"NOBODY'S WATCHING": ARE MAJOR COLLEGE SPORTS PROGRAMS TREATING TITLE IX LIKE A SUGGESTION? ● According to EADA data, 46 percent of Power Five conference schools have a proportional athletic aid gap of two percent or more—a gap considered noncompliant under Title IX without additional explanation and justification. https://sports.vice.com/en_us/artic...-programs-treating-title-ix-like-a-suggestion ********************************* I hate seeing CU so high on this list. However, I think for Colorado the numbers don't tell the whole story. CU eliminated sports down to the bare minimum for D1 participation. Then, in the past few years, eliminated Men's Tennis while adding Women's Lacrosse. This was all in an effort to become compliant with Title IX. And, yes, football costs more per athlete to run. What's keeping CU out of balance financially now that scholarships are finally balanced, I think, is that CU has so few scholarship sports. With football in there and the resources spread out over fewer athletes than most other schools, it's going to create a gap. At least yearly we have a thread in the CU Olympic Sports forum talking about what sports we'd like to see added at CU. Those always include balancing scholarships for Title IX. I think if and when CU adds more sports we will see the financial gap eliminated. link fwiw, I hope to see women's rowing & sand volleyball (23 W scholarships) along with men's soccer & men's lacrosse (22.5 M scholarships) once CU is in a position to add sports.