Title IX Financing
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This paper describes and assesses the impact of Title IX funding requirements for intercollegiate athletics. The paper looks at its indirect impact of being used as a tool to marginalize men and male athletic programs. The paper asserts that colleges and universities must seek creative and alternative measures of funding in order to ensure the survival of smaller, less-profitable sports programs for both women and men.
From the Paper:"The financing requirements of Title IX are based on proportionality. In other words, colleges and universities must provide athletic opportunities, including scholarships, to both makes and females in "proportion to the participation rate of each sex in intercollegiate athletics" (Finding, 1997, p. 4). For instance, if 58 percent of a school's athletes are males and 42 percent are females, then funding must meet an equivalent percentage, proportionally. Despite this requirement, many schools cannot raise the funding to support both male and female athletics and athletes based on the condition of proportionality. As such, many schools have begun to eliminate smaller, less profitable sports programs in order to increase revenues for bigger, more profitable sports programs like football and basketball.
"While Title IX has been responsible for seeing an increase in the number of females participating in intercollegiate sports, this participation has often come at the expense of male sports and male participation, due to limited available funding. For example, the decline in wrestling programs and participation in wrestling at the college level is a direct result of Title IX funding requirements."
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