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Title IX has done wonders for women's athletics, but it's getting squeezed by two trends. The first...

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Title IX has done wonders for women's athletics, but it's getting squeezed by two trends. The first is the increasing proportion of women enrolled at most universities, and is topping 60% in many places. Title IX compliance in part consists of having a female-to-male athlete ratio similar to that of the overall student body, and that standard is getting harder to meet unless you're say, Georgia Tech. The second is the elephant in the room, college football. Not only does football often fund the entire athletic department out of it's profits – although not as many schools are in the black there as you might think – but gridiron rosters are also expanding, up on average from 95 30 years ago to 111 today. All this leaves athletic departments in a bind, and I have no solution for them.

From The New York Times Finds Duke Men Are Women, for Title IX Purposes - Carolina March Acknowledging the point above, the Title IX blog - which is a reliable resource grounded in case law - does suggest that the legislation makes some allowance for this bind: "Title IX will also give credit for trying."
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