Monthly Archives: December 2010

Alumni Day, Starting Line photos

Florida Coastal School of Law had a few different photographers shoot a number of photos of two recent events, Alumni Day (hosted by the Department of Institutional Advancement) and Starting Line (hosted by the Career Services Department).

The school’s Flickr photo now contains 27 different sets and a little more than 2,700 photos. As of today, those photos have been viewed more than 38,00o times. As always, we place high res versions on the page and encourage those pictured to download a copy of their own.

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Looking closer at college coaches’ salaries

With the resignations of Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt and Florida head coach Urban Meyer, the NCAA Football coaching carousel has officially begun in anticipation of next year’s season.

With that in mind, Roger Groves aims to provide some factual info on the salary of college coaches before people start getting up in arms about the amount of money thrown in their direction.

via SportsMoney:

These types of facts are well documented and in fact public information. But rarely have I seen the other side of the story. That is, we see what the institution pays out, but not an economic analysis of what it receives in return. Only then, it seems to me, can one objectively assess whether the amount paid is too high. The companion question is “How do we measure a coach’s value?”

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An older solution to the Newton ‘Pay for Play’ rule

The NCAA recently decided that Cam Newton knew nothing of the allegations surrounding his transfer to Auburn and whether his father had asked for $180,000 in the process.

The decision left many in the sporting world baffled, but Professor Roger Groves poses an old school theory for a solution to this NCAA rule.

via, the latest on SportsMoney.

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USA Swimming sex abuse scandal shocked the aquatics world

Aquatics International tackles the sex abuse topic in the wake of a recent USA Swimming scandal. Former Olympic swimmer, and current Coastal Law professor, Nancy Hogshead-Makar was quoted in the piece, offering her thoughts on how to eliminate predators.

via Aquatics International:

“As a policy matter, it’s not advisable to put the burden on those who have been harassed,” says Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a former Olympic swimming champion and now a law professor at Florida Coastal School of Law and the senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation. “There’s tremendous shame involved, and that makes it difficult for them to be responsible.”

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December decision expected in Deer Valley district Title IX status

Jeffrey Javier, of The Arizona Republic, says that the U.S. Department of Education should decide soon whether to investigate an Arizona school district failing to provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of the Women’s Sports Foundation and Coastal Law professor, spoke to Javier about the story, which can be found here.

Hogshead-Makar cited a compilation of studies that showed girls involved in athletics were healthier and more likely to enter professional careers, such as medicine and law.

She added discriminating against girls in sports is similar to discriminating against them in a classroom.

“Athletics are just as important to girls as math class,” she said.

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