Title IX sucks. Well, at least if you are an Arizona State male athlete. It was announced Tuesday that ASU eliminated three menâ€™s sports, wrestling, swimming and tennis. ASU plans to continue womenâ€™s swimming and tennis.
ASU now has 20 varsity sportsâ€”eight mens, 12 womens.
Yes. Thatâ€™s fair.
Iâ€™m not a fan of these minor sports, but Iâ€™m not a fan of government idiocy either. If menâ€™s swimming canâ€™t make it as a â€œbusinessâ€, I doubt womenâ€™s swimming can. Wait. Women. Water. Swimsuits. I need another example.
If menâ€™s tennis canâ€™t make it as a â€œbusinessâ€, I doubt womenâ€™s tennis can. Wait. Women. Short skirts. Nice legs.
Iâ€™ve lost my train of thought.
Oh yes. If minor menâ€™s sports canâ€™t make it as a business, then it is highly doubtful womenâ€™s sports can.
Title IX has created an environment where useless sports like womenâ€™s water polo or synchronized swimming are given precedence over real sports like wrestling.
According to the Arizona Republic, wrestling programs have declined from over 400 just 15 years ago to fewer than 100 today.
This is a great example at how the government works. Instead of creating opportunity for women, Title IX has reduced opportunity for men. It isnâ€™t fair. It isnâ€™t right.
However, it is modern America. It is the modern world of college sports.