Decision in Quinnipiac Title IX Case Puts Schools on Notice

Michael Mayko of the Connecticut Post interviewed me for his article, “Ruling sends strong message to other schools”, concerning the case of Biediger v. Quinnipiac University.  With respect to the precential value of Judge Underhill’s decision that cheerleading shiould not be considered a sport for Title IX compliance purposes, I had the following observation:

“This ruling puts schools with competitive cheerleading teams on notice that the squads can’t be used to comply with Title IX requirements,” said Daniel Fitzgerald, a New Haven lawyer who specializes in sports law. “Schools are going to have to think long and hard before cutting a women’s sports team and hoping to cover the loss with cheerleading.”

Mayko’s article also includes interesting observations from Title IX expert Donna Lopiano, who testified as an expert witness for the ACLU in the case.  Click on the following link for a PDF of the article Quinnipiac Title IX Article – CT Post.

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