Title IX and Lehman Athletics: A Winning Combination

Forty years ago this June (June 23, 1972 to be exact) the historic legislation, Title IX, was passed, putting in motion the ongoing battle to provide equal opportunities for both men and women within college athletics (among many other aspects of the law).  Per the United States Department of Labor website:

    No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or...

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Take Me Out to the...South Field?

It's that time of year again when the weather starts getting warmer, the days start getting longer, and the end of the school year is in sight.  Outside of the college realm, it's also the time of year that the national pastime, baseball, officially begins.

Although the first game of the 2012 Major League Baseball season was technically held last week with the Mariners and Athletics opening things many miles and time zones away in Japan, most (including yours truly) associate this week as the...

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Writers Beware: The Collateral Damage of Linsanity

Now that Jeremy Lin has come down to earth, and the Knicks have shown themselves to be nothing more than playoff hopefuls this year, there remain two  lessons to be learned by student and professional writers alike.

With the rise of Jeremy Lin, who could ignore the pun frenzy in the media: "Linsanity"; "The Lin Dynasty"; "Lin-Diesel"; a virtual smorgasbord of puns! A headline writer's dream.

Until it became careless, unprofessional, and irresponsible. An ESPN writer was terminated for writing...

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Not Just A Former Athlete

So I certainly can't take credit for finding out about this story through good old fashioned journalistic know-how and fact gathering, but it's one that I felt deserves sharing nonetheless (hat tip to Lehman head track coach Lesleigh Hogg for sharing).

The term student-athlete is often thrown around by institutions of higher learning as a nice marketing term to insist that those who dedicate so much of their time and effort on the playing field are also dedicated students.  It might be a...

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One Step at a Time: Lehman Lightning Women's Basketball

women's basketballThe Lehman Lightning Women’s basketball team has picked itself up by the bootstraps. When assessing the team’s performance thus far, one can conclude that there has been constant, gradual improvement.

Initially struggling out of the gate at 4-6, highlighted by a 53-point thumping at the hands of national powerhouse Amherst College , the Lightning remained poised and confident. After a rough 0-3 start to the season, sophomore guard Chris Mary Martinez reassured that it was simply a matter of...

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A Nod to College Athletics, Lehman Style

As I sat watching the New York Giants prevail in the Super Bowl in front of thousands in the stadium and millions watching around the world, I noticed an outpouring of emotion from the players once the final seconds had ticked off the clock.  The smiles and shouts, though real and filled with enthusiasm, were also laced with great relief.  Sure, victory was sweet and the culmination of months of hard work.  But while the overwhelming majority truly love the game, at the end of the day, it is... Read More »
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