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Title IX and Men's Sports: A False Conflict

Women continue to receive fewer opportunities and resources than men in athletics, and many schools devote disproportionate resources to men’s football and basketball.  While these sports are often described as “revenue sports,” the NCAA reports that the majority of them fail to pay for themselves, much less other teams.  Rather than dipping into bloated football and men’s basketball budgets, schools choose to cut sports and blame Title IX.  But the law does not require or encourage schools to cut men’s teams, and women still receive only about one-third of the total athletic expenditures. 

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