Beth Goetz

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Big changes underway for college sports

At present, little is certain except uncertainty

College sport as we now know it is being dragged into the 21st century through numerous legal challenges. The latest occurred last week when a University of Wisconsin player joined a lawsuit against the NCAA that accuses them of illegally capping compensation to athletes. Whatever the end result, who will decide how the economic pie ultimately is sliced? Who will get full portions while others either get crumbs or nothing at all? Each of the three women who spoke at the October 21 U of M Tucker Center fall lecture agreed that what’s certain is the uncertainty, especially where women’s sports and non-revenue sports are concerned. Continue Reading →

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No diversity in latest U of M sports admin hires



Dr. Richard Lapchick last November, in his annual report card on campus leadership positions, wrote, “The general picture [is that] White men run college sport.” The University of Minnesota continues to provide a specific illustration of that general picture. U of M Athletic Director Norwood Teague announced during a February 28 meeting with local reporters, including the MSR, that Beth Goetz will start next month as senior associate athletics director and senior women’s administrator. Two additional positions, associate AD of strategic communications and a new marketing director, Teague said he hopes to have filled soon. “I’m busy building a team,” stated Teague, who was hired as Gopher AD last April. However with Goetz’s hiring, Teague’s senior administration remains nearly all White, since all of his hires, including Executive Associate Athletics Director David Benedict, have been non-Black. Continue Reading →

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