Originally Posted by Coach Carter
Truthfully, this just comes down to your administrators and how they interpret the NCAA. We had great ones then had crazies. At a school that was 70% male (D3, non-scholarship), in the end we had to have everything totally equal...every opportunity...practice players...everything...ground us to a halt. Much of the NCAA rules come down to interpretation...they say very clearly..."we want you to have the leeway at your institution to make decisions. If you have questions or concerns, come to us. If there are problems or if things get reported to us...then we will come to you".
Right, and ultimately it comes down to the NCAA and institution not getting sued for discrimination. The NCAA establishes a framework of female entitlement that the institution can use in their defense. Then the school must justify which sports to sponsor and to what level to fund individual programs.
It all boils down to avoiding getting sued over a federal law. Many ways to skin the cats.