unprecedented era for college sports. The environment is rapidly shifting culturally, politically, legally and financially. To address the challenges ahead, the NCAA needs to make real change. At my direction and that of the Board of Governors, the NCAA national office and membership have begun a significant range of work to…
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Association of Ringside Physicians Issue Statement About Transgender Athletes Competing in Combat Sports

The Association of Ringside Physicians issued a statement last month suggesting that transgender athletes should not be allowed compete in combat sports against cisgender athletes. The paper was presented by the following: AUTHORS: Randa Bascharon, DO, MBA, ATC, FAOAO; Nitin K Sethi, MD, MBBS, FAAN; Ryan F. Estevez, MD, PhD, MPH; Mark Gordon MD, CWS,…
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Wisconsin Republicans Reintroduce Bills to Ban Transgender Girls and Women from Female Athletics

By Baylor Spears Wisconsin Republican lawmakers re-introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports and would require student athletes to play on teams that correspond with the sex assigned to them at birth, unless a team is designated as co-ed. Co-authors Rep. Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc) and Sen.…
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