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Study Claims that Title IX Has Hurt Men’s Soccer . . . Really?
National Women's Law Center: Last week, the College Sports Council released a report that claimed that Title IX and a "gender quota" has adversely affected men's soccer. In addition to misrepresenting data, the report does not look at how males have more opportunities than females to play sports.
"The College Sports Council (CSC) released a study last week claiming that Title IX has hurt men’s soccer. Sadly, the study is just another version of the same old attacks that the CSC and similar groups have launched against Title IX in the courts and in the media for many years—attacks that have been unanimously rejected.
In their latest study, the CSC compares the participation numbers and scholarship limits for males and females in Division I and erroneously claims that the somewhat smaller number of men playing soccer in Division I is the result of a "gender quota." If you’re confused, you’re not alone. There are many pieces of the puzzle that the CSC study conveniently omits.