Sunday, February 17, 2008
Softball Players Sue WVU Tech
Two softball players recently filed a Title IX lawsuit in federal court challenging the inequality of facilties, equipment, and funding for the West Virginia University Institute of Technology softball team. The plaintiffs, Terri Harrison and Alexis Cox, allege that WVU Tech reneged on its promise to install new lights, restrooms and locker rooms at the softball field, which it made last year to resolve a complaint the players had filed with OCR. They also claim that the athletic department retaliated against the team for complaining about the facilities by changing the way scholarship money is awarded and by firing their coach, who had supported their cause.