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https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/34030/

We may need to keep an eye on this one. If the girls who filed the suit could set precedents to all states in the future for high school and colleges to have an all female football teams. This could help offset the Title 9 issues. They could have the females play in the spring.
06-28-2017 07:47 PM
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This could really get messy, what if guys identify as girls, I know it has happened in track.


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06-28-2017 08:11 PM
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(06-28-2017 07:47 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/34030/

We may need to keep an eye on this one. If the girls who filed the suit could set precedents to all states in the future for high school and colleges to have an all female football teams. This could help offset the Title 9 issues. They could have the females play in the spring.

As long as the schools are title 9 compliant why would they have to sponsor women's football. We have women's lax and women's soccer and women's volleyball but non of those sports for males. As long as you have the equal number of scholarships throughout the athletic department you shouldn't be forced to start women's football. If they want to play football they are free to start a club sport and play from there.
06-28-2017 08:31 PM
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RE: Possible Future For All Female Football Teams, Lawsuits Filed
They could form a team, but I'm not sure they'd have many opponents.

BTW, 50 at orientation probably translates to 20-25 for an actual team (based on similar orientations at my sons school for various sports - the yield is usually below 50%). This assumes the 50 doesn't include a contingent of "activists" who really have no intention of playing, but want to be political and show support. Whatever.

There would be many issues, such as field availability (Saturday games the easiest solution; practice is more problematic) and equipment and organizing HS conference. (probably a 7 on 7 league.) A big problem I see is making this a varsity sport would likely see the pool of women players very thin, as the season coincides with Soccer and Volleyball seasons and collides with Basketball fall training (the elite players use this time to gear up), which could eliminate most of the best athletes from the pool. Softball at least is in the spring. If football played at a club level, then participation rules would be relaxed and you could get some of the Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball players. (Note Men's Volleyball is Spring, in large part to allow Football and Basketball players to participate).

I don't see a big legal issue. They can offer the sport and if participation is below a certain level drop it. Or if not enough schools just forget being a varsity sport and run it as a club level.
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how can they force a school to sponsor any sport?
06-28-2017 08:41 PM
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(06-28-2017 08:41 PM)gosports1 Wrote:  how can they force a school to sponsor any sport?

Ever heard of lawyers?
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I'm all for it if the kids want to play. It says only 100 would be eligible for their high school, but maybe having an official high school team would spur more demand.

Meanwhile, in my high school there were 70 boys who tried out for the freshman basketball team, out of 100 in the class (so that's 4x70= 280 boys who want to play and 45 roster spots). Yet because their "group" is "overrepresented," the school is forbidden from providing more of them with an opportunity to play.

You know the world has gone crazy when your legal rights depend on which group you belong to.
06-29-2017 08:58 AM
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Of all the possible things that NCAA member schools and their lawyers will be concerned about, this one will rank at the very bottom.
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(06-28-2017 08:43 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  
(06-28-2017 08:41 PM)gosports1 Wrote:  how can they force a school to sponsor any sport?

Ever heard of lawyers?

ever heard of if you want to play that sport go somewhere else?
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If UND can pull off dropping women's Hockey, at a school that is the definition of a Hockey school, then this is DOA.
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