While Title IX lawyers have profited by using proportionality to shake down college athletic programs, the athletes Title IX was supposed to help continue to suffer. Using a quota system to enforce Title IX has resulted in lost opportunities for both men and women.
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"How did we ever get to a place where a program that is supposed to be about creating opportunities for women is now being used in a way to create no opportunities for women and to cut men?" said Tom Rogers, a former captain of the Delaware track team who graduated in 1989, to The New York Times.
Corey Wall, current co-captain of the men's track team, noted that there was no threat of a lawsuit or question of compliance when the university demoted the team, which is why a complaint was filed in the first place.
"We're not fighting Title IX at all; we're just fighting the misuse of it," he said.
Well put, Tom & Corey!