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    This is the article I was referring to-it makes little sense to me although the girl is moving to MASS. instead of GA. The article stil makes little to no sense to me -there are 2-3 follow ups on this .
    Go to IndyStar.com and searrch Title IX girl moving to Mass.


    Tammy Hurley filed a Title IX lawsuit in federal district court in Indianapolis on Monday on behalf of her daughter against Franklin County High School, its girls basketball opponents and the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Hurley's lawyer, William R. Groth said.


    Title IX is the 1972 federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender by institutions that receive federal money. The suit challenges the scheduling differences between boys and girls basketball teams, with boys playing more games Friday and Saturday nights and girls more weekday evening games.
    Former Franklin County coach Amber Parker previously had filed a similar suit, but her husband, Jason Parker, is being transferred to Massachusetts, which likely will end her Title IX case.
    "(This) would prevent the Title IX claims from becoming moot when Amber and her family moves to Massachusetts as there would continue to be a live controversy involving the Hurley daughter over the gender-based discriminatory scheduling as she will be a junior this year and plans, again, to play girls varsity basketball," Groth said in an e-mail.
    Hurley's case has been assigned to Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, but Groth requested it be consolidated with the Parker suit, which is being presided over by Judge William Lawrence. A summary judgment decision is expected within the next four months.
    The suit alleges the IHSAA was put on notice by federal authorities as early as 1997 that gender-based scheduling disparity was occurring, but the organization ignored that warning and allowed the discrimination to continue. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in Chicago sent a letter about the scheduling disparity to Bob Gardner, then commissioner of the IHSAA in 1997.
    At that time, girls teams played 10.5 percent of their games on Friday nights compared with the boys' 48.1 percent, according to a story in The Star on March 1, 1997. Those numbers have improved, according to research done by The Star for the 2008-09 season. Neither Robert Baker, lawyer for the IHSAA, nor Tom Wheller, lawyer for the schools, could be reached for comment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Apropos of nothing--a young girl has filed a new law suit against (Georgia),the state to which she is moving from Indiana, to ensure Title IX will be universally applied ???
    Seems this sophomore basketball player is moving from Indiana to GA. and wants to ensure she will not be cut from the GA. team .The article was in today's Indianapolis Star and was poorly written and dealt with a topic I find repugnant .Google at your own peril .
    Boy did you mess that one up.

    The coach is moving to MA, not the athlete. The coach initially filed the discrimination suit against the Indiana Athletic commission. She's moving out of state, so now another family has filed a similar suit on behalf of student since the first would be dismissed once the coach left the state. The todo is entirely over girls bball not being scheduled for weekend games as often as the boys.
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    If it is just about scheduling games on a weekend, then this is an easy one. Boys basketball pays the bills, therefore it will be scheduled on weekends when people are off work and students can attend. Heck, most wrestling schedules are made AFTER bb games are scheduled because of the same issue. It is not a boy vs. girl thing.

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    Or, they could do it like my highschool conference did........boys and girls schedules mirrored each other. In other words, both boys and girls played the same team on the same day, if boys were away, then girls were home, and vice versa. Non-conference games obviously had different opponents, but the home and away rules were still applied.

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    The most troubling aspect of the article, to me, was that women who participate in Cross-Country, indoor track, and outdoor track and field can only be counted once.

    I wonder if the same rule would be applied to someone who played both Football and Basketball, or Football and Baseball? e.g. Drew Henson, or Charlie Ward

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    Sorry,
    This was the 3rd or 4th part of a series and I was less than enthralled with the subject matter . Indiana has always had girls bball games during the week (save for sectionals , regionals and state ),Wrestling also has meets only on weeknights unless a tournament or State ,Basketball gets whatever they want .
    My senior year (1976), the girls played on Tuesdays and Thursdays with no State . Why bring up a 35 year old issue ? , especially when ALL sports are DYING as IN. is bankrupt ?

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