Petitioning the NCAA to Fight Gender Violence

Associated Press

Katherine Redmond has said, and proven, many times over that she is still a huge college sports fan -- despite having been raped by Nebraska football player Christian Peter during her first weekend on campus as a freshman 19 years ago and having had to sue the university under Title IX to get it to take responsibility for it.

So Redmond still pays attention to the game but also keeps holding the sport accountable. She took the next step on Wednesday, when she met with NCAA president Mark Emmert in Indianapolis to discuss putting an official gender violence policy in place with the official governing body of college sports.

Specifically, the one that she drew up and sent to him and the executive board last month -- which, to her delight, prompted Emmert to quickly...

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