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Boston College Daily Links: "They've Been In A BCS Bowl"

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Boston College Daily Links: "They've Been In A BCS Bowl"

Boston College Daily Links: This Week In Schadenfreude Considers Permanent Move To Chestnut Hill

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Boston College Daily Links: This Week In Schadenfreude Considers Permanent Move To Chestnut Hill

Women's athletics making progress, but still behind men - CommonWealth Magazine

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An in-depth article about Title IX at UMass: Today, Dixon is the women’s tennis coach at the Univ­ersity of Massachusetts Amherst. She says women athletes at the college level have come a long way since those early days of Title IX, but they still are not on a level playing field with men. Her UMass tennis team, for example, finally got its own locker room this year when an old storeroom that had been used by the long-defunct men’s wrestling team was converted for their use. The women’s lacrosse and soccer teams still share a locker room, unlike their male counterparts. Dixon says there are many other subtle—and not-so-subtle—ways in which women athletes are treated differently than their male counterparts, from food to uniforms to transportation...UMass Amherst reports to the federal government that its women’s basketball team has 21 members. A small caveat to the records indicates six to eight of the team members are men yet are counted as women for Title IX purposes. The men participate in practices, providing extra bodies, challenges, and rest at scrimmages for the dozen or so members of the team.

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