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


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."