Skip to comments.Obama Administration Tells Small Catholic College: Start a Women's Ice Hockey Team
Posted on 10/04/2012 6:57:20 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
(CNSNews.com) Women who want to play intercollegiate ice hockey probably wouldnt apply to Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., because the small Catholic school doesnt have an ice hockey team for women.
But thats about to change.
Following a federal civil rights investigation, Merrimack has agreed to create three new female athletic teams, including a women's hockey team that eventually will play at the Division I level just as the Merrimack mens hockey team does.
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Jurassic age reaction: How about shutting down all of the athletic programs and concentrating on teaching the students?
Does that order include that all these girls must be on free birth control?
Somehow, I just don't see the beauty and grace of women's LaCrosse carrying over into ice hockey. Why do you suppose that is?
sports teams are expensive to field and not many small schools can afford more than a few of the more popular ones.
I don’t know; are you allowed to beat the hell out of people in field hockey? It comprises an awful lot of ice hockey strategy.
The College agrees that if, upon commencing the 2013-2014 season, it has not met 85% of its recruiting goal for women's intercollegiate sports at that time, it will halt its recruitment for men's tier II and III sports until such time as its recruitment for women's intercollegiate sports reaches at least 85% of the level outlined in this agreement..."
So, less participation by women would mean opportunities for men needs to be reduced? This is typical of liberal thought: it's not about opportunity, it is about ensuring a pie in the sky outcome.
Merrimack has a football team too. Just like Boston University used too.
my son is a junior at Syracuse and plays on their Division I club team. they don’t have an NCAA men’s ice hockey team because of TITLE IX, but they do have a women’s NCAA team. when he played in HS for his all male Catholic HS they would play some co-ed teams and it just annoyed the crap out of me. Yes, they do check at HS level but what guy is going to go up and knock a girl flying? not many, so girls really have no business on boy hockey teams.
I know there have been reduction and elimination of mens’ programs with Title IX included in much of the debate. Here is one column from 2011 that talks of the University of Delaware.
From the column: “Rather than spend money on expanding sports for women, many universities have instead cut mens teams in order to comply with the proportionality method. The practice is frowned upon by the Office for Civil Rights, but it is not prohibited.”
You ever notice it is never ’till there are no poor no more? Same approach here.
Tell me where is sanity?
I am all in favor of disconnecting college sports from the school itself. In effect, privatize them as professional college teams, that license the school logo.
Importantly, as private sports clubs, they would not be restricted to only having student athletes, though they would have weight and age limits. Lots of benefits here.
1) First of all, the players are paid. Hopefully with profit sharing bonuses as well.
2) Players would not have to pretend that they were attending school. If they were going to college, it would be for a real degree. Also, they would have another several years after graduation without having to be drafted by a pro team or ending up on the street.
3) The teams would act like a minor league for the NFL, but still be “pseudo-college” teams. No need for an off season, so players are training and playing in spring and summer as well.
4) No NCAA or federal government nonsense.
Not quite. But from what I’ve seen of men’s LAX, it can come pretty close at times.
This can cause schizophrenia at times. When we lived in Kobe, our team (the Blue Wave) was owned by a car rental/finance company called Orix. Dai-Ei (big market chain like Wal-Mart) owned the Fukuoka Hawks, but was headquartered in Kobe. When Fukuoka came to town, you had almost as many locals rooting for the visiting team.
Below the professional level, there are scores of company teams. Not just in baseball, but pro-basketball as well. We managed to place an NCAA woman's star on one of these company teams. They played in a league where the players were required to be company employees, so they found her a token desk job.
Some of the pure semi-pro company leagues don't even require that facade, just great playing ability. Of course, Japan isn't as crazy as we are about how much athletes get paid, so you tend to have more rounded individuals who don't see it as a career. And, of course, the really, really good ones come over here. Ichiro Suzuki was still a hometown favorite when we lived in Kobe. He exploded the long-held myth that Japanese players would never make it in American Big League Baseball except as pitchers.
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