Monday, July 18, 2011

At Two-Year Colleges, Less Scrutiny Equals Less Athletic Equality

The New York Times
Published: July 16, 2011

Los Angeles Southwest College has a new athletic field house and football stadium, but almost no female athletes. Women make up more than two-thirds of students at this community college in the city’s South Central neighborhood, but less than a quarter of its athletes. The college’s decision to suspend the track team this year left women who wanted to play a sport with a single option: basketball.
Henry Washington, the college’s athletic director and head football coach, acknowledges that his program is most likely violating federal law by failing to offer enough roster spots to women.

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