The media is understandably frenzied over the University of Maryland
's decision to join the Big 10 conference, but its short-term memory lapse over the University's elimination of 7 teams, apparent in today's excited coverage, is unacceptable.
Only four months ago, the school cemented recommendations from the President's Commission to get rid of a ...
The Title IX Blog's Kristine Newhall, after framing her own requirements for how cheerleading can be considered a sport (in light of its elimination at the University of Maryland
Meeting such conditions would clear the way for OCR to offer approval and thus make it count for Title IX which is what most schools are looking for: a cheap sport to ...
The Washington Post's Liz Clarke reports that the University of Maryland
(UMD) has cut its 9-year competitive cheerleading team because of budget. This development is especially devastating because UMD pioneered the recognition of cheerleading as a varsity sport and was one of only a handful of Division I schools to offer elevated status to participants.
For those of you who don't think competitive cheer is a sport, take a look at this video report on the squad at the University of Maryland
Can somebody send this to the Women's Sports Foundation?