Important change isn't spontaneous

  • Article by: MICHELLE BEEMAN
  • Updated: October 7, 2012 - 6:34 PM
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docenzoOct. 8, 1212:43 PM

Or...you consider that the small college basketball team that I played for was eliminated after my freshman year because the college didn't feel it had the money to add a women's tennis team. Fortunately, I was able to play at another college, but many of my teammates, including one that came to the upper midwest from Louisiana and one from L.A., couldn't find another team. And two years later when the women's golf team was eliminated due to lack of interest, the men HAD to cut a sport. Goodbye, hockey, and students from Canada, Washington, Massachusetts, and all over the midwest. (Men's basketball has since returned, when women's soccer was added.) How about Normandale, a school of nearly 10,000 students in the 90's? They got rid of all sports, even though they had hundreds of students trying out for football, a few dozen each for basketball and baseball, and high enough interest in the other men's sports. Why? Because they couldn't afford the programs. Translation: some sports didn't get enough interest (students enrolled) to warrant the cost, but they couldn't just eliminate some sports and keep others. Hmmmmmm...wonder which ones they couldn't get rid of? There should be a book entitled TITLE IX: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES...They ain't good.

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