The secret gender gap in South Bend’s high school basketball programs

Clay High School’s sophomore point forward, Morgan Frasier, said her favorite aspect of basketball is how it allows for constant improvement. Photo by Cassidy McDonald

By Cassidy McDonald and Grace Watkins

In 2009, an Indiana girls basketball coach sued over Franklin County High School’s scheduling discrepancy: At the time, 95 percent of Franklin County boys basketball games took place in “prime time” (Friday and Saturday nights and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving), compared with just 53 percent of girls games.

The coach, Amber Parker, won her lawsuit against the Indiana High School Athletic Association in 2012. The courts ruled that this scheduling discrepancy was a violation of Title IX. Continue reading