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Rick Eckstein Revisited: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls Sports

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January 4, 2019- Youth sports are one way for student athletes to prepare for college athletics. But what’s the cost for families? And are elite programs worth it? Author Rick Eckstein visited New Mexico earlier this year and sat down with our correspondent Khalil Ekulona to talk about youth sports, women’s sports and what’s at stake for young athletes – in New Mexico and across the country.

Guest:
Rick Eckstein, author of “How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline” 

For Further Reading:
How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline

Addressing Title IX Compliance At UNM

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August 10, 2018 – Finances aren’t the only issue in the UNM Athletics Department. The university also appears to be out of compliance with Title IX when it comes to equity in opportunities for male and female athletes.

Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down this week with Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez, UNM Title IX coordinator Heather Cowan, report author Helen Grant, and political psychologist Martha Burk. They discuss how compliance is measured, what changes could be considered to bring UNM Athletics into compliance and what university officials will do in the future to ensure women have equal opportunities in sports. 

Previous coverage of UNM Athletics:

Reporting Scores & Covering The Finances Of UNM Athletics

UNM Athletics Director Eddie Nuñez Assesses The Department’s Past & Potential Future