Skip to comments.Judge: University of Oregon OK to end men's wrestling program
Posted on 10/28/2008 12:21:05 PM PDT by jasonmyos
SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) -The University of Oregon was within its rights to jettison its men's wrestling program, a state judge ruled Tuesday.
Marion County Circuit Judge Lynn Ashcroft upheld the university's decision to scuttle its intercollegiate wrestling program, saying the school can chose what programs it offers.
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replace it with womens naked mud wrestling
I don’t know about this particular case, but a lot of college sports programs for men are ended because the law requires that an equal sum be spent on women’s sports (even if there are not enough women interested in sports to justify equal expenditures).
Male sports that are not money-makers are thus dropped.
Some are then re-established as “clubs”, which receive no college monies but which can use college facilities.
This is called “progress”, “justice”, “equality”, and a variety of other things to make it sound like it is not
simply what it is, “stupid”...
The article says the replaced it with “women’s competitive cheer.”
“The article says the replaced it with womens competitive cheer.
OK, a compromise: Wrestling cheerleaders.
They replaced it with competitve cheerleading. Yea, that is a progressive sport for women.
The might as well have replaced it with a beauty pagent.
A lot of colleges started women's rowing teams, because they're inexpensive, nobody cares if they win, and they can get girls to sign up for the exercise and free scholarships.
Besides, I'd rather see a women's wrestling team than a men's team. Heck, guys pay a lot of money to see that.
Be fari: They’re also bringing back Baseball. If it was taken out before, then *that* was the crime...
Okay, as a former U of O student, I need to give people some perspective on this:
The original idea to get rid of wrestling on the U of O campus was to give UO a baseball team. Because there was extra money available with the elimination of the wrestling program and the institution of a baseball team, the money went over to a new sport for the women.
Competitive Cheer was originally a “club sport”, meaning it was lumped in as a part of the Club Sports program line item, overseen by the Board of the Student Union (of which I was a member at one time). CC was to be elevated to athletic program status IF extra money was available OR if a program was switched around.
The fact is that wrestling did not bring in money for U of O, and Baseball will. While I do not agree with the idea of giving up wrestling just so the U of O can compete with the 2 time champions, Oregon State, I understand it.
Ken Kesey is spinning in his grave.
when my kids were in school the student activity fees kept going up and up....football couldn’t make enough money to keep the school in compliance with Title IX....eventually men’s golf team got the boot and replaced by the women’s bowling team....thank the women’s movement of the 1960s-1970s....same bunch that killed the Miss America Padgant....same bunch that got worthless degrees in women’s studies offered on campus.
Since Title IX was enacted, a lot of men’s collegiate sports have been sacrificed to meet the gender balance requirements. Men’s wrestling has been especially hard hit as it is a non-revenue generating sport, which makes it an easy target for budget-conscious athletic directors. Hockey and gymnastics have also been targets for elimination.
Works for me.....
Actually football is the problem. The teams are so big (125 total, 85 scholarships) that schools have to have multiple woman’s sports to make up the difference.
Don’t get me wrong, I love college football but without it Title IX would not be a big deal on campus.
I guess more federal funding having to include more female sprots programs.
sprots of course.
All these schools need to do is OPEN the sport to women. I’m sure plenty of women out there want to be wrestlers ~ see how they hang so cleverly to the barstools while balancing Shriley Temples in their fingers. You can do that you can wrestle Fur Shur.
Yep, if you have a daughter you can get her an easy scholarship to any number of schools simply by getting her to do a little rowing.
Well of course a University is “allowed” to choose it own sports it offers, but only if it hurts men. If it hurts women, it is against title IX and the same judge would rule in favor of the suing party and award millions in damages.
We have lost our objective courts folks.
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