Title IX and idiots

You can read the entire AP report on Title IX embedded below, but here is a few key quotes. Commentary follows in another post.
AP: The head of an athletic department in the mighty Southeastern Conference says the biggest problem with meeting gender equity is what he calls the elephant in the room: College football. “We have 330 varsity athletes, 110 are on the football team,” Vanderbilt vice chancellor David Williams said Tuesday night. “So if you want me to get to 50-50, that means I have slots for 55 men other than football.”

… Money is out there. Williams was part of the SEC’s negotiating committee that worked out a 15-year deal with ESPN reportedly worth more than $2 billion to televise the league’s sports in 2008. Vanderbilt will be receiving $18 million to $20 million a year under that package. “One needs to understand that college athletics in Division I in this country is big business, and we sit in a conference that signed the biggest TV (deal). And they didn’t give us that money for anything but two sports: Football and men’s basketball,” Williams said.

One woman in the audience asked how to control football to offer more opportunities to the other students. She said she has a 19-year-old son who couldn’t attend the college he preferred because the school doesn’t have men’s soccer and a 15-year-old daughter who also plays soccer and runs track.

She suggested a cut to 50 scholarships for football. (read the entire AP report below)

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    Capstone Report » Could Title IX destroy college football?

    […] According to the AP this really happened. “One woman in the audience asked how to control football to offer more opportunities to the other students. She said she has a 19-year-old son who couldn’t attend the college he preferred because the school doesn’t have men’s soccer and a 15-year-old daughter who also plays soccer and runs track. She suggested a cut to 50 scholarships for football. (Read the AP story in its entirety here.) […]

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    Crimsonite from the planet Crimson in a galaxy far far away. FormerlyE.G. White

    Tell the stupid bitch to send her brats to the University of Guadalajara if they want to play sissy sports! 80% of the people in this country could give a flying fuck less if they have anything more than mens football, basketball and baseball in college in that order! The rest of the bleeding hearts can go fuck themselves. Nobody’s promised or guaranteed a Goddamn thing when they’re born on this planet! Get over it!

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    Bamamike

    I think if you try and curb something that is obviously the most popular, just to please the minority, you have politics in America.
    SOmetimes its ok to let the people have what they want. Besides people aren’t packing out college stadiums to watch futbol in the US. It’s a free country, enjoy futbol. They rest of us in the U.S. will enjoy football.

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