Football should be exempted from Title IX

Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 12:00am

It is the gorilla sitting on the coffee table of collegiate sports and the Title IX controversy: college football. Nobody wants to talk about this particular gorilla, but there he is as plain as day.

Last week, a panel convened by the Department of Education voted to recommend minor changes in the Title IX Act, which since 1972 has applied to all educational programs that receive federal funds. Many opponents of the act have decried that in leveling the playing field for women, Title IX has decimated men

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