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    Press Release Contact: Eric McErlain (202) 904-2416

    Olympic Greats John Naber, Peter Vidmar, Dan Gable,and Cael
    Sanderson, join with Actor Billy Baldwin Calling for 'Common Sense
    'reform of Title IX

    Washington, D.C., August 4, 2008 ? Over 25 U.S. Olympians and over 35
    NCAA Champions have endorsed a College Sports Council petition calling
    on the U.S. Congress to enact common sense reform of the federal
    regulations governing Title IX compliance.

    As of today, U.S. Olympic champions John Naber (4x Gold, Swimming,
    1976), Peter Vidmar (Gold, Gymnastics, 1984), Dan Gable (Gold,
    Freestyle Wrestling, 1972) and Cael Sanderson (Gold, Freestyle
    Wrestling, 2004) as well as actor Billy Baldwin, who wrestled in
    college at SUNY Binghamton have signed the petition.

    " I support the CSC's efforts to reform Title IX, so that the law can
    continue to protect women from discrimination, but without harming
    men. If we don't reform the current regulations that govern Title IX,
    we will continue to see more athletic programs eliminated, and that
    would be a tragic loss," said Olympic swimming legend John Naber.

    On June 23, 2008, the CSC launched a national petition drive on the
    36th anniversary of the passage of Title IX calling on men and women
    to work together to effect "straightforward and common-sense" reform
    to the law's enforcement mechanism in college athletics.

    The text of the petition reads:

    WHEREAS ? Men's collegiate athletic teams are being eliminated and
    rosters are being capped at an alarming rate in order to comply with
    the "proportionality" enforcement prong ...

    WHEREAS ? Women collegiate athletes are being robbed of their
    training partners, teammates and biggest supporters when men's teams
    are eliminated ...

    WHEREAS ? Straightforward and common-sense fixes to the enforcement
    mechanism are already available ? such as a simple survey that would
    allow any student, male or female, to express interest and be given
    opportunity ...

    WHEREAS ... The law's current method of enforcement is discriminating
    against male athletes and artificially limiting opportunities to
    participate ...

    WHEREAS ... The current tenor of the debate over the future of Title
    IX sets up a zero sum contest pitting men against women that hurts the
    collective cause of all college athletes ...

    BE IT RESOLVED ... That men and women across the country come together
    to discuss and implement a set of common sense reforms to Title IX
    enforcement that maximizes the opportunities of all college athletes
    regardless of gender.


    The petition can be signed online at:

    The College Sports Council is a national coalition of coaches,
    parents, athletes, and alumni devoted to the preservation and
    promotion of the student athlete experience.

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