To comply with Title IX, James Madison cuts 10 varsity sports

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James Madison University will cut 10 varsity sports teams this July, leaving 11 coaches and 144 athletes adrift, the Breeze reports. Title IX requires a school's distribution of sports resources to match its gender enrollment numbers; at JMU, women outnumber men 61 percent to 39 percent. To match that, the university will cut more than half a dozen men's sports programs, including wrestling, archery, gymnastics, and indoor and outdoor track. "Our hopes and dreams were crushed," a senior wrestler told the Breeze, just after the school's athletic director broke the hard news. "You could see it on everyone's face."