Why you should care about this year’s NCAA convention

By Luke Cyphers, For espnW.com (“More directly, the upheaval and the pot of football cash gives the NCAA a chance to enforce a 1992 rule to promote gender equity, said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a former Olympic swimming gold medalist and the founder of Champion Women, a nonprofit sports advocacy group. She points out that men still receive $190 million more than women in athletic scholarship money each year. Part of the remedy involves collecting and presenting basic data on schools’ gender-equity numbers transparently, Hogshead-Makar said, but the current Institutional Performance Program data are difficult to assess. “Why not make it easy on people,” she said, “showing: Here’s how you’re doing on participation; here’s how you’re doing on benefits; here’s how you’re doing on scholarships. Make it all one tabulation — one screen shows the whole thing.”)  espnW story...