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It's official: Cheerleading is not a sport

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Oggiedoggie, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    From: http://www.courant.com/sports/college/hc-web-quinnipiac-volleyball-20100721,0,5079778.story

    They buried the lede.

    And, good luck getting a cheerleading mom to recognize the legal precedent.
  2. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    But it doesn't definitively state that cheerleading isn't a sport, only that it can't be considered one for the purposes of satisfying Title IX requirements. If your state high school sports association sanctions it as a sport, this wouldn't change or override that.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    That battle is lost. The next battle will be dance team.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The judges agreed that it's a spectator sport, though.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Oregon added competitive cheerleading instead of a legitimate (and far more costly) athletic team like crew or swimming, when it dropped wrestling and added baseball three years ago, as a clear Title IX dodge.

  6. CR19

    CR19 Member

    That won't stop the cheerleading parents from complaining about coverage, however.
  7. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    they may take our cheerleaders, but they will never take our booooooooooooooty shakers! [​IMG]
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  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I read the story, and I think this ruling is so narrow to fit the university's situation that it won't do the not-a-sport crowd much good.
  9. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Even the pull quote in the first post says as such:

    The court wouldn't have the authority to ban competitive cheerleading being marketed as a sport, or sanctioned as one by a state high school athletics association.

    Any desire to not cover it (and I certainly understand why) would be better framed with arguments about relative interest or lack of space.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    What it does is effectively end its growth intercollegiately. There is absolutely no benefit whatsoever to add this sport since it does not improve your Title IX compliance numbers.

    And colleges that presently have this sport, and use its participants in compiling Title IX proportionality ratios, get hurt badly.
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    But wait, there's more:

    From: http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/07/21/29019.htm
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the judge didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings.
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