Equally Bad is Not Good: Allowing Title IX “Compliance” By the Elimination of Men’s Collegiate Sports

Athletic participation is an important part of the educational process, instilling important lessons about discipline and teamwork. Title IX was intended to address the historic lack of opportunities for women and girls to participate in school athletics. Unfortunately, the current administrative interpretation of Title IX permits the elimination of male athletic opportunities as a means of complying with the statute’s equality standard. This result undermines the purpose of Title IX and the role of athletics in the educational process for all students.