Friday, November 16, 2012
What's missing from this story?
Big Bill Diaz was honored in Miami recently. Read more here.
In 1973, with the advent of the landmark Title IX legislation, the UM became the first college in the United Sates [sic] to offer a swimming scholarship to a woman under the leadership of Coach Diaz. Two years later, the Hurricane women’s swimming and diving team won the first of back-to-back (1975-76) AIAW National Championships. Several members of those teams were on hand at the reunion to honor their former coach.
Anyone get it yet? They left out one very important fact, didn't they?
The men's and women's programs Coach Diaz built into national powers aren't quite the same anymore.
Miami dumped men's swimming years ago because of - you guessed it - Title IX...