Report: Schools Distort Numbers To Meet Title IX

(AP) – 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 more 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Redcjw says:

    NYT should go visit Texas A&M and look at the facilities for women’s basketball before they use their team as a target picture. The practice facility is a mirror image of the men’s and when the women won the national championship, TAMU pulled out all the stops to recognize them….even the Corp of Cadets full march. AP, NYT…. they are a poster for doing it right!

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