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Title IX lawsuit ruling orders weekend games
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:08 PM

INDIANAPOLIS - Franklin County High School girls basketball players – and nine other schools who play them, including all three Dearborn County schools - will be playing more weekend games as a result of its former coach’s lawsuit.

Approved Oct. 15, a federal consent decree between the Franklin County Community School Corp. and former girls varsity basketball coach Amber Parker sets a legal precedent which could affect the entire state, attorneys claim.

The decree, approved in 7th U.S. Circuit Court in Indianapolis, as described by Parker attorney William Groth, calls for girls and boys games to be scheduled equally by the 2016-17 school year, with interim steps of two weekend games to be added each season until then.