Five myths about women’s sports

By Liz Clarke, Reporter, Washington Post (The real battle lines are between college sports’ “haves” ( football and men’s basketball) and its “have-nots” (men’s Olympic sports and women’s sports), as three-time Olympic gold medalist and law professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar explains in her book “Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change.”) Washington Post story...

Jameis Winston case shows cronyism for star athletes

By Sally Jenkins, Washington Post (“Winston is not free of his accuser yet; she will persist in trying to win some kind of legal resolution. “Unquestionably,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a civil rights lawyer, a CEO of Champion Women (an advocacy group for women in sports) and a legal consultant to the young woman. Winston’s defenders claim his accuser is a gold-digger, but to be frank, a civil lawsuit is the avenue that’s left to her since Florida State’s pally local cops robbed her of a proper criminal inquiry, back when she was an 18-year-old, first-semester freshman dreaming up this supposed scam against a player who had yet to appear in a game and whose name she didn’t yet know. “It’s the only thing a court can give you at this point,” Hogshead-Makar said.) Washington Post story...