When was the last time a women’s team had over 60,000 people at a game and brought in over $14 million for the schools? Cutting men’s sports to meet the requirements for Title IX I feel is wrong. Why should some men sports teams have to suffer and kids lose out on their scholarship just so a university can have the same amount of female and male athletes? What does it matter that there are more male than female athletes? As long as female athletes are being treated fairly and like any other athlete on campus, with access to all the training facilities, then I don’t see the big deal.
Although I don’t feel like cutting men sports is a good idea, reducing the sizes might be. On the majority of major campus, the biggest athletic team is usually the football team with a roster of around 80-90 kids per team. Cutting a football team from a major university such as the Florida’s, the Oregon’s and the Alabama’s can cause a major financial drop in revenue for that school. A solution that some schools may use is to cut down the football team from 80-90 players to around 50-60 players. This 30 player different among other solutions may help some schools reach the requirement for Title IX. Another idea that some schools may have is to add a sports team for females. Such teams as a dance or cheerleading team, or a rowing team can bring in at the least 30, 40 maybe even 50 female athletes.
I don’t think it’s a good idea for any University to cut out any male athletic team from there program because it’s just not fair for those young men. Why should they have to suffer and lose their scholarship and have to worry about transferring schools just so that there can be the same amount of female and male athletes? The best way to deal with the Title IX requirements is to cut some players for the football team and to add 1 or 2 more female athletic teams to help balance out with the number of male athletes.