And while I appreciate your sympathy, the only reason womens sports exist is title IX. It IS all about money. That's why tiger stadium gets expanded and improved, that's why millions of dollars were spent on a new baseball stadium. If it weren't for T9, that new softball stadium wouldn't have been built. Aside from softball and soccer, men's and women's sports share facilities. If it wouldn't have been deemed unfair to not build a softball stadium, it wouldn't have been built.
Uhm, you DO realize there were women's college sports BEFORE Title IX right?
All Title IX does is state that equal opportunity should be given to the women's athletic programs at a university. I'm not quite seeing why that's a bad thing...............................unless you just think that women should not play sports. Thank God that the university administrators don't think the same way.
As someone stated earlier, college sports is not a business. Unlike professional sports, It's not solely in existence to bring in revenue. What universities try to do is MAXIMIZE any revenue they CAN bring in under the rules. Don't get distracted by the fact LSU is one of those insitutions who's football program brings in over $100 million. Most universities lose money on their ENTIRE athletic program. If sports were truly a business.........as some here like to think.........most universities would have to shut down their programs.
So, the question then becomes...........why do college sports exist? CLEARLY its not to make money. There must be some other value that it brings to the university community. Once you can bring yourself to see it that way, then you'll understand why things are the way they are.
Again, whether Manieri makes more or less money than Caldwell is irrelevant and shouldn't even be a point of discussion........................unless somehow folks think it's unfair. But, the market for coaches for the two sports isn't "fair". You pay market value to get the best coach you can. PERIOD. Both Manieri and Caldwell are worth every penny they get, in the eyes of the athletic administration, regardless of how a few male chauvinists feel.
if there wasn't a chick with a dick in the final, no one would watch.
Clearly you have no idea what you're talking about. You even actually watch the women's final four? It sells out EVERY YEAR. You have to get tickets on StubHub or Ebay if you want to go. Also, check their TV ratings against the College World Series. YOU will probably be surprise.
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