The battles over Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law requiring gender equity in education programs receiving federal funds, frequently focus on numbers. This week the College Sports Council, which argues that Title IX is encouraging colleges to eliminate men's teams, issued a new report to advance its cause. As reported by the Associated Press, the report analyzed 19 sports in which men and women both compete and found that women have more opportunities to earn college scholarships. As the article noted, that method of comparison manages to leave out one arguably significant sport in analyzing gender and athletic opportunities: football.
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