Connecticut Trial to Determine If Cheerleading is a Sport

Opening arguments began today in a case that could determine whether universities can consider cheerleading a sport under a federal law that requires gender equality in athletics programs. Five members of the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team, and the team's coach, have sued the school for dismantling the team to use the money for a cheerleading squad. The players argue that cheerleading does not meet federally defined standards for a "sport" under Title IX, the groundbreaking...Full Story
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