Originally Posted by coaching32yrs
In my opinion Title 9 is responsible for the termination of 100 men's college tennis teams. Football with 85 scholarships is the problem. Funding the 85 matching scholarships for women have strained university budgets beyond the breaking point. As a result men's tennis, wrestling and gymnastics have been eliminated at many colleges.
This is exactly the problem. Anyone that views Title 9 as the problem is not looking at the big picture. It's all about football in the NCAA, and football is monopolizing the majority of men's scholarships.
In this day and age it would be totally unacceptable to give men dozens and dozens of scholarships and women just a handful. Since Title 9 won't be changing, the question becomes how to increase the demand for tennis. Not an easy thing as interest in the sport has declined over the past few decades.