The Truth About BCS Football Profits and Title IX

One canard that gets repeated a lot by supporters of gender quotas is that Title IX isn’t really the problem when it comes to the elimination of men’s sports. Instead, as you can see above in a tweet from just a few hours ago, they argue that the real problem is all of the money schools spend on big time football, and to a lesser extent, basketball.

But now, thanks to Kristi Dosh at Forbes, we’re finding out that’s just a smoke screen. Over the past several weeks, Dosh has been reviewing the revenue data from all of the major conferences in college football. So far she’s covered five of the six conferences that are part of the Bowl Championship Series: SEC, Big Ten, ACC, Pac-10 and the Big 12.

So, what did she find? Of the 57 schools reviewed so far, 55 made a profit from football alone. One school, Vanderbilt, says it broke even, while just one school, Wake Forest, said that it lost money. And even in that case, once profits from the basketball program were counted, Wake was in the black.

Kudos to Dosh (follow her on Twitter, here) for doing the hard work in unearthing the truth about football profits. Of course, now that we know the truth, that doesn’t mean we won’t have to keep shouting it to the rooftops. As we know, some lies are too good to give up on.
Repeat after me: football is not the problem when it comes to Title IX. The quotas are the problem.
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