Chapter 5 Highlights


Chapter 5 Highlights: Title IX and Olympic sports


Big-time athletics programs maintain many sports because of institutional history, local differences, NCAA requirements and the legal power of Title IX.

Though 53 percent of full-time students at Division I schools in 2007-08 were women, only 45 percent of scholarship athletes were.

Teams in the Olympic sports have fallen prey to the budgetary knife amid cutbacks.