"With a new decree last month from the US Department of Education declaring the opportunity to participate in athletics is a right for disabled athletes, and mandating that schools who receive federal money provide athletic opportunities for disabled athletes, the UA program is a model for others to emulate."
I expect that the above federal mandate will ultimately be the next financial responsibility for athletic departments of colleges and universities. I am hopeful it will be applied with more common sense than the Title IX mandates. The University currently has a tremendous program for disabled basketball. We have recruits from all over the country and Canada. The women have won a couple of National Championships and are great student athletes. I would support the growth of all disabled athletics at the University but I cannot help but worry how future federal mandates will impact athletic departments who are already losing money. Title IX federal mandates didn't take into consideration the fact athletic budgets are built around successful individual sports such as college football. It is ridiculous to restrict the growth of the college football cash cow to redistribute funds to mandated programs who are supported only by college football. The federal courts need to quit trying to mandate how the athletic departments split the pie and step back and let them create more pie for all. Successful college football programs have the ability to do that.
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