Are the Men Still Winning?
According to the National Women's Law Center:
- Men's overall athletic opportunities at the NCAA level have actually
increased. A 1995 NCAA study
showed that in '93-'94, men's varsity intercollegiate athletic participation
had its highest increase since 1987.
- Since Title IX was enacted, for every new
dollar spent on women's sports, two new dollars have been spent on men's
- Declines in some men's minor sports are a result of institutional budget
priorities and shifts in interest, and not because of Title IX. Men's minor
sports, such as gymnastics and wrestling, declined through the '80s, even
when Title IX was not being enforced.
- If some men's minor sports are being unfairly shortchanged, the real
culprit is the misallocation of resources within men's athletic programs
that results in bloated budgets for some men's sports, while others are
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