New Haven Register: “After 13 months and costs estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the six litigants of the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball program and Quinnipiac University will be back in United States District Court in Bridgeport Monday to determine whether the university’s elimination of the volleyball program violated federal Title IX guidelines.” One of the issues in the case is whether replacing the 11 lost women’s volleyballers with additional cheerleaders can offset the loss of the volleyball program.
Title IX states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Translation: Colleges and universities cannot have sports programs that have more men than women or Big Brother will sue and force the schools to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on lawyers instead of students.
When it dropped women’s volleyball, Quinnipiac also dropped men’s outdoor track and golf. It later dropped men’s indoor track. You might ask why does the federal government care about how many people of each gender participate in college sports? Nobody knows except the politically correct do gooders who see discrimination behind every door.