Originally Posted by ClarkC
The point is that you are putting the cart before the horse. Only because of Title IX is there a problem with the number of "men's scholarships" or football scholarships, so it is misleading to say that the cause of programs such as tennis being cut is football. The root cause is Title IX.
That's like saying the root cause of unemployment is women filling jobs that men could have. There are plenty of companies that wouldn't hire women if they thought it wouldn't result in a lawsuit.
Title 9 is absolutely necessary because plenty of people still use flawed logic to justify discrimination-
- "football shouldn't count because it makes money"
- "We had more men's tennis teams many decades ago when football was limited to 120 scholarships than we have today when football is limited to 85 scholarships. The difference between then and now? Title IX"