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College Crosse Prospectus - September 26, 2019: University Of Kentucky Hit With Title IX Lawsuit To Add Women’s Sports Including Lacrosse

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for September 26, 2019.

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A Title IX federal lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky alleging that the University of Kentucky discriminated against female athletes by not adding female sports. One of the lead plaintiffs is a lacrosse player.

Plaintiffs Elizabeth Niblock and Meredith Newman are accusing the university of refusing to create varsity opportunities for women, and they claim the university needs to add 183 women to the athletic program to be in compliance. Plaintiffs Elizabeth Niblock and Meredith Newman are accusing the university of refusing to create varsity opportunities for women, and they claim the university needs to add 183 women to the athletic program to be in compliance ... Niblock is a lacrosse and field hockey player who enrolled at UK in 2017, and the lawsuit states she would be interested in trying out and joining a varsity lacrosse or field hockey team.

You can find a copy of the lawsuit here.

Here’s another article about the suit: “‘They chose to fight.’ 2 students file lawsuit against UK over lack of women’s sports.”

“This was a last resort to file the lawsuit,” said Iowa-based law firm Newkirk Zwagerman, which is representing the students. “The only choice UK left them was to either shrivel up in the corner or fight. They chose to fight. And the only mechanism they have to fight is to file the lawsuit.” The students’ attorneys have asked the court to certify the case as a class action lawsuit on behalf of “all present, prospective, and future female students” at UK who want to participate in varsity lacrosse, field hockey, triathlon or other sports not offered, according to the lawsuit.

Say cheese!!

Syracuse and Denver will face each other in a fall ball scrimmage at SUNY Cortland on October 5th.

Two coaches who’ve combined for 657 wins, 12 NCAA titles and the two highest winning percentages of any active DI coaches will have their programs square off in a fall scrimmage hosted by SUNY Cortland on Saturday, Oct. 5. Syracuse and Denver will face each other at Cortland at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday as the final event of the Red Dragons’ Lacrosse Legends Weekend. Bill Tierney, Denver’s head coach, is a Cortland alum and will be inducted into the Men’s Lacrosse Legends Club that weekend, which brought the event together.

I would very much like to see that, coach Tillman.

Rice’s men’s club lacrosse integrates women into team.

The club lacrosse team is not vastly different from the various other club teams Rice has to offer. They’re a team that competes with other schools and continues to grow in size. But one way in which this team is unique is the make-up of the 27 people on it. As of the first two practices, six women have either showed up to a practice or expressed interest in joining the team, making club lacrosse one of the only mixed-gender team club sports.

Hampton added Collins Gantz to its staff.

Penn State’s motto for 2020 should be “I’M RELOADED!!!”


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Comcast breaks ground on new $50M Esports arena.

Comcast Spectacor is one step closer to changing the sporting landscape in Philadelphia after it broke ground on its $50 million esports stadium Wednesday. The groundbreaking ceremony marks the next step in the development of the 3,500-seat Fusion Arena, a dedicated competitive gaming stadium that will rise in the heart of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.

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