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Sociology Of Sport Men Vs. Women

            This issue has been on the forefront of college campuses the country over; this issue is gender equality in sports, introduced in 1972 as Title IX of the Education Amendments, was put in place to set standards for universities; stating in short that no person in the United States on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation, nor be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program receiving federal financial assistance (collegenews).
             The basis of my arguments will be the pros and cons of men vs. women in sports and the impact that women have had on college campuses and in the media. It is in the news as well as on campuses that Title IX is responsible for the reduction in the support for men's sports and ultimately the elimination of some programs to make way for the federal regulations for equity numbers in women's programs. Since many men's programs are being done away with at Division I schools to meet numbers many are getting frustrated and even suing. At California State University (Northridge), the university made national headlines by eliminating four men's sports teams. Taken in a recent Supreme Court decision keeping bans on gender discrimination in all federally funded education programs, the CSUN event brings up the questions now faced at many American institutions of higher learning: to even out lopsided opportunities for men and women in college sports, and will more men's programs have to go? In the same study, "It is a myth that the growth of women's sports has been responsible for the elimination of men's sports," says Donna Lopiano executive director of the Women's Sports Foundation. The WSF's study of 767 institutions concluded: "The downfall of many nonrevenue men's programs can be tied to misallocation of funds rather than to the rise of women's sports (Ebsco Host). Here are some facts and figures:.
             • Women's teams received $1 out of every $4 spent on recruiting in the NCAA.

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