Women Lawyers Threaten to Sue Over UConn Cutting Women's Rowing

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That was a very poor attempt at an editorial by an editorial board who never paid any attention to women's rowing or Uconn's Title IX compliance prior to this lawsuit.
The editorial bases its opinion on the expert testimony of the plaintiff. I would hope the plaintiffs hired an expert that would support their case.

All I do know is UConn has full time staff and lawyers whose sole or primary purpose is Title IX compliance. To think UConn has been through multiple conferences and "applied" for others and no one noticed they have been out of compliance for over a decade? Color me a skeptic.
On the chance they are found to be out of compliance- most likely through creative number crunching or just being unable to articulate their numbers, all those in the compliance office should he fired for cause.
 

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That was a very poor attempt at an editorial by an editorial board who never paid any attention to women's rowing or Uconn's Title IX compliance prior to this lawsuit.
The editorial bases its opinion on the expert testimony of the plaintiff. I would hope the plaintiffs hired an expert that would support their case.

All I do know is UConn has full time staff and lawyers whose sole or primary purpose is Title IX compliance. To think UConn has been through multiple conferences and "applied" for others and no one noticed they have been out of compliance for over a decade? Color me a skeptic.
On the chance they are found to be out of compliance- most likely through creative number crunching or just being unable to articulate their numbers, all those in the compliance office should he fired for cause.

There was a book I read about big time college football that talked about the…creative accounting most big time football schools use to justify title ix and having that behemoths of men subsidizing the women’s sports
 

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There was a book I read about big time college football that talked about the…creative accounting most big time football schools use to justify title ix and having that behemoths of men subsidizing the women’s sports

UConn's case should be easy to make.

There's a bunch of ways to get to compliance with Title IX. UConn just has to show it is taking one of the paths to compliance or even that it changed course but still gets there.

Rowing team has to show there is no path without including the rowing team.

Is it somewhere between a shell game and an accounting magic? Sure. But every school does it and most do it differently. There are hundreds of schools out there "in compliance" of Title IX without a rowing team.
 

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UConn's case should be easy to make.

There's a bunch of ways to get to compliance with Title IX. UConn just has to show it is taking one of the paths to compliance or even that it changed course but still gets there.

Rowing team has to show there is no path without including the rowing team.

Is it somewhere between a shell game and an accounting magic? Sure. But every school does it and most do it differently. There are hundreds of schools out there "in compliance" of Title IX without a rowing team.

Indeed.

The fact that we need to have this conversation is a problem. One sport should not be subsidizing others.
 

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Indeed.

The fact that we need to have this conversation is a problem. One sport should not be subsidizing others.

I have no problem with one sport subsidizing others. There is zero chance of each sport being revenue neutral or positive. We've run this down many times. If not for accounting magic most athletic departments in colleges are net losses.

Within academic departments or facilities not everything is revenue neutral. And it's not just in academia. Large corporations usually have some divisions more profitable than others too.
 

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I have no problem with one sport subsidizing others. There is zero chance of each sport being revenue neutral or positive. We've run this down many times. If not for accounting magic most athletic departments in colleges are net losses.

Within academic departments or facilities not everything is revenue neutral. And it's not just in academia. Large corporations usually have some divisions more profitable than others too.

I just don’t feel sorry for them.

I played d3 ball.

We hustled our asses off to raise money for our seasons.

While these teams stick their hand out because football and basketball…exist.
 

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