Title IX should not be a scapegoat for some schools’ decisions to cut men’s sports. Women continue to receive fewer athletic opportunities and resources than men, and many schools choose to prioritize men’s football and basketball. While these sports are often described as “revenue sports,” the NCAA reports that the majority of them fail to pay for themselves, much less other teams. Rather than dipping into bloated football and men’s basketball budgets, some schools choose to cut sports, but Title IX neither requires or encourages such action.

Published On: August 11, 2015Associated Issues: AthleticsEducation & Title IX
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