First up, the Golden Bears
Their case is over an issue Title IX
is meant to address - facilities.
Since construction at the foosball stadium has wiped out their venue, the UC Berkeley
field hockey team has been driving to The Farm
) for practices and will play all their games on the road this season. Full story here
Instead, just weeks
before the start of classes in late August, they said they were told
there was no adequate place on campus for a practice field. They also
found out the Maxwell site was being turned into a practice field for
the football team beginning in 2015, leaving field hockey with no home
field for next season, either.
"It shouldn't even come to that," Monica Marrazzo, a sophomore
from Gilroy, said of a potential lawsuit, "but if it needs to, I'm all
in for it."
(now the Penn State
A.D.) bailed out just in time!
Next up, the Hawkeyes
Seems (former) field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum
was a little rough on her players. They complained about the abuse and, after looking into the allegations over the summer, the University of Iowa
fired her on August 4. Oh yeah, they gave her a severance package of two-hundred grand. More here
On Sept. 3, Newkirk requested Griesbaum’s
reinstatement in a letter sent to UI President Sally Mason. Newkirk
wrote Griesbaum’s firing was “infected by double standards and likely
implicit gender bias as well as other biases touching on her sexual
orientation.” Among the remedies requested by Newkirk include suspending
the termination and reexamining complaints lobbied against Griesbaum
and other coaches. Newkirk also wanted to investigate the language and
behavior of male coaches toward athletes.
So, her defense is "the guys do it too"?
Is this the type of protection Title IX is meant to provide?
Labels: Title IX