Report: D-1 Schools Distort Rosters To Comply With Title IX

Report: Schools distort numbers to meet Title IX

      The New York Times is reporting many Division I schools are
distorting their athletic participation numbers so they can remain
compliant with Title IX.
      The newspaper analyzed public records from than 20 colleges and
universities and federal participation statistics from all 345
institutions at the NCAA's highest level.
      It found some schools were padding the rosters of women's teams
with unqualified players, or counting athletes who no longer wanted
to compete. The New York Times also reported Tuesday that schools
counted male practice players as women and trimmed the rosters of
men's teams.
      Title IX was passed in 1972. The landmark federal legislation is
designed to create equal educational opportunities for men and
women.
      
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