Saturday, December 13, 2008

NCAA telling colleges not to point to Title IX when it cuts more men's athletic programs

According to U. S. News and World Report, the NCAA is advising schools not cite Title IX as the reason it will have so shut down more men's athletic programs:
As a number of athletic departments prepare to cut some men's teams to trim budgets, NCAA president Myles Brand has put out a call for schools to leave Title IX out of it. He has pre-emptively asked schools with shrinking athletic programs to blame the economic downturn for their problems—and not the federal law that bans sex discrimination at schools and requires institutions to maintain a commitment to women's sports, USA Today reports.
Speaking of which, where are the Republican voices calling for the repeal of this ridiculous federal rule? Where's my telescope?

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