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The current economic crisis is taking no holds barred, especially on schools of higher learning.

With numerous colleges and universities making cuts on athletic departments to offset the deficits they face, more and more college teams are experiencing their funerals.

Schools like the University of Vermont are hurting so much that they are forced to cut programs, like the Catamounts baseball program that was introduced in the 19th century, that were staples of their universities. 

Schools are forced to make these eliminations while following Title IX guidelines, which call for an equal amount of men's and women's sports teams per school.

But is Title IX really preserving equality in athletic departments anymore?

I ask this question because of a situation at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.

The private school was recently forced to cut women's volleyball, men's golf, and men's outdoor track to save money. At the same time, Quinnipiac announced the promotion of cheerleading to varsity status to offset the loss of women's volleyball.

These cuts crushed dreams, eliminated scholarships for athletes, and ended ...

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