Andrew Pearson has had the opportunity to work for several major sports organizations, including the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, during the five years before he set foot on the Lehman campus as the Sports Information Director and Intramurals Coordinator for Lehman Athletics. As the media voice for the Lightning's 18 varsity sports programs, Andrew is always looking for ways to publicize the tremendous achievements of Lehman's student-athletes. When not thinking Lightning athletics, he is eagerly awaiting the day when a New York Mets pitcher will throw the team's first-ever no-hitter.
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...Read More » »
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...Read More » »
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 cynical...Read More » »