In the Indianapolis Star dated 11/22/2008 NCAA president Myles Brand has a message for institutions ''Don't blame title IX'.
Brand further states he expects some schools to drop men's teams because of ''the economic downturn''.
''My expectation is that over the next year or two we are going to see more cuts of men's teams , and so I am trying , frankly,to preempt the arguement against Title IX, an unfair arguement , I believe, and dissuade universities from going public with this approach.''Brand goes on to mention Rutgers and James Madison as examples.
''That is utterly disgraceful'', said Jim McCarthy of the College Sports Council , ''He knows perfectly well Title IX is going to force schools to targetmen's sports first .He is asking schools to join him in a white wash.''
Anyone want to hazard a guess at which program bites the bullet first ?