Unformatted text preview: football team and appropriate more funding for that program. This action of dropping the large number of teams was an unexpected act committed by the school. In turn one male runner I know named Nick Oltman lost his scholarship and was determined to find a new school to run for, and transferred to the University of Mary Washington. The law, Title IX has also affected our school as well. Since Longwood like most colleges have more women than men the rule is that there has to be about a ratio of 4 women to 3 men on athletic teams. Three girls early in our season had quit the team and as a result our coach had to cut two men. This was a devastating blow to our team and its moral which we felt was unneeded. Patsy Mink had good intentions when she projected the Title IX law to create equality where it was not present before but it has devastated some people’s lives and dreams in some cases....
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- Spring '08
- Jimmy Carter, Division I, Daniel Akaka