Saturday, June 20, 2009

More coverage of Florida case

This site has an interview with Nancy Hogshead-Makar, several student-athletes, and a parent about the lawsuit and injunction Florida Parents for Athletic Equity have filed against the Florida High School Athletic Association which has a policy that will cut athletic contests for all students athletes except football players and cheerleaders. It also mentions the group's Facebook presence which seems to be growing every day.
Then there is this editorial in which the writer sees FHSAA caving. I happen to concur. I don't think it's much of a limb-climbing gesture to say that the chances of this case seeing a courtroom--past preliminary hearings--are pretty small. Unfortunately he calls Hogshead-Makar a pit bull lawyer being followed by pit bull parents carrying the Title IX banner. Not sure how I feel about this. Haven't we heard this pit bull rhetoric recently???
But is also provides some of the economic realities of the situation; as in how much money comes in during football games. Unfortunately FHSAA never really calculated how much the cuts to every other sport would save.