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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Cheering Is Not A Sport, Appellate Court Affirms

HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal appeals court has ruled that colleges cannot count competitive cheerleading as a sport when trying to comply with gender-equity requirements, upholding a U.S. District Court decision against Quinnipiac University.

In a decision released Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that competitive cheerleading does not yet meet the standards of a varsity sport under Title IX, the 1972 federal law that mandates equal opportunities for men and women in education and athletics.


1 comment:

Entitlement Works? said...

because of title IX Salz Univ lost a nationally ranked wrestling team and a ggreat coach Ron Otto.