Remember That Time Rowan Athletes Got In Trouble For Practicing In Sports Bras?
Let's go back to the fall of 2018. If you recall, Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ) got itself into a bit of hot water with a lot people after an article was published discussing an issue involving the women's cross country team being banned from their own track all because of their attire..
TheOdysseyOnline published an article that stated Rowan has made the decision to not only push the women from their own track to Glassboro High School's, but to potentially prohibit the women from wearing sports bras to train due to the "distraction" they've been causing Rowan's football team since their track is right next to the football field.
Rowan's president, Ali Houshmand, addressed the issue by posting several responses to social media including this statement on their Facebook page:
Rowan's president went on to address both the school's athletic facility practice policy as well as what was once deemed their "verbal dress code policy" which was that every athlete had to be wearing their designated practice attire for every single training session. The thing about the cross country team is this: at the time, they didn't even have a practice uniform, so everyone was up in arms over the fact that female runners training in sports bras was even such a big deal in the first place.
To read President Ali Houshmand's remarks about the training facility policies, you can check that out HERE. Bottom line, he said that only one team at a time were permitted to use a specific training facility, so that's where the confusion amongst the two teams came into play.
Luckily, the issue has since been sorted out. But man, what a fire that news caused back then.