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.