Collegiate Lacrosse Growth Limited by Gender Quota
Fans of Lacrosse are proud of the fact that it is one of the fastest growing team sports in America. However, its growth on the men’s side has been severely limited by Title IX’s gender quota.
In his recent article on collegiate lacrosse, ‘Despite Utah news, potential new lacrosse programs face roadblocks,‘ Shane Mettlen of USports states,
“Administrators can’t just add new Division I sports, even if the budget exists. Title IX compliance is always a factor for schools considering adding or cutting sports.”
Mettlen offers a conference by conference assessment of the prospects for adding male lacrosse teams. Even in regions where lacrosse is popular at the high school level, compliance with Title IX’s gender quota creates problems.
According to Mettlen,
“Virginia Tech and Boston College each reside in areas where lacrosse is hugely popular, but face serious Title IX issues if they ever wanted to add men’s programs.”
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