For those of you new to the story, Joseph Stanton's Caring Bridge site is here. Terri's latest post includes:
I’m hoping after today’s parade we’ve gained some new prayer warriors as I put Joseph’s Caring Bridge link on the handout we passed out. If any of you are brand new to Joseph’s Caring Bridge site, WELCOME. We hope that you’ll become a prayer warrior for my “prince” as I love to call him. It wasn’t but about a month ago or so someone left a guestbook message that they just learned about Joseph’s accident and started with the very first entry almost 17 months ago and read every entry. We are so blessed………
SMU's Therese Svendsen was last week's Conference USA Swimmer of the Week. Read more here.
The NCAA's going to allow schools to kick athletes a couple grand extra per year.
Wonder where the money to give 85 football players another $2,000 annually will come from? Don't have to think too hard now, do you?
In a Star-Tribune article (here), Minnesota women's basketball coach Pam Borton knows what'll happen:
Borton fears that the extra financial burden placed on schools could lead to drastic measures.
"You have to be fair, and you have to be consistent across the board whether it's men or women, whether it's tennis or football," she said. "If not, you're going to get into Title IX issues, you're going to get into a lot of other things. ... I think you'll see more sports cut because of this, more opportunities taken away from other student-athletes in other sports."
The Title IX card has been played. Anyone care to bet on which men's sports take a hit?
“WVU swimming and diving is excited to make this move to the Big 12 Conference. The level of competition for swimming and diving in the Big 12 is among the best in the country. Being able to join a conference that historically produces some of the best swimmers and divers in the NCAA will not only help our program grow and improve, but also provide our athletes the best opportunity to reach our goal as a program of consistently competing at the NCAA Championships.”
The City of Mesquite needs an athletics/aquatics coordinator. Info is here.
Title IX Quota Crazies tried to bully Oregon high schools a while back. Catch up here and here. The ASC posted recently on the reason their bluff failed. Read more here.
Jim Bradshaw with the U.S. Department of Education press office, said in an email Wednesday that the Office of Civil Rights dismissed the complaints "because they did not provide facts in support of the allegations so as to raise a potential violation of the Title IX requirement to equally effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of both sexes."
Rain delays in Ranger playoff games? No Sunday morning ride? Small prices to pay for drought relief, right?
On the subject of the Rangers, Joe Buck offered up this important stat during last night's game:
"He's hit half of those home runs here in Arlington."
What a shocker!!
Wait a minute...might it have something to do with the fact that half his games were played in Arlington, Joe?
Effective January 1, 2012, the WADA prohibited list is here.
Officials' clinics list is here. Look for a possible addition soon. Possibly this coming Saturday. If you'd like to set up a clinic, please contact Janet Ellis Cranmer
I'll bet Dr. Bernard Muir wishes he'd never heard of Title IX. Muir is the athletic director at the University of Delaware. He's dumping the men's track and cross country programs in a move he thought would help him with the Title IX quota crowd.
The move backfired. Now, he's dealing with Title IX discrimination claims from the men. Read more here.
Dr. Muir, if you need help don’t be afraid to ask. I’m sure that the alumni, student-athletes and supporters of UD men’s XC and T&F will be more than happy to send you more Title IX complaints to motivate you to do the right thing.
Training for the 2012 SC and/or LC USMS Nationals? Spring short course meet will be in Greensboro, North Carolina. Info is here. Summer long course will be in the Trials pool in Omaha, Nebraska. Info is here.
Halloween's only a few weeks away. Nightmares Fear Factory has posted pics from their past scare-a-thons. View them here.
...and that was before they got to the scary part...
The City of Austin needs an aquatic supervisor. Search their job postings here. Click on "Search Postings", then use job requisition number 069021.
KATY needs an assistant coach. Job is posted on ASCA site. Contact Troy Emmons
If you missed the 2011 ASCA World Clinic and want to hear the presentations, they're available for just $0.99 each. Order here.
Still haven't filled out the Vasa Trainer survey? It's here.
A shakedown of Oregon public schools by the Title IX Quota Crazies has failed. Read more here.
Coos Bay Schools Superintendent Dawn Granger and her colleagues at about 60 other districts in Oregon received notice Monday that the DOE's Office for Civil Rights won't conduct an investigation into a massive Title IX complaint that included 100 Oregon high schools.
Morgan Smith, an attorney with the Oregon School Boards Association's Legal Services Department, said he talked with the OCR lawyer handling the complaint and was told there would be no investigation.
The news did not come as a surprise to local officials.
'I knew that it wasn't something that was probably going to get too far, just because so many schools were involved," Granger said.
But she also said local officials are satisfied they provide ample chances for girls to participate in sports.
Title IX requires that schools that receive federal funding provide equal opportunities for boys and girls.
'Having been in high school sports as long as I have, the opportunities are there," said Granger.
The Star-Telegram ran swim articles this past week!
One told the story of Texas River Shark swimmer Cody McCasland. Read it here.
Another featured Brian & Suzanne Dangelmaier of Arlington ISD. Read that here.
Took tomorrow's quote of the day from Bill Rose's latest contribution to Workout Wednesday on ASCA site. Great stuff!
This guy probably doesn't teach English, but it's worth sharing:
Had a coach in College tell us before the game. We are going to go out there and open a can of whip a** on them. We were fired up. Score at half 42-6 walking back in a Defensive linemen said we done went an open the wrong can.