Title IX at work
#1 Aug 16, 2012
It's nice that the women got the help that was needed back in the 70's but is this really needed in this day and age? Men's sports just keep getting cut time and time again. I read a story that said men made over half of all the athletes in their school but that particular institution was mostly female. Therefore the men's sports were in jeopardy of being cut because the number of male/female athletes have to be proportionally accurate to the school's male/female enrollment. I also read in another article that one school located in the desert was attempting to create a rowing team for the female students because there wasn't enough female participants in relation to the men. A rowing team in the desert? Is this really helping out women by have their male counterparts lose their activity and possibly their scholarship in the process? Could it be that more men makeup the athletes at most schools because they (gasp!) are more interested in sports than women are? Enough is enough and this should come to an end.
#2 Aug 16, 2012
Too bad Men's sports keep getting cut. Can't they just omit football from title IX? As we all know, if a college's student body is 60% female, then the amount of athletes have to be 60% female. The same goes for spending. The problem is that there is no female equivalent for football and therefore the minor men's sports (swimming and wrestling) need to get cut.
Not too long ago Rutgers needed to cut,$175K from one of the men's program to comply with title ix. The institution responded by getting rid of men's tennis team. Just like that, those men are probably out of a scholarship. Did this really help one single woman by have these men missing out on the experience of college sports? Then, National Women's Law Center points out, stated that Rutgers has spent exactly $175K on hotel rooms for the football team during their home
games. Do these people really need to have it explained to them that cutting this expense for the football team is a bad idea?
You see Rutgers obtain a substantial amount of money from football than it does for any other sport, except maybe men's basketball. In order to keep up its revenue, it has to provide an elite product on the field and they obviously do this by obtaining the top high school graduates. Now, in order to obtain these athletes, the school has go out of its way in providing extra incentives (i.e. hotel rooms) so they do not go to a competing school. The vast majority of the college sports do not bring in the revenue like football so they do not have the privilege of spending the night at a quiet hotel room before games as oppose to a noisy dorm room.
Something tells me that the National Women's Law Center knows this and just doesn't care.
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