My lovely bride, as you may recall, has terrible taste in men. But she has great taste in issues. She’s working with College Sports Council and asked me if I could pass on the following info. From the press release:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 2, 2006 – Scores of student-athletes that have recently lost their teams because of Title IX enforcement will be holding a rally and press conference in front of the Department of Education on Thursday, November 2 to demand immediate reforms to save college sports. In what will be the largest protest ever for Title IX reform, athletes from dozens of sports and a host of schools will be speaking out, supported by coaches, parents and advocacy groups.
Students have been granted a meeting with DoEd officials immediately following the rally at which they will be delivering a petition detailing specific reform requests, with several hundred signatories….
And here’s the relevant 411:
WHO: Student-athletes, led by 10 recently-eliminated teams from James Madison University, along with parents coaches and advocacy groups. Representatives from eliminated teams at a host of other schools will also be present, including University of Maryland, George Washington University, Rutgers, Howard University and American University.
WHAT: Rally at the front entrance of the Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. Press conference to follow immediately.
WHEN: Thursday, November 2 at 11 a.m.
WHY: Students will decry the ongoing harm caused by the proportionality prong of Title IX and demand immediate reforms to save their sports. During the rally the men’s and women’s track teams will run side-by-side around the Department of Education in protest.
For more details, go to www.savingsports.org
P.S. If you go, you might be able to meet TFJ.