Decision Expected in Quinnipiac Title IX Case

We’ll be keeping an eye on this story today:

A federal judge is expected to rule this week whether Quinnipiac University will be allowed to eliminate its volleyball team.Coach Robin Sparks and some team members are asking for an injunction that would keep the team intact until their gender equity lawsuit against the school can be heard.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut brought the lawsuit on behalf of the team and its coach, who say Quinnipiac isn’t in compliance with Title IX laws.

Why is this story important? As one blogger observed, while the women’s volleyball team was cut, so were men’s golf and track, while cheerleading was added for women.

In other words, when the budget axe falls on athletic departments, men are just expected to fall in line, while women are often eagerly embraced by the legal system. Stay tuned.

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