Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Girls' b-ball goes (more) prime time in Indiana

Two years ago this month, the lawsuit initially filed by a former girls' basketball coach in an Indiana high school was dismissed. It was appealed, and last January an appellate court found sufficient violations of both Title IX and the Equal Protections Clause in the way the state high school athletic association scheduled girls' and boys' basketball games. The boys received the "prime time" spots--weekends, while girls' games where scheduled on weeknights.
This week a consent decree was filed with the court, which states that over the next few years two more girls' games will be moved to prime time slots (each year).