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Why Women Student Athletes Allege Title IX Violations At U Of Oregon


You’ve probably seen those flashy Nike uniforms the University of Oregon’s football team dons for each game. Would you believe the university gives its beach volleyball team hand-me-downs that are tattered and often don’t fit?

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is Title IX?
  2. What is the purpose of Title IX?
  3. According to this news story, why are women student athletes at the University of Oregon alleging Title IX violations?
  4. What is the difference between an officially sanctioned sport at a University and a club sport?
  5. Oregon decided to leave the Pac-12 and join the Big Ten conference. According to this story, how does that impact Oregon’s women’s beach volleyball team?
  6. According to information from this news story, is the University of Oregon the only school that is not in compliance with Title IX regulations?
  7. What can be done to make sure all schools are complying with those regulations?
  8. What is publicity?
  9. How might the publicity created by this lawsuit impact the University of Oregon’s ability to recruit some women student athletes?
  10. Why is that important to the school’s athletics program?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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